Green Bean Soup

Green Bean Soup

Jamie Elliott 0

"This is my grandmother's recipe. She was a Transylvanian Saxon! This is a great soup and worth the experiment!"

Ingredients 45 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 196 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 196 kcal
  • 10%
  • Fat:
  • 12.5 g
  • 19%
  • Carbs:
  • 17.6g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 5.8 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 23 mg
  • 8%
  • Sodium:
  • 111 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a large pot over medium heat, combine green beans, garlic, parsley, salt and water to cover and cook until beans are tender.
  2. Fry bacon until crisp, set aside. Add onion and flour to bacon grease, stirring until smooth and brown. Add some water from the beans, stirring slowly and constantly to prevent lumps.
  3. Cook to thicken a bit, then add it to the bean soup and bring to a boil. Stir crisp bacon, sour cream and vinegar.
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  1. 24 Ratings

bitch'n kitchen

I had some green beans to use up so this recipe intrigued me. Other reviewers said it was bland so I made some changes. I used cambells chicken stock instead of water and added potatoes and veal sausage in addition to the bacon. I also used about 1 tbsp cornstarch at the end to thicken it slightly. It was tasty, hearty and enjoyed by all.


I loved this. I had a couple of other veggies in the fridge to use up, and just threw them in with the beans. I changed it some by adding extra bacon, onion, and garlic. I cooked the bacon and onion together, then added in the flour. Poured some bean soup juice into the bacon onion flour mixture, then put it all in together. I used the sour cream as a dollop before I served. These flavors together were just what I was looking for....and believe me, they work together so well. I appreciate so much your grandma's recipe.....even tho I changed it a little, it was truly delicious! Even my husband said so. Thank you. This was exactly what I was looking for when I searched for a green bean soup...and I had all the ingredients on hand. Totally delicious. Thank you. :-)

Donna B

This had WAY too many green beans and was definitely too watery. The sour cream did add a good flavor, though it was still pretty bland. We didn't really like it the first time, so I tweaked it by using a diluted beef stock instead of water, with a touch of worchestershire. I also added potatoes and more bacon, plus made it much thicker. That time it was a hit.