Brenebon Soup (Manadonese and Dutch Bruine Bonen Soep)


Manadonese Bruine Bonen Soup

VEGAN recipe included.


This delicious soup is a staple soup in my house. This warm, delightful soup will lift your spirit and warm up your soul on the darkest nights of wintertime. It is a hearty soup, easy to make, rich, fulfilling, and is my favorite food that is so perfect for this season. This dish remained me home.


Brenebon is derived from traditional Dutch Bruine Bonen Soup and adapted by North Sulawesi people (Manado), an ethnic group from Indonesia. The name 'Brenebon' is the local pronounce of Bruine means brown, and Bonen means beans; it is made with brown beans and pork, beef, chicken, and my favorite one is smoked tuna. Brenebon ingredients are a little different from Dutch Bruine Bonen Soup; it has Nutmeg, cloves, chili, and pepper makes it more vibrant in taste.


For some reason, my mom likes to cook it with smoked fish and serve it on the weekend right after getting off from the church.

Although I was not too fond of it when I was growing up and now, I've grown to love it, and it's become my comfort food or whenever I missed home.

Manadonese Bruine Bonen Soup

‚ÄčIngredients:

  • 2 lb (1.3 kg) canned Brown beans (or pinto beans) drained and rinse.

  • 1 pound (500kg) pork hock. If you want to use beef, use beef ribs or oxtail.

  • 2 tsp nutmeg powder

  • 2 cloves or 1 tsp cloves powder

  • 2 tsp white or Black pepper

  • 1 carrot peeled and diced

  • 1 celery diced

  • 1 1/2 tsp sugar

  • 5 shallot chopped

  • 3 cloves of garlic

  • salt to taste

  • 1 tablespoon of butter

  • Worcester sauce to taste

  • 2 green onion finely sliced

  • Hot chilly (optional)

Direction:

  1. Boil the meat for 30 minutes or until tender and add salt.

  2. Stir fry onion and garlic in butter. Add nutmeg and ground pepper.

  3. When the meat is done, add the can beans and carrots.

  4. Transfer the saute mixture to the pot. Add cloves, Worcester sauce to the taste, and simmer for 15 minutes.

  5. Ready to serve and garnish with green onions and chopped celery.

Manadonese Bruine Bronen Soup

For Vegan Recipe:

  • 2 lb (1.3 kg) canned Brown beans (or pinto beans) drained and rinse.

  • 1 Tofu

  • 2 tsp nutmeg powder

  • 2 cloves or 1 tsp cloves powder

  • 2 tsp white or black pepper

  • 1 carrot peeled and diced

  • Mushroom

  • 1 celery diced

  • 1 1/2 tsp sugar

  • 5 shallot chopped

  • 3 cloves of garlic

  • salt to taste

  • 1 tablespoon of Vegetable butter or vegan butter

  • 2 green onion finely sliced

  • Hot chilly (optional)

Direction:

  1. Stir fry onion and garlic in butter. Add nutmeg and Pepper.

  2. Put water

  3. Put beans, tofu, and Carrots

  4. Put the rest of the ingredients, including Mushroom

  5. Shimmer for 15 minutes.

  6. Ready to serve and garnish with green onions and chopped celery.

If you use dried beans, make sure you boil it first until tender, drain, and transfer to the soup.

Eet Smakelijk and Selamat Makan!

I hope you have a chance to try this delicious soup and thank you for reading,

much love,

Joice