This is one of the most eaten stews in Macedonia, the yellow beans stew. The following recipe is a variation of the basic recipe since I added minced meat here and it turned out delicious! I asked myself why haven't I done it this way before! I used frozen beans and you can prepare the stew this way using other veggies too like, peas, potatoes, mixed vegetables etc. The following recipe is enough for 2 adults and 2 children under 8. You can double the dosage if needed. Let's see the recipe:

  •     500 g frozen yellow beans (17 oz)
  •     200 g minced meat (7 oz)
  •     1 chopped carrot
  •     150 ml tomato sauce (2/3 cup)
  •     1/2 chopped onion
  •     parsley
  •     vegetable seasoning, oil, 1/2 tbs paprika
  •     bay leaf
  1. Fry onion in a little oil, then add the minced meat. Fry on medium heat in the  cooking saucepan where you'll prepare the stew and until meat changes color for about 6-7 minutes.
  2. Add the beans and the carrot and stir.
  3. Add 1 teaspoon paprika and 1 flat tbs vegetable seasoning. Add water to cover the beans and add a little more if you think the stew is too thick. Add the tomato sauce in the end and the bay leaf.
  4. Leave to cook covered at a low temperature for about 1 hour. 
  5. Add parsley in the end and check if the beans are cooked well.
  6. If desired, you can add chopped potato and pepper. If you add these vegetables, do that in the beginning when you add the beans in the pot. 
  7. You can prepare the same stew using other veggies - experiment!