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Sweet-Sour Green Bean Soup

Rated as 4.33 out of 5 Stars

"This is a tangy soup that my mother used to make. I couldn't find another recipe like it, so thought I would write it down for my own sake and share it for others."
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55 m servings 163
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. Place potatoes and green beans into a large pot. Pour enough water over potatoes and green beans just to cover and season with salt and pepper; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until potatoes are tender, about 20 minutes.
  2. Place bacon in a large skillet; cook and stir over medium-high heat until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Stir flour into bacon until flour forms a paste, 2 to 3 minutes. Mix bacon mixture into potato mixture; bring to a boil and cook until thickened, 5 to 10 minutes. Mix vinegar and sugar into soup.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 163 calories; 3.4 27.6 5.9 8 187 Full nutrition

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I might go as far as to cut the amount of vinegar in half and add onions.

I used a beef soup base instead of just water. Gives a bit more depth. Was pleased with the results.

This is an old German recipe. My grandma used to make it all the time. We used a ham bone or bacon. Also served Spätzle's with it. Delicious.