Oma's Green Bean Soup recipe, aka Grüne Bohensuppe, is an emergency dinner that I (Oma) often use when I don't have time to make anything else. It's so easy, so quick, and so delicious. Not only that, but there are so many options making this traditional German soup the start of something amazing. Learn how to make this soup and you'll have so many ideas on creating your own variations.
It comes from the idea of "a bit of this and a bit of that." If you've never cooked that way, try this green bean soup. Follow the instructions and do some experimenting.
What makes this soup so wunderbar? It brings back such wonderful memories of Oma's kitchen. So, of course, I had to write my own soup e-cookbook! With the no-risk guarantee ... I know you'll LOVE it! There are 84 full-color pages filled with step-by-step instructions and hints. Do take a quick peek ...
For the meat, you can use raw ground beef (lean). If you have some smoked sausage or kielbasa (cut into chunks), that works great as well.
Or perhaps you have some leftover roast, pork or beef, and maybe some gravy. If you are using cooked meat, omit the oil and add the cut-up meat to the frozen beans.
To get a meatier flavor, add some bouillon cubes. If you have leftover gravy, you can add that as well.
For the potatoes, you can use raw ones (peeled or unpeeled), cut in chunks, or if there are leftover cooked potatoes, use them. Leftover mashed potatoes work great too. Or instant mashed potatoes, or canned potatoes - whatever you have!
For quantities of these types of potatoes - it depends how thick you want the soup. Adding these cooked potatoes once the beans are cooked, will give you a German Green Bean Soup in about 15 minutes.
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Green Bean Soup
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Your Quick Fix Soups e-book is wonderful. My Swiss wife is going to love the soups that I make for her with your recipes. She already loves my soups, but your e-book will greatly expand the variety
Thank you for making the recipes easy to follow and see with the beautiful photos. The extra tips and options that you give after each recipe are very helpful. Thanks for the printable recipe cards, too!"
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