Green Bean Soup

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From Kathy Harder - This is the best soup recipe ever!

Yield: 8 servings ( Serving Size: Bowls )
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  • 1 Meaty Ham Bone (Store Ham will work fine) About 1 pound.
  • 2 quart(s) Water
  • 1 Large Onion
  • 2-3 cup(s) green beans Cut 1" long
  • 4 carrots (Large) quartered and sliced
  • 4 Large Potatoes Diced
  • 2 tablespoon(s) salt
  • 1 tablespoon(s) Fresh Parsley Finely Chopped
  • 1 tablespoon(s) Summer Savory (This is the key)
  • 1 cup(s) Cream


  1. In a large Kettle, cook ham bone with water. Add onion and continue boiling until meat is very tender, 2-3 hours. Remove meat from the bone and cut into bite sized pieces. Return meat to stock, adding more water if necessary. Add green beans, carrots, potatoes, salt, pepper, parsley, and sumer savory. Simmer another 30 min until veges are tender. Stir in cream. Ready to serve.

  2. Note: Boiling the ham for at least an hour prior to adding anything else, and adding the summer savory are the keys to getting the right flavor in this soup. If you do those two things, it is hard to mess up the recipe in any other way.
August 2014

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