- Servings Per Recipe: 8
- Amount Per Serving
- Calories: 207.5
- Total Fat: 7.6 g
- Cholesterol: 7.8 mg
- Sodium: 279.5 mg
- Total Carbs: 25.4 g
- Dietary Fiber: 5.8 g
- Protein: 11.1 g
"Meaty" Vegetarian Stringbean SoupSubmitted by: METALBABE
IntroductionA variation on what my mom used to make us when I was growing up. A filling and delicious way to eat stringbeans! A variation on what my mom used to make us when I was growing up. A filling and delicious way to eat stringbeans!
8 cups water
450 g. string beans, washed, stem end removed and cut into 1-1 1/2" lengths
8 medium red potatoes (about 750 g.) washed, eyes removed, chopped into 1/2" pieces
2 tbls. butter
2 tbls. flour (recipe calculated with white flour, but whole wheat could be used instead)
1 package of Nate's Meatless Meatballs (about 24 total), sliced in half
Salt and pepper to taste (not calculated in recipe)
Add green beans and potatoes, bring to boil.
Simmer until potatoes are tender, about 20 minutes. Add "meat" balls and cook until heated through.
In a separate skillet (I like cast iron), melt butter. Add flour to create a roux. Brown slightly (but be careful not to let it burn!).
One ladelful at a time, take the broth from the sou pot and add to skillet. Wisk or stir until all liquid it absorbed. The roux will still be a very thick paste until you add a lot of broth.
After adding about half the broth from the pot into the skillet, carefully return the roux + broth mixture to the soup pot.
Voila! A creamy soup with just 2 tbls of butter in the whole pot!
Makes 8 servings.
Number of Servings: 8
Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user METALBABE.