Jókai Bableves

Jókai Bableves Recipe; 6 Easy Steps for Making Hungarian Bean Soup

Jókai Bableves is a Hungarian bean soup made with smoked ribs, beans, bay leaves, carrots, sausages, etc. This soup is very nutritious and tasty. That is why it is popular in Hungary. If you want to try a tasty soup containing vegetables and meat simultaneously, stay with Cooking County.

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How to Make Jókai Bableves?


  • 400 gr smoked pork ribs 
  • 300 gr of white beans 
  • 2 bay leaves 
  • 2 garlic cloves 
  • 1 carrot 
  • ½ piece of celery 
  • ½ kohlrabi 
  • 1 parsley root 
  • 250 gr smoked sausage
  • 100 gr flour 
  • 1 egg 
  • 1 onion 
  • Red pepper as needed
  • 2 dl sour cream 
  • Salt and pepper as needed
  • Butter


Step One

For Jókai bean soup, soak the beans overnight. After they are soaked well, dry them, and set them aside.

Step Two

Wash the ribs, put them in a pot, and add water. Put the pot on medium heat, put the lid on it, and cook the smoked ribs (Do not add salt because smoked meat is salty.

The ribs are ready when you can push a fork into them. 

Step Three

Add the soaked beans, bay leaf, chopped carrot, celery, kohlrabi, chopped parsley root, and the rings of smoked sausage. Mix the ingredients well, put the lid on the pot, and cook over low heat.

Step Four

In the meantime, knead the flour with the egg and salt. When the beans are almost soft (the vegetables and the sausage will be cooked by then), place the dough on a floured tray and continue cooking together.

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Step Five

When everything is cooked in the bean soup, half-fry the chopped onion in the butter, add flour and crushed garlic, and fry together.

Step Six

When onion and garlic are fried, remove the pan from the heat, stir in the red pepper, and pour it into the soup. Dilute the sour cream with the soup. 

Jókai Bableves recipe

How to Serve Jókai Bableves?

Adjust the thickness of the soup. To do it, add enough water to make it a good consistency. If necessary, add salt and boil well. Serve the Jókai Bableves with baked bread, and enjoy it!

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FAQs about Jókai Bableves

How much time does Jókai Bableves need to get ready?

It takes about 3 hours to get ready.

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