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Embark on a culinary journey to Hungary with this comforting Hungarian Ham Shank Soup with White Beans, where smoky ham and hearty beans meld together in a rich and soul-warming broth. View the recipe below!
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While dried beans provide a better texture, you can use canned white beans and reduce the cooking time accordingly.
If you can’t find Hungarian paprika, use regular sweet or smoked paprika as an alternative.
Yes, this soup freezes well. Allow it to cool completely before transferring it to airtight containers for freezing.
Crusty bread, Hungarian dumplings (nokedli), or a simple green salad are great accompaniments.
Traditional Hungarian ham shank is recommended for authenticity, but you can use smoked sausage or smoked bacon for a similar flavor profile.
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