Frankfurter Bohnensuppe should use real German frankfurters, more of a sausage and definitely not American hot dogs. The soup is rich and flavorful.
Frankfurter Bohnensuppe

Frankfurter Bohnensuppe (Bean Soup with Frankfurters)
Recipe type: Soups and Stews
Serves: 4
  • 1 pound navy beans; dried
  • 8 Cups water
  • 3 Cups beef broth
  • 1 carrot; chopped
  • 1 celery stalk; chopped
  • 4 bacon strips, cubed
  • 2 onions; small, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper; white
  • 6 frankfurters, sliced *
  • 2 Tablespoons parsley; chopped
  1. * Note: Use real Frankfurters (German sausage) in this recipe and not the hot dogs!
  2. Soak beans overnight. In a 3-quart saucepan bring beans, water and beef broth to a boil. Cook for about 1 hour. Add carrot and celery and continue cooking for 30 minutes.
  3. In a separate fry pan, cook the bacon until transparent. Add the onions; cook until golden. Set aside.
  4. Mash soup through a sieve or food mill. Return to pan and add the bacon onion mixture, salt and pepper. Add frankfurters; reheat about 5 minutes.
  5. Sprinkle soup with chopped parsley and serve.

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