Traditional Dutch Brown Bean Soup

Traditional Dutch Brown Bean Soup

Our tried-and-tested recipe for this typical Dutch family meal is an ideal way to get you hooked on winning winter food from Holland.
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  • Serves: 4 persons



  1. Step 1

    In a large soup pot, fry the bacon in the butter. Add the shallots, carrot, leek and the ground paprika . Mix well. Now add the beans, tomato puree, stock and bay leaves.
  2. Step 2

    Bring the soup to the boil, cover and then turn down the heat to simmer for 15 minutes. Remove the bay leaves. Season to taste with salt, pepper and ketjap manis (or Worcester sauce). Then, blitz the soup half smooth, using a stick blender or food processor. The soup should still have texture and not be completely smooth. Add the celery leaves right before serving. Tips: