Comforting bean stew aka ‘fasolka po bretońsku’

One of the best one pot meals from Polish cuisine.


  • 3 glasses of dry white beans / around 6 glasses of cooked beans
  • 1 onion
  • 500g tomato sauce
  • 100g tomato paste
  • ½ glass of water
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 6 bay leafs
  • 6 whole allspice
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp marjoram
  • ½ tsp chili powder
  • ¼ tsp coriander
  • salt and pepper
  • oil
  • 500-750g oyster mushrooms


Soak your beans the day before for at least 12 hours.
On the next day change the water and cook the beans until soft. Add some salt.
You can also use canned beans if you want to skip the longer process.
Take a big pot and heat up few spoons of oil.
Roughly cut the onion and add it to the pan with bay leafs and allspice.
Fry until the onion is nicely soft and then add the rest of ingriedients (except of the beans).
Cover the lid and cook it for few minutes, then add the beans and keep it on the lower heat for 20-30 minutes, stiring ocasionally.
Cut the oyster mushrooms. Add 1 spoon of oil to the separate pan and once hot add the mushrooms.
Fry your mushrooms (you can add some salt and pepper or soy sauce) and once ready add them to the pot with beans. Mix all together.
Try your baked beans and add some more salt, pepper or any desired spices.

***Adapted from ‘fasolka po bretonsku’ Jadlonomia recipe.


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