Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Tasty Tuesday Russian Green Bean Soup!

Donna sent me this recipe a few days ago. Not being one to keep sauerkraut on hand, I haven't tried it yet, but it looks interesting!

Russian Green Bean Soup


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 large onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 4 red potatoes, cubed
  • 1/2 pound green beans, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 5 cups vegetable, chicken, or beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons whole-wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 3/4 cup sauerkraut with juice
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Heat vegetable oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the onion, and gently cook until softened and translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the potatoes and green beans; cook until the green beans have slightly softened, about 5 more minutes.
  2. Pour in the vegetable stock. Bring to a boil over high heat, then lower heat to medium-low, cover, and cook until the potatoes have softened, about 15 minutes. Stir the flour into the sour cream, and add it a spoonful at a time to the simmering soup. Stir in the sauerkraut and dill, season to taste with salt and pepper. Simmer for 5 minutes more before serving.


  1. The soup sounds delicious. Soup is very good on a cold day. Now the model...May I have him first? I wouldn't mind joining him in the water!

  2. It's a good soup ladies.
    And IVAN shows such possibilities.
    And Daniel the chief is standing to the left and has ideas too. And I can tell he's always up and ready for action. If this Russian doesn't want to share his Vodka and let us get cozy and warm. The chief will gladly wrap us up in his arms and take us to his place for a pow-wow.
    And I just received Olivia's book and have a Backstage Pass to a Rock Hard Event. I'm ready to Rock n Roll. LOL!!!

  3. Oh yeah there's a recipe. Love the pic - showing my second fave body part, the obliques. I'll let my imagination fill in the rest. I bet he has more than a string bean.

    Lucky you on Backstage Pass. I'm going to have to order it on line, it's not in any stores here.

  4. Now here's a Russian soup I'll have to try...especially since it comes with such a delightful side dish. *eyebrow wiggle*

  5. Recipe? I didn't see a recipe... Just saw eye candy. Yummy eye candy. :)

  6. Well, gee. Looks like posting the hunk last doesn't work. Maybe I'll have to leave them out all together or you ladies will starve to death for lack of new recipes!

  7. Cheryl, starving to death with that hunk o' deliciousness standing by?? What a way to go!!

    The soup sounds good! The hunk, even better!

  8. I just woke up. I have my cup of Duchess Grey Tea and I have to wait 30 minutes to eat. So I stopped back for maybe another lick and taste to get me by. And Mary Merry. String beans? No, I only use Homegrown pole beans. More bite for your buck LOL!!!

  9. LOLOL Donna
    Wish I'd thought of that.

  10. Yeah, it figures. Should've known you'd use pole beans....

  11. That's so right Cheryl. I've taken all the poles and put them up for the winter. You can have all the Beans. Being you like those Babbles.