Pasulj is a white or brown bean
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, considered a traditional dish in Serbian
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and Bosnian cuisine, though it is nowadays popular throughout many Balkan nations. It is normally prepared with meat
Meat is animal flesh that is used as food. Most often, this means the skeletal muscle and associated fat and other tissues, but it may also describe other edible tissues such as organs and offal...
, particularly smoked meat
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such as smoked bacon
Bacon is a cured meat prepared from a pig. It is first cured using large quantities of salt, either in a brine or in a dry packing; the result is fresh bacon . Fresh bacon may then be further dried for weeks or months in cold air, boiled, or smoked. Fresh and dried bacon must be cooked before eating...
, smoked sausage
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, or smoked joint
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s of tough meat such as ham hock
A ham hock or hough is the joint between the tibia/fibula and the metatarsals of the foot, where the foot was attached to the hog's leg...
s, pig's feet or rib
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The bean dish is eaten mostly during hot periods of the year because of low fat. Another version are the baked beans, in Serbia known as Prebranac.