Etli Kuru Fasülye (White Beans with Beef)


by: Reshmi Ahmed

Kuru Fasulye is a traditional and the most popular Turkish dish and it is associated with Turks around the world just like sish kebab. Served warm with bread, rice or Bülgur Pilavi, it tastes best in cold weather !


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serves: 4-6

500 g White beans, soaked in water overnight or canned ones

500 g Beef or Meat

3 medium Onions,

3 in Green Paprika, seeds removed and cut small pieces

3 Tomatoes, pulp and seeds removed and then chopped

3 tbsp Butter

1 tbsp Tomato paste

5 cups Water or Meat stock

1/2-1 tsp Salt

1 tsp Pepper

Nutrition Facts
Etli Kuru Fasülye (White Beans with Beef)

Servings Per Recipe: 4

Amount per Serving

Calories: 554

  • Total Fat: 28.2 g
  •     Saturated Fat: 13 g
  •     Trans Fat: 1.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 108.1 mg
  • Sodium: 504.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 41.5 g
  •     Dietary Fiber: 9.8 g
  •     Sugars: 8.1 g
  • Protein: 34.8 g

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1.  Drain the soaked white beans and cook them separately. Set aside.

2.  Heat the butter in a pan. Saute the onions and then add Paprika, Tomatoes, Tomato paste, salt, pepper and mix well. Cook for 3-5 minutes.

3.  Add the meat and water/stock and cook until the meat gets tender. You could pressure cook everything together.

4.  Once the meat is done, you could finally add the cooked beans and cook for another 5-10 minutes in a slow flame. If you are using canned beans, wash them well and directly add them in this step. This would save a lot of time!

5.  If you want more watery consistency, add more water/stock or cook on a slow flame for 10 minutes to thicken the gravy.

Cooks' note:
If you want to make it completely vegetarian, just omit the meat and prepare using vegetable stock for extra richness !

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