Lamb and Bean Soup
April 19th, 2011|Filed Under Recipes, Soup

Bean and Lamb Soup Pasul Grosh 600x400 Lamb and Bean SoupLamb and Bean Soup: Like people, sometimes food looks ugly. At first you don’t even want to go there, but then you decide to give it a chance and it turns out to be not so bad. Just like your ugliest friend, sometimes an ugly dish will make you feel fabulous in comparison.

My mother used to make me this traditional Albanian dish called Pasul or Grosh — the dish had a different name depending on where you were from. Since my mother is a gypsy, I just call it bean and lamb soup. It’s really simple to make and will warm your belly while boosting your self-esteem.

Recipe: Lamb and Bean Soup

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup White Beans
  • 1 Pound Lamb Stew Meat (with Bones)
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • ¼ White Onion – Minced
  • 8 Cups Water
  • ¾ Teaspoon Salt
  • ½ Teaspoon Herbes de Provence
  • 2 Tablespoons Heavy Cream
  • 1 Tablespoon Butter

Instructions

  1. Heat a large pot on medium high heat for 2 minutes. Add the olive oil and lamb. Brown the meat on each side for 2-3 minutes. Once the lamb has browned, add the onion and cook for another minute. Add the water and beans. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for 2 hours, covered. Remove the cover, cook for another hour, then add the rest of your ingredients. Serve with bread

Number of servings (yield): 12

Meal type: dinner




6 Responses to “Lamb and Bean Soup”

  1. LOL – love the first line of this post.

  2. Nora says:

    That looks disgusting! I only eat lamb in GYROS! Xronia Polla!!

  3. Davis says:

    I’ll make this for my Albanian girlfriend tonight — ill just make sure she doesnt sleep next to me ;)

  4. Lumnie says:

    Add a teaspoon of white vinegar in the soup to prevent gas (works like a charm).
    love this soup!

  5. Lumnie says:

    Add a teaspoon of white vinegar in the soup to prevent gas (works like a charm).
    love this soup!

  6. Sen says:

    I love all your stories, but this one takes the cake “ugly” lol. Thanks Lumnie for the tip, I will definitely try the vinegar next time I make Pasul!

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