German Beef Soup (Rindfleischsuppe)

Total Time
2hrs 40mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 2 hrs 30 mins

This recipe comes from "Authentic German Home Style Recipes" by Gini Youngkrantz. Posted by request.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Make sure you have washed the soup bones well and they have a nice amount of meat on them.
  2. Do not remove the skin from the onion, but wash it and pat dry.
  3. Cut a slit into one side of the onion and stick the bay leaf into the slit.
  4. Poke the whole cloves into the other side of the onion.
  5. Combine all ingredients except noodles in a huge stockpot.
  6. Bring to a boil, then lower heat and simmer 2 hours.
  7. Set a huge bowl underneath a colander and strain soup through colander.
  8. Save the meat and the carrots and discard the other boiling veggies.
  9. Dice the carrots and cut any meat chunks into bite sized pieces, discarding any chunks of fat and the bones.
  10. Set aside.
  11. Return the broth to the stockpot along with the noodles and simmer until the noodles are tender and cooked through.
  12. Return the carrots and the meat to the pot and season with a nice amount of salt and pepper, to taste.
  13. Serve hot.


Most Helpful

HeatherFeather, this is a great soup base, could be used for any beef based soup. I used three lovely beef marrow bones, I had the butcher cut crosswise for me. I made it last night, strained it and put it in the frige overnight, it jelled beautifully, took the fat off the top and instead of noodles, I added some barley, more carrots, cabbage, some spinach and a can of red kidney beans. We really enjoyed the cloves taste! Wonderful whole dinner soup!!and lots left for a couple of lunches. (And Toby the dog is having a great time with the bones!!) Thanks for sharing a recipe we will use often.

Derf October 02, 2002

We did not care for this too much, but I'm not sure it was the recipe's fault. I didn't like the taste of the meat off the bone at all and the whole dish seemed a little too greasy for me (which could again be because of the meat).

piranhabriana December 16, 2008

This is great. I love it as I can add anything to it or follow the recipe as written. I will always keep this handy b/c for flavor with very tasty. I also suggested this to a newlywed who is trying to impress he new DH with easy recipes (her meals consisted of frozen entrees). I felt this was something that would be easy for her to begin with. So thank you from the both of us.....Stephanie P.S. I have suggested to her to get a membership to zaar. hmmmmm maybe it would be a great shower gift to them....hmmmmm.

mommyoffour April 14, 2007

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