Brown Beans


Brown Beans

Prep Time 5 hours
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 6 hours
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Swedish
Servings 4 people


  • 500 g Kidney beans
  • Salt
  • 2-3 tbsp Syrup after taste (the taste shall be a little sweet)
  • 1.5 tbsp Spirit vinegar
  • corn flour If needed to thicken the finished course


  • Clean the beans under running water. Add them with a tbsp of salt in a pot. Fill up water so the water cover the beans. Let stay under water for at least 5 hours (recommended 12 hours or overnight)
  • After the 5 - 12 hours remove the water and flush the beans under water.
  • Add the beans, 1 tbsp salt and 1.5 liter water in a pot. Heat it up and let it simmer for 1 to 1.5 hours (the depends on the beans). Stir the beans now and then.
  • When the beans are soft (Al dente) add 1.5 tbsp spirit vinegar
  • When the beans are soft (Al dente) add 2 -3 tbsp syrup
  • Stir everything together if you will eat it direct and the brown beans are not tick enough you can add some corn flour. If you plan to eat the beans a day later or freeze it in this would not be needed though the beans will be thicker after a while.


This is a fantastic course which take some time but almost no work to do.
In Sweden you serve it with potatoes (cocked or fried) and bacon or meatballs.

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