Hungarian Bean Soup

This Hungarian soup is from my mother's handwritten recipe collection. Usually this bean soup is traditionally made with Hungarian Kolbacz sausages, but it is also very nice without any meat. If you cannot find any colbacz sausages, try this soup with Spanish chorizos or Wiener sausages. This Hungarian bean soup is one of those soups that one likes to eat and vary over and over again.

Duration: 30 minutes

Amount: Serves 4-5


3 tablespoons of olive oil

250 grams of onions, chopped

750 grams of paprika, cut into strips

800 grams of canned chunky tomatoes

2 Kolbacz sausages, sliced

800 grams of canned white beans

Some tomato ketchup

Smoked Chipotle Tabasco Sauce

Paprika powder, sweet

Paprika powder, hot

1-2 cubes of vegetable stock

Pepper, salt

Pinch of sugar



1. Heat the olive oil in a pot.

2. Steam the finely chopped onions in the oil until translucent.

3. Cut the peppers into strips, add them to the onions in the saucepan and cook well.

4. Add the chunky tomatoes with their liquid.

5. Then the drained white beans and if you like the sliced sausages.

6. Season to taste with the ketchup, the Tabasco sauce and the spices.

7. Serve sprinkled with chopped parsley.

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