Hamburger Soup

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Hamburger Soup


Hamburger Soup is a quick and easy meal with lean ground beef and vegetables and best eaten with garlic bread.  You can make this ahead of time as it reheats well and freezes perfectly.

It was a rainy day and my wife was away with my mother.  So I was left with the cooking chores.  I was thinking why not make soup as it is perfect for a cool day.  I had ground beef in the freezer and some vegetables.  I thought why not make hamburger soup for a change?  When my kids asked what was for lunch, I replied hamburger soup and they went duh?  Hamburger is for sandwiches, Salisbury steak and/or hamburger with gravy on top of rice.  I said that they should wait and judge me later.

This hamburger soup is a simple classic comfort food. A rich tomato broth filled with ground beef, tender potatoes, carrots and corn.  Sometimes the most simple ingredients make the best ever meals.  This hamburger soup is not only delicious, it is easy to make with ingredients you likely have available.

You can use any kind of ground meat in this recipe including ground turkey. I prefer to use beef broth though to add lots of great flavor.  If you are in a rush, frozen mixed vegetables will also do.  No need to prepare, no need to chop.  Just dump them in the pot.

The varieties are endless in this kind of recipe.  It is all a matter of preference.  You can add lentils, green peas, beans and even pasta!  It is all up to you.

While the soup is simmering, you can prepare salad and garlic bread.

After browning the ground beef, you can dump all the ingredients into a stock pot or a slow cooker.  If you decide to use a crock pot (slow cooker), cook on low for 6 hours or high for 3 hours.

If you have leftovers, this soup is great reheated for meals any time of the week.  Even better, it freezes perfectly!  My son who is away in school for the whole week had one of the hamburger soups we stored in the freezer and he enjoyed it too! All you need to do is take it out of the freezer the night before or in the morning and microwave.

The hamburger soup is full of flavor and will warm you through cold days. It is also a great soup to bring to a potluck dinner!  You should try making this.



Hamburger Soup
Hamburger Soup
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
2 hr
Total Time
2 hr 30 mins

An old fashioned Hamburger Soup perfect for rainy days!  Best served with Garlic Bread.

  • 1/2 kilo ground beef
  • 1 cup celery chopped
  • 4 cubes beef broth
  • 1 package 250g tomato sauce
  • 1 can whole kernel corn
  • 3 tbsp tomato catsup
  • 1 cup carrots chopped
  • 1 cup onions chopped
  • 5 cups water
  • 1/4 kilo tomatoes diced
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  1. Brown gound beef in a medium skillet.  Set aside.

  2. In stock pot combine all ingredients.

  3. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for at least 1 1/2 hours.

Recipe Notes

If you decide to use a crock pot (slow cooker), cook on low for 6 hours or high for 3 hours.


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