Recipe Rating

This is by far one of the best bean soup recipes there are. I am a big fan of thick soups and  this particular one if you get it right you can literally make the spoon stand upright in it.


  • 1 Bag 500g Sugar Beans
  • 3 liters Boiling Water
  • 500g Stewing Beef With Bones Cut Into Cubes
  • 500g Stewing Lamb With Bones Cut Into Cubes
  • 1 Large Onion Cut Into Slices
  • 1 Block Beef Extract
  • 1 Tin or Sachet (65g) Tomato Paste
  • 25 ml Brown Sauce Powder
  • 10 ml Worcestershire Sauce
  • Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper To Taste


Rinse the sugar beans in water until clean. You can leave them in water overnight if you prefer.

Add all the ingredients into a pressure cooker except the Brown Sauce Powder.

Cook for about 2.5 to 3 hours.

Pre-mix the brown sauce powder with a little water.

Add the sauce powder to the mixture and bring to boil for a minute.

Now you can remove the bones if you like and then just give it a few presses with a potato masher to crush some of the beans to thicken the soup.

Enjoy with some Ruby Port and Ciabatta bread.




Unbeatable Bean Soup
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