Sep 9, 2012

Beans with Sausages, Tomatoes and Sweet Pepper

   Autumn goes ahead! I like this season for its beautiful nature. Only imagine: yellow, orange, red colors with a great amount of their unusual tins, funny acorns under your feet, damask ashberries shining just like tiny lights and wonderful aroma of the autumn forest. Do you like it? I adore.
   We spent previous Saturday going for a walk to the local park. It is similar to big wood but with plenty of old benches, cozy arbours where you can hide from the rain and skillfully made nestling boxes. We were walking without any hurry enjoying everything around us.
   We came back late in the evening with a small bunch of fallen leaves. And we were very hungry. I predicted I've made some preparations before. In a hour the stunning aroma of delicious meal gathered together all of us. September evening with tasty food and a good company finished one of the best autumn days.

Beans with Sausages, Tomatoes and Sweet Pepper

   This meal is definetly must-cook. No fuss, no difficulties. Only plain ingredients and fantastically delicious result. It may seem unbelievable, but this is exactly the same I've described.

 Beans with Sausages, Tomatoes and Sweet Pepper

   The combination of beans, tomatoes, sweet pepper and garlic hardly surprised anyone. If it is without spicy paprika, aroma caraway and piquant sausages. Add the last three ingredients - and the flavour will become much more interesting and difficult. Don't forget about a generous handful of fresh herbs and serve hot! 

 Beans with Sausages, Tomatoes and Sweet Pepper

Beans with Sausages, Tomatoes and Sweet Pepper
(inspired here)

Preparation: 10 min. + a night for steeping
Process: 1,5 hour. Yield 4.


300 g white beans
1 bay leaf
2 onions
1-2 fresh sweet pepper
2 medium tomatoes
garlic clove
1 tsp ground paprika
a pinch of caraway
salt and pepper
olive oil


1. Wash beans and steep in cold water for the night. Cook it for 40 min with a bay leaf.
2. Peel and slice the onion. Cut sausages into circles. Mince the garlic. Heat a pan with olive oil. Cook onion, garlic and sausages for 5 min, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat, add paprika and mix well.
3. Peel and cut tomatoes. Wash the pepper, remove from the seeds. Add tomatoes and pepper to the pan and simmer for 5 min. Add beans with water and caraway, salt on your taste and simmer for 10 min. Sprinkle with pepper and fresh herbs. Serve hot.  



  1. Hello! Just saw your comment on another blog and decided to check out your page. I am Russian too! I live in the US though. You have some beautiful photography, try submitting it to sites like - your photos will definitely be accepted. You can check out my blog too at

    1. Hello, Julia! Nice to meet you here in my blog.
      It is for my English-speaking friends. I have another blog in Russian here. Welcome!
      Glad that you're Russian too. How long have you been living in the US?
      Thanks fot invitation. I'll visit your blog with great pleasure!

    2. Hi Anna, I checked your other site, in Russian, it's pretty impressive! I bet it keeps you busy! You have a lot of followers there. I will be checking your blog periodically, I really like your photography!

    3. Hi Julia, thank you a lot! Your words make me happy :)
      It takes much time, but I like it. It is my hobby which I devote all my free time.
      You're always welcome! The new recipe is coming soon.

  2. Hi Anna, You have a lovely English blog and I'm just so happy I've found it. I enjoyed this photo so much on flickr so it's wonderful to have the recipe. By "steam" do you mean just to leave the top on the pan and the pan off the heat? You do not want a low simmer at this point? Also, I know I will not be able to find your Russian sausages, but I'm just wondering what kind of flavoring is in the sausages you use. Thanks so much.

    1. Hello, Emily! Thank you for visiting my blog - hope you'll like it.
      Emily, I made an awful mistake! It shows that my English is not so good as I thought :)
      I wrote "steam" instead of "simmer" and the meaning, of course, has been changed. I must correct the recipe text. Thank you for stopping here!
      I used simple sausages. I think chorizo would be the best but I didn't see it in our local shops.
      Thank you!

    2. Hi Anna, As I wrote to you on Flickr, steam instead of simmer is not at all an awful mistake. It was clear that you just didn't want high heat at that point in the recipe. The chorizos would probably be very good as you say, and I'll try that next time. Our mild Italian sausages added a lovely flavor, but definitely mild. Chorizo would "kick it up a notch" as one of our TV cooking personalities always says. Hugs!:)

    3. As I know chorizo adds a spicy touch to stew. Great words from TV :))

  3. Thank you for visiting me over at 'thyme'. I love to discover new blogs and your photography and recipes look wonderful. I am all about the fall season so I will be cranking out more dishes that help us to enjoy this beautiful blustery season to its fullest.

  4. Your photos are lovely and this looks like a very wholesome dish full of great flavours.

    1. Thank you a lot, Suzanne!
      Glad that you like it!

  5. Lovely and as always gorgeous selective lighting on the post. I am more of a summer girl but this year probably for the first time, I am waiting to feel Autumn and Fall.

    1. Thank you a lot!
      I like autumn. I was born in October :)


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