Bean Lard

Bean Lard

Bean lard is an interesting alternative to traditional pork lard. This plant-based substitute is becoming increasingly popular among those seeking meatless spreads. Bean lard is incredibly easy to make and can be used not only for sandwiches. How to prepare this unique product? Discover our recipe for delicious bean lard!


  • White beans – 500 g
  • Onions – 2 pieces
  • Apple – 1 piece
  • Soy sauce – 50 ml
  • Oil – 30 ml
  • Butter – 20 g
  • Baking soda – 5 g
  • Bay leaves – 5 pieces
  • Salt – 3 g
  • Marjoram – 2 g
  • White pepper – 1.5 g
  • Sugar – 1.5 g


Step 1: Cook the Beans Cook the beans in the same water they soaked in along with baking soda and bay leaves. This will take about an hour for smaller varieties of beans and about 1.5 hours for larger beans (such as Piękny Jaś). Towards the end of cooking, remove the bay leaves from the pot. Finish cooking when the water is almost completely reduced. There shouldn’t be too much water left because the lard will turn out too thin. If you’re unsure if there’s too much liquid in the pot, drain the beans, and keep the liquid for later use. It will be useful for thinning the mixture during blending.

Step 2: Blend the Beans Season the cooked white beans with soy sauce, then blend into a smooth paste and set aside to cool slightly. If the mixture is dry and difficult to blend, add some of the cooking water.

Step 3: Prepare the Onion and Apple Peel and finely chop the onion and apple. Sauté the ingredients in a pan over low heat with heated oil. After a few minutes, add butter and sugar to the pan and mix. The onion and apple should caramelize gently. Remove the pan from the heat.

Step 4: Combine the Ingredients Add the onion and apple to the beans. Also, add the remaining spices – pepper, marjoram, and salt, then mix everything thoroughly using a spatula.

Step 5: Transfer the Lard to a Jar Transfer the finished lard to a jar and let it cool completely, then seal and store it in the refrigerator. The lard is good for consumption for about 5-6 days.

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