My mother, Marea Mooney, made this soup for her six children. It is a warm and filling mixture of potatoes, green beans, and frankfurters that's easy to make and perfect for a cold winter day. Adjust ingredients to taste. We all love it; hope you do, too! Serve with salad and warm rolls.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
45 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 cups
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the onion and margarine in a large saucepan over medium heat. Slowly cook and stir until the onion is soft. Mix in the potatoes and enough water to cover. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and mix in the tomato sauce, chicken broth, green beans and frankfurters. Simmer 30 minutes, or until potatoes are tender.

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Nutrition Facts

394 calories; protein 12.1g 24% DV; carbohydrates 28.4g 9% DV; fat 25.9g 40% DV; cholesterol 41.1mg 14% DV; sodium 1385.3mg 55% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
07/13/2003
To me this did not sound like a very good meal my husband thought, how weird hot dog soup, said he would not like it, however I was really surprised at how good this soup did turn out and my husband loved it too!! It was very easy to prepare, I would highly recommend this recipe. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/13/2003
While the end result was good adjustment was needed along the way. 1) The main problem was that this was exceedingly bland; I alleviated this by adding bay leaves and pepper. 2) A 14.5 oz. can of chicken broth would have been too much; an 11 1/2 oz. can worked just fine. 3) Green beans are not the right vegetable for this soup so I used mixed vegetables. 9 oz. was not enough; I used 16 oz. I'll make this again because it was simple and the kids ate it but with the above changes. Read More
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35 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
07/12/2003
To me this did not sound like a very good meal my husband thought, how weird hot dog soup, said he would not like it, however I was really surprised at how good this soup did turn out and my husband loved it too!! It was very easy to prepare, I would highly recommend this recipe. Read More
(37)
Rating: 3 stars
07/12/2003
While the end result was good adjustment was needed along the way. 1) The main problem was that this was exceedingly bland; I alleviated this by adding bay leaves and pepper. 2) A 14.5 oz. can of chicken broth would have been too much; an 11 1/2 oz. can worked just fine. 3) Green beans are not the right vegetable for this soup so I used mixed vegetables. 9 oz. was not enough; I used 16 oz. I'll make this again because it was simple and the kids ate it but with the above changes. Read More
(24)
Rating: 5 stars
10/06/2008
Wow what a good idea! It was great. I replaced the beans with a can of peas though and also a can of corn. we all loved it. It was more of a stoup and very filling in these hard times. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2010
Great starter recipe! I made the following changes: I used my standard soup base/starter (onion and celery sauteed on EVOO with a pinch each of rosemary thyme marjoram and a bay leaf add two chicken bouillon cubes crushed one 14.5 oz can of diced tomatoes and two cups boiling water) then added three cups Schwan's mini bow tie pasta and vegetable blend and 1/2 package turkey hot dogs sliced. My kids absolutely love it and I love that I can satisfy their never ending demand for hot dogs with something balanced and healthy. Thanks!:-) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/23/2011
I was a bit skeptical to try this out but I had all the ingredients on hand so I gave it a whirl. I also added garlic powder a bit of oregano and a dash of basil. Low and behold this was pretty darn tasty! I especially love the soup base yum. But I think green beans were the wrong veggie choice for this soup and I love green beans. Thanks for the recipe Nancy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/06/2010
I didn't expect this to be as good as it was but we really liked this. It's good to have variety. I sauted everything in olive oil instead of margarine. I used frozen mixed veggies instead of just green beans but that's a matter of preference and wouldn't change it drastically. I did take the advise of one review and added thyme & marjorum as well as garlic which I usually add to everything and some chopped celery in addition to the mixed veggies (carrots cauliflower & broccoli). We'll definitely make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2002
I loved it! Interesting mix of ingrediants. Tastes even better when heated up the next day! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/12/2003
this is very quick and easy! when time is not on your side use this recipe. kids will eat it up! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/05/2011
This Is Super Easy And Totally Awesome..Well Make Again! Read More
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