This is one of the most eaten stews in Macedonia, the green peas stew. Some like it lean, some add meat. The following recipe is a variation of the basic recipe since I added pork meat here and it's delicious!  The following recipe is enough for 2 adults and 2 children under 8. You can prepare double dosage if needed. You can use fresh or frozen beans. If you use canned beans, be aware that they don't need much cooking, and the meat does, so your beans might turn out overcooked. Let's see the recipe:

  • 300 g pork cut in pieces       
  • 500 g frozen green peas
  • 2 chopped carrots
  • 150 ml tomato sauce
  • 1/2 chopped onion
  • parsley
  • 1 flat tbs vegetable seasoning
  • a little oil
  • 1 flat tbs paprika

  1.     Fry onion in a little oil, then add the chopped pork. Fry in the saucepan where you'll prepare the stew and until meat changes color.
  2.     Add the peas and carrots and stir.
  3.     Add 1 teaspoon paprika and 1 flat tbs vegetable seasoning. Add water to cover the peas and add a little more if you think the stew is too thick. Add the tomato sauce in the end.
  4.     Leave to cook covered at a low temperature for about 1 hour.
  5.     Add parsley (if desired) in the end and check if the peas are cooked well.
  6.     If desired, you can add potato and pepper. If you add these vegetables, do that in the beginning when you add the peas in the pot.