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Jan. 03, 2012


Haricot beans 100 Gram (small)
Cold water 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) (as required)
Lard/Dripping 25 Gram
Bacon rashers 1 , unsmoked, rinded and chopped (thick)
Onion 1 , peeled and chopped
Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm) , crushed
Carrots 2 , scraped and sliced
Celery stalks 2 , scrubbed and chopped
Tomatoes 225 Gram , skinned and chopped
Tomato puree 30 Milliliter
White stock/Water and chicken stock cube 1 cube
Salt To Taste
Black pepper To Taste , freshly ground
White cabbage 1/4 Small , washed and finely shredded
Small pasta shells/Rings 30 Milliliter
Parmesan cheese 1 Teaspoon , finely grated



1) In a bowl, place the haricot beans with cold water to cover and soak overnight or with boiling water to cover and soak for 1 hour.

2) Pour off the water and allow the beans to drain well.


3) In the cooker, melt the lard or dripping, and saute bacon, onion, garlic, carrots and celery until the vegetables are lightly coloured.

4) Stir in the haricot beans, tomatoes, tomato puree, stock or water and stock cube, salt and pepper.

5) See that the cooker is not more than half full.

6) Put the lid on the cooker, heat to high pressure and cook for 5 minutes.

7) Lower the pressure slowly.

8) Check for the tenderness of beans, if still hard cook for 5 minutes more at high speed and lower the pressure slowly. If beans are tender the leave as it is.


9) Stir in the cabbage and pasta, well together.

10) Raise the pressure to high and cook for 5 minutes more.

11) Lower the pressure gently.

12) Check for the seasoning and adjust if needed, spoon into warm soup bowls.


13) Serve hot sprinkled with Parmesan cheese.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 25 Minutes
Ready In: 25 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 210Calories from Fat 88

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 10 g15.4%

Saturated Fat 3 g15%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 515 mg21.46%

Total Carbohydrates 20 g6.7%

Dietary Fiber 4 g16%

Sugars 6 g

Protein 11 g22%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet