Baked beans (Prebranac or Gravce na Tavce)
|Large lima beans||1 Pound|
|Onions||3 Medium, cut up|
|Oil||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (to sautÃÂ© the onions and carrots)|
|Carrot||1 Large, cut|
|Garlic||2 Clove (10 gm), minced|
|Paprkia seasoning||1 Tablespoon|
|Ground black pepper||To Taste|
Boil beans for about 10-15 min., and then drain completely, and add fresh boiling water, bay leaf, salt to taste, and then cook beans for 2 – 2 ½ hours over low heat. By then it will be cooked, and most water will evaporate, check occasionally to make sure you don’t completely dry them out. Drain, but save the water, don’t discard.
In a separate pan, sauté onions and carrots, and when nice and caramelized add paprika seasoning, garlic, black pepper, and a tablespoon of flour, and mix it all into cooked beans. Carefully combine, and put in a baking dish of your choice. Pour the water you saved, over the beans, top with bacon or sausages, and bake. I bake it for about 20 minutes @ 425 F.