Green Bean Soup

Green Bean Soup


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


45 m servings 196 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • 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. 25 Ratings


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 ve...

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 an...

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 i...

Another option would be to cook a ham bone with the green beans, etc. for a few hours and add potatoes near the end of the cooking. I mash the potatoes a little to help thicken it. I also add vi...

I've been searching for a green bean soup recipe since I had it in a restaurant a couple of years ago and loved it. I was thrilled to find this and I'm happy to say that it was as wonderful as I...

I was raised on this soup - my step-father was from Transylvania and made this quite often, especially during the winter. Instead of bacon, he would cook the beans, etc. with smoked ham hocks o...

Unfortunately, we did not enjoy this recipe. I thought it sounded interesting and was excited to try it, but my family and I were disappointed. I found it to be very bland, and watery. I even...

I like this recipe but thought it was kind of watery so i added a can of evaporated milk. i also added 2 vegtable bulion cubes.

We enjoyed this soup a lot. Instead of bacon, I used a ham bone and cooked everything (except the sour cream) in the slow cooker for 8 hours. It needs more than a pinch of salt. Try 1 1/2 tsp...