This is a tasty dish from back in the days when flavor was all that mattered. This soup consists of green beans and bacon in a thick bacon gravy. Two pounds of fresh green beans may be used instead of canned.

Jason

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 15 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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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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  • In a large skillet, cook the bacon over medium heat until almost crisp. Remove bacon pieces, and set aside. Whisk flour into the bacon grease in the pan until it is thick and pasty. More or less flour may be required.

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  • Empty the cans of beans into a large saucepan with their liquid, and add enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, and stir in the bacon and the bacon grease mixture. Reduce heat to low, and simmer for about an hour - the longer, the better. Season with vinegar to taste.

Nutrition Facts

172 calories; protein 10.8g 22% DV; carbohydrates 8.1g 3% DV; fat 10.4g 16% DV; cholesterol 27.3mg 9% DV; sodium 970.4mg 39% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (8)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/23/2006
This reminds me of a dish that my mother used to make only she used fresh green beans from the garden and also added cooked cubed potatoes. When I make it now I play around with the consistency sometimes making it thicker or thinner. My sisters and I try to make it as good as mom did but fall short but still yummy! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
03/31/2006
This is not soup!!!! The broth in most soups is not pure bacon fat! If you drain the broth (pure grease)you have green beans and bacon period!!!!!! Read More
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8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
01/23/2006
This reminds me of a dish that my mother used to make only she used fresh green beans from the garden and also added cooked cubed potatoes. When I make it now I play around with the consistency sometimes making it thicker or thinner. My sisters and I try to make it as good as mom did but fall short but still yummy! Read More
(10)
Rating: 1 stars
03/31/2006
This is not soup!!!! The broth in most soups is not pure bacon fat! If you drain the broth (pure grease)you have green beans and bacon period!!!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/08/2004
I don't even LIKE green beans but I found this soup to be outstanding. Everytime I've prepared it I get complimented. Easy to prepare and very tasty. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/24/2005
Yes Jason my German/Austrian grandparents were all about flavor too; that's why they all died from "bad diet" related illnesses. However they ate like this ALL THE TIME and I'm all about the occasional indulgence and this soup is one that everyone should enjoy at least once in awhile. I used chicken broth in lieu of the water. This is one EXCELLENT soup and I thank you for submitting it! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/01/2008
Very Good but it is called heart-stopin because of the greese. Great on the taste buds but not heart healthy. Now after saying that I will still make it again. Read More
(2)
Rating: 3 stars
03/06/2008
This was a quick and easy side dish. People shouldn't be mean. Hey if you don't have anything nice to say then don't say anything at all. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/02/2008
when i was a youngster. and i visited her my grandmother used to make this long time ago. she used water and fresh green beans i don't know if she used bacon or potatoes but i could give it some modification Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/28/2017
We add tons of vinegar and potatoes. Super delicious and very traditional! Read More
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