Hearty Amish Soup Recipe

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March 14, 2016

Hearty Amish SoupThis is a recipe for a hearty, Amish style soup. Packed with good barley, brown rice and fresh vegetables. It is not only healthy, but tastes great! You may halve the recipe, but I like to make a large batch. We eat it a few nights, then freeze the rest for an easy meal another time. So convenient!


Total Time: Around 1 hour, 20 minutes prep included.

Yield: About 24 main dish servings.

Source: Modified from an idea at an Amish grocery store.


  • 1 1/2 gal water (24 cups)
  • 3/4 cup split peas
  • 3/4 cup green lentils
  • 3/4 cup garbanzo beans
  • 3/4 cup pearled barley
  • 3/4 cup brown rice
  • 3/4 cup alphabet pasta
  • 4 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp garlic powder
  • 2 Tbsp basil
  • 2 lb pork sausage
  • 6 cups carrots, sliced
  • 6 cups celery, chopped
  • 6 cups cabbage, chopped
  • 4 28 oz. cans diced tomatoes, do not drain


  1. Bring the water to a boil in a large pot. Add your measured dry ingredients and bring to a boil.
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    Hearty Amish Soup
  3. Add your seasonings and lower the stove to simmer for about 30 minutes.
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  5. While the beans and grains simmer in the pot, brown your sausage and set aside.
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    Hearty Amish Soup
  7. Chop and slice your veggies.
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    Hearty Amish Soup
    Hearty Amish Soup
  9. When your beans and grains are close to tender, add your sausage, veggies and undrained canned tomatoes to the pot. Bring to a boil, simmer for about 30 minutes, or until veggies are tender.
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  11. Remove from heat and enjoy! Top with cheese if desired, and add some buttered bread.:)
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March 14, 20160 found this helpful

You got the salt and the sausage quantities mixed up. Otherwise this is the standard "Stewp". When the pot is half empty, you simply add more stuff, and different spices like chili or paprika or even curry. And smoked farmer sausage, of course. It has the fat needed to digest all the veggies, and it adds flavor and some salt. That is how you get away with so little salt.

If you add 4 cups of salt like the above recipe states, you can use it to melt the ice on your driveway, but not much else. Just exchange salt and sausage.

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March 15, 20160 found this helpful

You're right, I did! That would be everyone else will know to switch those too, thanks.:)

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March 16, 20160 found this helpful

I have fixed the error in the recipe above.

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November 3, 20190 found this helpful

Do we need to soak the hearty soup mix prior to cooking such as with dry beans

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