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Pasulj Prebranac - the baked beans for Christmas Eve

1/2 kg of tetovac beans (nearest equivalent would be butter beans)
300 g chopped onion
salt, paprika, oil, pepper to taste

The beans should be cooked for twenty minutes in one water, after which you drain the beans and start again with clean water. Then boil for another 35-40 minutes. Add some paprika and a little pepper when it's cooked, fry the onion in a little oil. In an ovenproof deep dish put a layer of beans, a layer of onion, another layer beans, another layer of onion, always ending with a layer of beans. Then pour enough of the second water, in which the beans had been boiled cooked, to cover the beans by about 4 to 5 cm. Leave this for a while and then put the dish in the oven. Bake for 40 minutes on 220o c. degrees. Let it cool and it is served cold.