Bean Soup with Sausage
You know when a recipe is good for students? When it combines, meat, vegetables and you spend the less possible time. Ok i lied, the ideal recipe is when it contains only meat but anyway… Well the following recipe almost has these characteristics which make it if not ideal, but really good for students or generally people that leave alone.We have spoken before for Fasolada, the typical Greek bean soup that every Greek knows. Well, come on I wont say the same again about how to do it, you check the recipe over there.When I was little my mother always used to add sausages in the recipe as it is more attractive for kids. Also it’s a different way to cook the beans. Basically mixing this recipe with Spetsofai.
Now, why this one is ideal for students or general people that want to spend minimum time on the kitchen…
Well lets suppose that you have prepared the beans from yesterday and you start bowling them. The only thing that you have to do is to have the ingredients ready and cut. Just add them when the time comes. As the beans are bowling, you can go in the students halls and have a beer….eeeeeem….i mean go to your room and study for tomorrow’s exam. Leave the beans to boil for an hour and when you are back you are ready to eat.
To be honest when I was a student most of the times I was doing toast’s and ordering pizza’s but…it was a good effort J
Well…either way I thought it brought a pretty good result in the end…
BEAN SOUP WITH SAUSAGES
- 1/2 pound white beans moderate
- 1 large onion or 2 small
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tbsp tomato paste
- 2 sprigs rosemary
- 6-8 dust. garlic
- 2-3 bay leaves
- 1/2 celery
- 3 carrots cut into rings
- 1 pork rustic sausage cut into slices
- 1 cube of herbs
- Soak for 8-12 hours, the beans in cold salted water (2 pinches of salt).
- Strain, put cold water and boil the beans for 5 minutes.
- Strain again and throw water
- In a saute pan over medium-high heat put tomato paste for a few minutes. Remove, wipe with a paper pan and keep the paste in a bowl. In the same pan in 1 tbsp olive oil saute the onion and garlic to get nice color and keep themselves on the side.
- Then in a little olive oil saute sausage, celery and carrot until the sausage is getting good color and the vegetables soften slightly.
- Then in a pot with 2 liters of water, put the beans with the cube, herbs tomato paste, garlic, onion, carrots, celery and cook for about 1 hour over low heat without stirring, keeping the pot half covered
- Check to add a little water as it is good to keep it boiling in order not to interrupt the cooking of our food.
- Season with salt towards the end of cooking and then add the sausages and a little raw olive oil to serve