Breton Beans (Fasolka po Bretonsku)

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Although this recipe is not actually a Polish one, it  is an extremely popular dish in Poland. Also, typical non-polish version have different ingredients.






2 cups white, dry kidney beans
1 large onion, diced
1 garlic cloves (minced)
3,4 peeled and chopped tomatoes (can of minced tomatoes is optional)
2 medium sausages
1 cup smoked bacon (cut into ½ inch to 1 inch strips)
1 tsp sugar (optional)
Thyme, paprika, salt and pepper to taste


Clean the beans. Place in pot and add 3 times more water than beans.  Cover and let stand at least one hour or overnight. Boil for about an hour in the same water.
In separate pot, caramelize the onion and sausages along with the bacon. Add tomatoes, garlic, sugar (optional) and all seasonings. Cook for about 15 minutes to blend the flavors.
Mix everything with the beans. Allow to cook for another few minutes to allow the flavors to blend.
Serve with a good bread and butter.








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