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German sausage and bean soup

Recipe from: 7/21/1994 12:00:00 AM
Ingredients 15
Servings 8


  • 3
    large onions, coarsely chopped
  • 2
    cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1
    green pepper, diced (use more if desired)
  • 250
    bacon, cut into smaller pieces
  • 375
    Russian sausages, sliced (optional)
  • 3
    potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 3
    carrots, scraped and sliced
  • 3
    tomatoes, peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 2
    boiling water or chicken stock
  • 2
    bay leaves
  • 410
    butter beans (or more)
  • 410
    beans in tomato sauce (or more)
  • 5
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • chopped parsley


In a large saucepan, fry the onion, garlic, green pepper, bacon and sausages until soft and until the bacon and sausages are done. Add the vegetables and boiling water or chicken stock. Add the bay leaves and half the beans, along with the liquid. Simmer until the vegetables are soft and cooked. Add the remaining beans along with the liquid. Add the seasonings. Simmer well and sprinkle with chopped parsley just before serving. Serve with fresh bread. Serves 8-10.

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