Granny’s Green Bean Stew

When we grow up, many of us like to remember the times when we were kids and visited the 
grand parents. I personally remember my grans breakfast and lunches, as she for sure made 
some very memorable dishes for me and my sister. Many of those we are still making to date 
as they are just so tasty. It surely will never taste as good as it did back then when we 
were sitting together at her kitchen table, but it brings back the wonderful memories. 

In this blog post I am sharing with you my granny's Green Bean Stew. I know a lot of 
people that are not super keen on green beans or "greens" in general. But this stew takes 
green beans to a whole new level and believe me if you give it a go at home yourself you 
will truly be convinced that this is the real "stew" deal. 

The soups ingredients are super basic and put together in no more than 10 minutes. The 
original recipe is calling for tinned green beans, however, you can equally use frozen or 
fresh green beans. It will just taste as good.
1 liter beef stock
5-6 medium sized potatoes
Green beans
if you are using tinned beans use 2 large tins or 4 small tins
if you are going with frozen; use 3/4 of the pack
if you are going with fresh beans; use 1 large pack of fresh and clean up before using
Salt and Pepper to taste
2 tbsp Savory (Bohnenkraut) to give it its unique taste
1 tbsp butter (or equally margarine is fine)
1 tbsp flour (opt for gluten free if needed)
Peel and dice the potatoes 
Set up in a large pot together with the beef stock
Bring to the boil
Add the green beans
Cook for about 2-3 minutes
In the meantime, transfer the beef to a pan and fry until browned
Drain the excess fat 
Add to the pot and mix with the other ingredients
Season with the salt, pepper and the savory
Bring to the boil then turn down to simmer
cook for a total of 40 minutes
At the very end add the butter and the flour and quickly stir in to avoid any flour lumps


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