Bujta Repa (sour turnip hot pot or pork with pickled grated turnips) is a Slovene national dish. It was mostly made in Prekmurje, the northeastern part of Slovenia.

it is made its way up to becoming one of the top traditional dishes in Slovenian cuisine. This stew is made of sour turnip, millet porridge, and pork meat.

Bujta repa

This is easy to make soup that can easily be turned into meatless and satisfy vegan lovers.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Slovenia
Keyword: Pork, turnips
Servings: 10


  • 2 kg turnip
  • 1.5 kg pork (fresh or smoked)
  • 750 g millet
  • 1 onion
  • 40 g flour
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic
  • oil 
  • bay leaf
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • red pepper


  • Let the meat with turnip boil lightly together and cook.
  • When you see that the meat is almost soft, add the unmade porridge.
  • Add bay leaf and salt (according to your taste, usually 2 teaspoons). 
  • Mix the oil and flour and add chopped onion and garlic.
  • Pour over a bit of cold water and mix, then stir it all in with the meat and turnip. 
  • Add it to boiling again and add salt 
  • Take out the meat and cut it into slices.
  • You can serve the turnip in a bowl with the slices on top.

Inspiration and adaptation: natkinedobrote.wordpress.com, ingredientchallenge.wordpress.com, 220stopinjposevno.com

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