15 delicious lobio recipes in Georgian

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15 delicious lobio recipes in Georgian
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Lobio is the hallmark of any Georgian feast. This hearty dish is made from different types of beans. Lobio is usually served with pita bread or corn porridge. Here are 15 of the most delicious recipes!

1. Classic lobio

Classic lobio

Place the lobio in a porcelain or enamel dish.

You will need: 2 cups beans, 2 onions, a handful of walnuts, half a glass of pomegranate seeds, 3 cloves of garlic, 3 sprigs of cilantro, a pinch of ground red pepper, 0.5 tsp. coriander beans, 1 tablespoon wine vinegar, 1 tbsp. vegetable oil, salt.

Preparation: Soak the beans overnight and boil until tender. Grind nuts, spices, salt, vinegar, chopped herbs and garlic in a mortar. Chop the onion and fry, add the beans and sweat all together for 4 minutes. Transfer the mixture to a bowl, add the aromatic mixture and pomegranate seeds.

2. Lobio in tomato

Lobio in tomato

Serve hot or cold lobio.

You will need: 1 cup of beans, 150 ml of tomato juice, 3 cloves of garlic, 1 onion, 1 carrot, a couple of sprigs of dill, 0.5 tsp. coriander beans, a pinch of ground red pepper, 1 tbsp. wine vinegar, 2 tbsp. vegetable oil, salt.

Preparation: Soak the beans for 12 hours and boil until tender. Combine vinegar, spices, minced garlic and salt. Fry chopped onions and carrots until golden brown, add tomato juice, beans, aromatic mixture and cook for another 5 minutes. Sprinkle with chopped dill and turn it off.

3. Lobio from canned beans

Canned Bean Lobio

You can prepare a fragrant dish even faster.

You will need: 400 g canned beans, 1 onion, 3 cloves of garlic, 1 tomato, 3 tbsp. tomato paste, 3 sprigs of cilantro, 40 ml of vegetable oil, 1 tbsp. wine vinegar, 0.5 tsp. ground paprika, 0.5 tsp. coriander beans, suneli hops, salt.

Preparation: Chop the onion and fry, add the chopped tomato, beans, tomato paste and continue cooking for another 5 minutes. Combine spices, vinegar, minced garlic and salt. Add the dressing to the skillet and stir. After 7 minutes, remove from heat and sprinkle with chopped cilantro.

4. Lobio with vegetables

Lobio with vegetables

Add whatever vegetables you like.

You will need: 250 g dry beans, 1 bell pepper, 1 tomato, 1 onion, 3 cloves of garlic, 2 tbsp. vegetable oil, 1 tbsp. wine vinegar, a couple of sprigs of cilantro, 0.5 tsp. coriander beans, suneli hops, salt.

Preparation: Soak the beans overnight and boil until tender. Prepare and cut the vegetables. Fry the onion, add the tomato and pepper and cook for another 7 minutes. Grind spices, chopped garlic, salt and vinegar in a mortar. Pour the dressing into a skillet, add the beans and cover for another 5 minutes. Sprinkle with chopped cilantro before serving.

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5. Lobio in pots

Lobio in pots

You can cook in one large pot or in several portions.

You will need: 300 g beans, 1 onion, 1 bell pepper, 2 tomatoes, 2 cloves of garlic, a couple of sprigs of cilantro, a handful of walnuts, 2 tbsp. vegetable oil, ground black pepper, 0.5 tsp. coriander beans, salt, 200 ml of hot water.

Preparation: Soak the beans, boil until tender and put in a pot. Add chopped tomatoes and bell peppers. Fry chopped onions, add nuts, spices, salt, squeeze the garlic through a press and put in a pot on the vegetables. Pour in hot water and place in the oven for 40 minutes. Sprinkle the finished lobio with chopped herbs.

6. Lobio with chicken

Lobio with chicken

Hearty, tasty and healthy!

You will need: 1 cup of beans, 400 g of chicken fillet, 1 carrot, 1 onion, 3 cloves of garlic, 3 sprigs of cilantro, 50 g of tomato paste, 2 tbsp. vegetable oil, 0.5 tsp. coriander beans, ground black pepper, salt, 1 glass of water.

Preparation: Boil the beans until tender. Chop meat, vegetables and herbs. Fry the chicken, add onions and carrots. After 5 minutes, add tomato paste, water, beans, cover and tomatoes over low heat for 10 minutes. Combine chopped garlic, spices and salt. Put the fragrant mixture in a skillet, sprinkle with cilantro and turn it off after 4 minutes.

7. Green Bean Lobio

Green Bean Lobio

It is enough to scald the green beans with boiling water and peel off the hard ends.

You will need: 500 g green beans, 1 onion, 2 cloves of garlic, 1.5 cups of tomato juice, a handful of walnuts, 1 tbsp. lemon juice, 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, a pinch of hops-suneli, 0.5 tsp. coriander beans, salt to taste.

Preparation: Peel and cut the vegetables. Fry the onions, add the green beans and spices. After 10 minutes, add chopped nuts, tomato and lemon juices. Cook for 7 minutes over low heat, salt, squeeze the garlic through a press and turn off.

