Slovenian Recipe of the Week: Matevž

By , 19 Mar 2019, 17:14 PM Gourmet
Slovenian Recipe of the Week: Matevž All pictures by Neža Loštrek

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March 18, 2019

Matevž is a very common winter dish that resembles mashed potatoes with some beans added. As no milk or butter is used, Matevž is also appropriate for vegans, and is usually served with cooked sauerkraut or sour turnip. If a dedicated carnivore, add pečenica to complete the dish.

Matevž and turnip present a simple Slovenian winter meal, which is healthy, tasty and easy to prepare.


Ingredients (for two hungry vegans who also plan to eat a lot of sour turnip):

2 potatoes
1 can of kidney or brown beans
1tbsp of vegetable oil
2 cloves of garlic
Pinch of salt

Peel the potatoes, cut and boil till soft. Chop the garlic and stir it on a heated oil till fragrant. Add the cooked and drained potatoes and beans. If using canned beans, you have to wash them first.


Then add some salt and mash all the ingredients together.

The result is called Matevž. As already mentioned, it needs to be served with cooked sauerkraut or sour turnip, and pečenica sausage is optional.


Dober tek!


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