Total Time
2hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 2 hrs

I never met my paternal grandmother, so I feel good that I can make her famous German green bean soup that everyone in the family remembers and loves. The old recipe doesn't give quantities, so I estimated by comparing with a different bean soup.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12-1 lb lean stew meat
  • 8 ounces fresh green beans
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 12 teaspoon maggi seasoning
  • 7 -8 cups beef stock
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Simmer meat in water or stock until tender, 1-2 hours.
  2. When meat is done, add green beans and cook until tender, about 15-20 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, place flour in a hot, dry skillet and stir continuously until a nice brown, careful not to burn it.
  4. When the beans are done, add the browned flour to the soup and add seasonings (can add more Maggie seasoning if desired).
  5. Stir and serve.

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