Mennonite Green Bean Soup (Schaubel Zup)

Prep Time
2 1/2h
Cook Time
2h 30m
Ready In

"DH is Mennonite and loves his soups! This is the one I make from the first picking of beans or fresh from the farmer's market. To make this soup with farmer sausage, cook peeled and chopped sausage along with vegetables for an hour. If you can’t get summer savory, use a sprinkle of thyme. And one more can use chicken, vegetable or beef broth instead of water...adds more flavour."

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (723.4 g)
  • Calories 485.2
  • Total Fat - 11.7 g
  • Saturated Fat - 3.7 g
  • Cholesterol - 60.2 mg
  • Sodium - 3398.1 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 68.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 18.2 g
  • Sugars - 11.7 g
  • Protein - 30.6 g
  • Calcium - 233.2 mg
  • Iron - 6.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 34.6 mg
  • Thiamin - 1.3 mg

Step 1

Cover ham bone with about 8 cups water in large pot.

Step 2

Tie spices into cheesecloth and add to pot.

Step 3

Bring to boil, take off scum, and simmer about 1 hour; take out ham bone.

Step 4

Add vegetables and cook another hour. (If using farmer's sausage...add with veggies)

Step 5

While vegetables are cooking and after ham has cooled somewhat, remove ham from bone, chop into bite size pieces and return to pot.

Step 6

About ½ hour before it’s done, add a handful of summer savory, tied together for easy removal.

Step 7

Adjust flavors with bouillon if needed.

Step 8

Add ½ cup sweet cream or sour cream, before serving.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.