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October 2, 2013

Csulkos Bableves - Hungarian Bean and Ham Soup from Saveur Magazine


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Hungarian Bean and Ham Soup from Saveur Magazine


I have a talent for breaking appliances. While most people have the same vacuum, washer, garbage disposal for years, I don't. This week reminded me of my ability to have appliances wither and die when around me. I have gone through two washers and dryers in the last 10 years. This week my washer stopped working. When I break my appliances they break, break. The last time I called to have my dryer fixed the repairman tried fixing it and told me that it was beyond repair. This happens all the time to me. I use my appliances a lot. While most people use their vacuums a couple of times a week, I use mine 2-3 times a day. The same goes for my washer and dryer. They seem to always be in use. So this week my washer, dryer and vacuum all decided to break. It has been one of those weeks. Since events in my house have been busy I haven't been cooking as much as normal. I'm also playing a bit of blog post catch up. Last week I tried a new recipe for Hungarian Bean and Ham Soup from Saveur Magazine.
Image of Downtown Huntington, WV from Harris Riverfront Park
Downtown Huntington, WV from Harris Riverfront Park

This recipe has 14 ingredients. It takes 3 hours of total time, 30 minutes of which is active and makes 8 to 10 servings. I only made a few changes to the original recipe. I used canola oil and an extra parsnip. My kids love parsnips, so I try to add extra in recipes that use them. I found that I had to also add extra water to the beans. They ended up a little drier than I prefer so I added an additional cup and a half of water. When I served the beans I added additional paprika to the individual servings.
Image of Rotary Park Lookout Huntington, WV
Rotary Park Lookout Huntington, WV

My boys really loved this recipe. It was a nice blend of beans and soup, with lots of flavor. I was surprised that it only lasted a little over a day due to my two boys going back and eating more and more bowls. It was a nice way to use pinto beans, which are a favorite in my household.

For the recipe go to Hungarian Bean and Ham Soup (Saveur does not have the recipe online, so this is a link to a site with a very similar recipe).

Hungarian Bean and Ham Soup


Recipe Type: Soup
Summary:
A recipe for Hungarian Bean and Ham Soup. A filling dish for fall and winter.
Preparation Time: 0h, 30m
Total Time: 3h, 0m
Yield: Serves 8 to 10

14 comments:

  1. my sister is one of those who goes thru appliances like nothing! i can't even tell you how many washers and dishwashers and refers she's bought! while we only recently replace our W/D and refer, the ones prior were originals from my parents' house!

    this is definitely soup weather, and i love ham in my soups!

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    1. She sounds a lot like me, glad to know I'm not the only one :) I agree that it's soup weather. It was rainy most of the day here.

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  2. I'm like that with house plants - I kill them within days of getting them. I've had good luck with my appliances, though - knock on wood.

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    1. My mother was the same way with houseplants. They never lasted very long :)

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  3. Well, at least you did make use of them...not that they broke without any reason.
    The bean stew looks super comforting and flavoursome!

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    1. I definitely do make use of them! The stew was very comforting, which is nice for this time of the year.

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  4. My forte is burning pot. I am famous for it. Love my beans so will try this one out.
    Cheers
    Tanya

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    1. I have burned a lot of pots myself :) I will walk away while something is cooking and come back and the pot is burned, so I understand!

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  5. Mmmm..it looks delish! My talent is breaking vacuums. I haven't counted how many vacums I used till today. The newest one is bought this summer :) I had a dog for years but after she passed away, since 2009..I have improved my breaking skills :) LOL!

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    1. I have the same vacuum problem! I go through about one a year, but we do have 2 dogs and three cats so we have a lot of pet hair!

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  6. I have had mostly good luck with appliances, but I am on my fourth vacuum cleaner in about 12 years. Granted, the first one was 30+ years old when I got it, and it didn't have much life left in then, but still. I feel qualified to say that they just don't make 'em like they used to. :)

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    1. I'm on my 12th vacuum in 12 years :) No really, I go through about one a year thanks to kids, dogs and cats. I have tried every brand (even a very expensive dyson) and break them to the point it costs more to repair than to buy a new one.

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  7. Seems like you're having a bit of bad luck. My appliances always seem to last a long time. I've never had issues with vacuums, only that they stop suctioning well after a while. This sounds like a great dish but I might substitute the ham for beef. :) Hope your weekend has started out better.

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    1. I have always had bad luck with appliances :) My mother never broke any, mine break all the time!

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