Old Fashioned German Bean Soup Recipe






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Old Fashioned German Bean Soup

Name: Kimberly Hubbard
Base: 32nd Naval Station
Recipe: 2 cups Great Northern beans, prepped for cooking according to package directions 1 leftover ham bone 1 cup diced onion 1 diced carrot 2 cups diced celery 2 cups diced raw potato cup canned tomato puree 2 bay leaves Salt, pepper, and minced garlic to taste 6 cups cold water 4 cups canned beef or chicken broth 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar 2 cups sliced garlic sausage, or meat from the ham bone 1 cup thinly sliced leek or green onion In your biggest pot, simmer beans through broth (ingredients 1 through 11) until beans are tender. Remove 1/3 of the soup and puree it in a blender; return pureed portion to the soup. Remove bone from soup and cut off any meat that is left and put back into soup. Add the last 3 ingredients on the list and continue to heat a few minutes more. Serve this soup with a hearty bread and a great salad