MINER’S BEAN SOUP

Czech name: Havířská fazolačka

Written by Tereza Tipplova

This is a local Czech recipe from the Moravian-Silesian Region.

This is a local Czech recipe from the Usti Region.

Visitors of the Usti Region can admire the unique panorama of the Bohemian Central Range, deep forests of the Krusne (Ore) mountains and Luzicke (Lusatian) mountains, and the elegant meandering landscape along the Elbe river. There are many ski centers offering ideal conditions for both downhill and cross-country skiing. The Elbe sandstones are very popular among climbers.

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Ingredients

3/4 cup white beans
1 cup sour cream
1/8 butter
4 1/2 cups pork or beef broth
salt and vinegar to taste
1 whole cinnamon

Instructions

Take the beans, rinse thoroughly and leave them soaked overnight. In the same water cook them almost all the time, add the broth and boil it softly. Add a piece of cinnamon and remove it after a while. Season it with vinegar and salt to taste, pour in the cream and soften it with butter.  Cooking time is about 10 minutes or until potatoes are soft, serve with bread.