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This very traditional Croatian recipe has many equally delicious variations. It is very nutritious, healthy and feeds crowds.

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Servings: 6 servings
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Cost per serving $0.85 view details

Directions

1.
Soak dry pinto beans in plenty of water overnight. Drain and rinse the beans. Soak pearled barley in plenty of water overnight. Drain and rinse the barley. Cook al dente in a double amount of water. Drain and set aside.
2.
Meanwhile, make a mirepoix (soffritto or Holy trinity) from carrot, celery and parsley root and red horn pepper: cut the root vegetables into smaller pieces and coarsely chop in a blender. Add horn pepper chunks and pulse once or twice.
3.
In a large pot sauté onions and garlic in sunflower oil for 5 minutes until soft, stirring frequently. Add diced smoked pork neck, stir and sauté for 5 more minutes.
4.
Add mirepoix to onions and smoked meat, stir and cook for 1-2 minutes.
5.
Add beans, bay and celery leaf, water, and salt and bring to the boil. Turn down the heat, cover the pot and continue to cook for 25 – 30 minutes.
6.
Stir in cooked barley, continue to cook for 5 minutes or until the beans are cooked (al dente).
7.
Season with ground black pepper and serve.
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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 481g
Recipe makes 6 servings
Calories 672  
Calories from Fat 60 9%
Total Fat 6.81g 9%
Saturated Fat 0.93g 4%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 431mg 18%
Potassium 2267mg 65%
Total Carbs 118.68g 32%
Dietary Fiber 28.4g 95%
Sugars 5.32g 4%
Protein 35.3g 56%

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