When I spend time at my home in Pennsylvania, I often make a savory soup that my family loves. My Aunt Jane especially likes it, and I promised to share the recipe, so here it is. It’s just as good with or without chicken, in my opinion. I think the secret to the flavor is in the broth. I use Bell View brand chicken or vegetable broth and add two teaspoons to this recipe to enhance the flavor. For those of you living in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, you can get it at Market Basket.
Robin’s Green Bean Soup
3 chicken breasts, cooked and cubed (optional)
32 oz. chicken or vegetable broth
2 cans French-style green beans
1 28-oz. can diced tomatoes
1/2 cup onion or 3 tbsp. onion flakes
2 tsp. minced garlic or garlic powder
2 tsp. Italian mixed herbs (basil, oregano, thyme)
2 tsp. Bell View brand chicken or vegetable broth dissolved in 1 cup water
2 tablespoons lemon juice
Bring to a boil, lower heat to medium-low and continue cooking for one hour until flavors have melded.