Old German Green Bean Soup

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2 cups leftover ham + the ham bone

1 pound fresh green beans

2 large potatoes, cubed

3 quarts water

2 teaspoons salt

1 teaspoon pepper

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1 medium onion, minced

4 slices bacon, cubed

3 tablespoons flour

1 1/2 cups milk


1. Place the ham and the ham bone with the beans, potatoes, water, salt, pepper, and garlic powder in a Dutch oven. Boil covered for half an hour or until the potatoes are tender.

2. Meanwhile fry the bacon and onion together add to the Dutch oven. Remove ham bone. Mix the flour with the milk until smooth and stir into the soup, stirring constantly while adding. Simmer, covered, for 15 minutes. Serves 6 to 8 people.

Bon Appetit!

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