8. Lobio with hot pepper

Lobio with hot pepper

Lobio recipe for savory food lovers.

You will need: 600 g green beans, 1 onion, 3 cloves of garlic, 1 sprig of cherry tomatoes, half hot pepper, 3 sprigs of parsley, 1 tbsp. lemon juice, 2 tablespoons olive oil, 0.5 tsp. coriander beans, salt.

Preparation: Prepare and cut vegetables. Fry the onions, green beans, tomatoes and hot peppers. After 10 minutes, pour in the lemon juice, coriander, squeeze the garlic through a press. Cover and cook for 8 minutes. Before turning off, sprinkle with chopped herbs and salt.

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9. Lobio with minced meat

Lobio with minced meat

Delicious with minced pork and beef.

You will need: 300 g beans, 200 g minced meat, 2 onions, a handful of walnuts, 3 cloves of garlic, 3 sprigs of cilantro, 0.5 tsp. coriander beans, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, 1 tbsp. vegetable oil, salt.

Preparation: Soak the beans for 12 hours and boil until tender. Fry the chopped onion, add the minced meat and cook for 10 minutes, stirring constantly. Combine coriander, lemon juice, chopped nuts, garlic and herbs. Add the beans and flavorful dressing to the skillet. After 8 minutes, salt and remove from heat.

10. A simple lobio recipe in Georgian

A simple lobio recipe in Georgian

Beans should not fall apart in the finished dish.

You will need: 500 g red beans, 1 onion, 1 carrot, 3 cloves of garlic, half a bunch of savory, half a bunch of cilantro, 1 tbsp. vinegar, 50 g butter, 3 black and white peppercorns each, salt to taste.

Preparation: Soak the beans and boil until tender. Add chopped carrots, onions and butter. Grind peppercorns, vinegar, chopped herbs and garlic in a mortar. Pour the beans and aromatic dressing into a skillet, stir and cook for another 10 minutes. Salt and remove from the fire.

11. Lobio with green beans and egg

Lobio with green beans and egg

Chop the onion, periodically wetting the knife with water.

You will need: 300 g green beans, 3 eggs, 1 onion, 1 tomato, 2 cloves of garlic, 1 tbsp. vegetable oil, a slice of lemon, hops-suneli, a pinch of ground coriander, salt, water.

Preparation: Chop the beans and vegetables. Fry the onion and tomato until golden brown. Boil the beans for 10 minutes in salted water, add the frying, spices, squeeze the garlic through a press. After 8 minutes, add lemon juice and beaten eggs. Cook for 5 minutes, salt and turn off.

12. Lobio with mushrooms

Lobio with mushrooms

Can be cooked with any kind of mushroom.

You will need: 1.5 cups red beans, 200 g mushrooms, 1 onion, 1 carrot, 2 cloves of garlic, 3 sprigs of dill, 1 tbsp. vinegar, 1 tbsp. vegetable oil, 0.5 tsp. coriander beans, suneli hops, salt.

Preparation: Soak the beans for 10 hours and boil until tender. Chop mushrooms and vegetables. Fry the onion with mushrooms, add carrots, spices and toms for 10 minutes under the lid. Add the beans, vinegar, squeeze the garlic through a press and cook together for another 8 minutes. Salt, sprinkle with chopped dill and turn it off.

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13. Lobio with quince and nuts

Lobio with quince and nuts

Another recipe for a popular Georgian treat.

You will need: 1 cup beans, a handful of walnuts, 1 quince, 1 onion, 3 cloves of garlic, half a bunch of cilantro, 2 tablespoons. vegetable oil, 2 tbsp. tomato sauce, ground red pepper, suneli hops, salt

Preparation: Soak the beans overnight and boil. Fry chopped onions until golden brown, add tomato sauce, spices, chopped nuts, herbs and garlic. Add the grated quince beans and cook for another 10 minutes. Salt and turn it off.

14. Lobio with pork

Lobio with pork

If the pork is tough, cook it longer.

You will need: 1.5 cups beans, 300 g pork tenderloin, 1 onion, 3 tbsp. tomato paste, 2 cloves of garlic, 2 glasses of water, 5 sprigs of cilantro, hops-suneli, 0.5 tsp. coriander beans, 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, salt.

Preparation: Soak the beans for 12 hours and boil until tender. Cut the meat into small cubes and fry, add chopped onion, tomato paste and water. Tomatoes over low heat for 20 minutes, add beans, spices and cook for another 7 minutes. Add salt, chopped garlic and cilantro.

15. Lobio with adjika

Lobio with adjika

Sometimes beans are soaked in beer.

You will need: 1 cup red beans, 1 onion, 1 carrot, 2 tbsp. tomato paste, 1 tbsp. dry adjika, 2 cloves of garlic, half a bunch of cilantro, 30 ml of vegetable oil, a slice of lemon, 0.5 tsp. ground paprika, 0.5 tsp. coriander beans, salt.

Preparation: Soak the beans overnight, rinse and boil until tender. Fry the chopped onions and carrots, add the beans, tomato paste and cook, covered, for 10 minutes. Separately mix lemon juice, spices, adjika, chopped garlic and cilantro. Pour the dressing into a skillet with vegetables and stir. After 8 minutes, salt and turn off.

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