Brown Bean Soup
|Preparation Time||:||25 Min|
|11||Salt and ground black pepper||0||To taste|
A Dutch dietary staple, brown bean soup is nutritious, filling and a cinch to make. A great mid-week meal for the whole family, it goes great with buttered brown bread.
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.
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) and 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.
Add the celery leaves right before serving.