Turkish Style White Bean Stew Recipe
Turkish-Style White Bean Stew Recipe
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 15 mins
Total Time
1 hr 35 mins

Known as Kuru Fasulye in Turkey, this is the ultimate winter comfort food.

Course: Soups
Cuisine: Turkish
Servings: 6
  • 1 pound dry cannellini beans
  • 3 Tablespoons unsalted butter or olive oil, or a combination
  • 2 large onions
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1/2 pound lamb (or beef or chicken), chopped into small chunks, or omit this for vegetarian
  • 2 Tablespoons red pepper paste (recipe below)
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • Water or beef stock
  • 1 large tomato
  1. Rinse beans and drain. Soak the beans in water to cover 12-24 hours. Drain.

  2. Dice the onions and green bell pepper. In a large soup pot, heat butter and/or oil over medium heat. Cook onions and pepper in the butter until onions are golden. Add the meat to the pan and brown it. Add the soaked beans, pepper puree, and salt. Add water or stock until it just covers the beans.

  3. Bring to a boil, cover and lower heat to a simmer. Cook until beans become tender. Dice tomato, adding to pot after beans are soft.