Hungarian Bean and Ham Soup

Serves 4-6 Prep Time 5 minutes   Cook Time 1 hours 10 minutes   Rated:

Um,YUM. I don't like to play favourites, but this did need to be tested more than once, and nobody complained ... it is delicious. I hope you love it as much as my family loves it. I know its a bit early for soup, but we have seriously been having weird weather in Australia haven’t we? Can I get an amen?? So if you happen to have a cold rainy day, even though it’s been blisteringly hot the day before, trot this one out! You’ll thank me.

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  • 2 Tablespoons lard
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 leek, white part only, well cleaned
  • 1 carrot, in pieces
  • 2 celery stalks, in pieces
  • 1 parsnip, in pieces
  • 40 Grams flour
  • 300 Grams dried borlotti beans, soaked overnight and drained
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 Litre water or liquid stock
  • 400 Grams diced smoked pork or ham
  • 1 heaped tbsp paprika plus some more
  • 1 Teaspoon pink salt flakes BUY
  • Freshly cracked black pepper to taste
  • Sour cream as needed to serve
  • Herbs of choice to garnish



Place lard, garlic, leek, vegetables and flour into Thermomix bowl and chop 3 sec/speed 5.


Sauté 5 min/Varoma/speed 1.


Add beans, bay leaves and water and cook 60 min/90°C/Reverse/speed 1.


Check liquid levels and add water if needed up to the 1.5 L mark.


Add ham, paprika and salt and pepper to taste and heat through 10 min/100°C/Reverse/speed 1.


Serve with a dollop of sour cream garnished with a sprinkle of paprika and some chopped fresh herbs.

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