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Prebranac – Serbian Baked Beans

Prebranac – Serbian Baked Beans

Baked Bean

Milica Cvetkovic serves prebranac, a classic serbian home cooked dish.
By Milica Cvetkovic

Baked Bean

Prebranac or baked beans is my favorite home dish. You can prepare it with any bean you like but best tasting prebranac will be with red or white bean. Prebranac with white bean is more common in Serbia, so if you want original pleasure you should prepare it that way. This meal takes some time to cook so be patient and I promisee – you will enjoy every bite.


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Prebranac – Serbian Baked Beans Recipe

  • Author: Milica Cvetkovic
  • Total Time: 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x


We eat baked beans very often in Serbia, it’s a true spirit of our country!


  • 1 pound (500g) beans
  • 5 onions
  • 56 tsp ground pepper
  • 56 cloves of garlic
  • about 1 cup (250ml) sunflower oil
  • salt
  • ground chilly pepper, as you like


  1. First, cook beans in lot of water until boiling.
  2. When boiled change the water and cook again until almost done or enough soft so you can eat it without any problem.
  3. Pre-heat the oven to 200 degrees C and prepare clay dish for baking.
  4. Put cooked beans into the clay dish, cover with chopped onions and garlic, season, pour the oil in and bake covered for at least 1 hour and 30 minutes.
  5. Serve extra hot!


Cooking time depends of bean you use. It’s important to cook bean before baking until it’s almost completely cooked (soft).

  • Prep Time: 1 hour 30 mins
  • Cook Time: 2 hours


View Comments (3)
  • i came accross your blog i love Serbian cooking that was introduced to me by Dragana Jevtovic. Keep the good work up all the best from South Africa

  • I would love Milica to contact me. Maybe Serbian friends in common.
    I have made this dish and it is delicious.
    Marina Milica Cobbold.

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