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Contest-Winning Hearty Hamburger Soup Recipe

Contest-Winning Hearty Hamburger Soup Recipe

At family get-togethers, our children always request this spirit-warming soup along with a fresh loaf of homemade bread and tall glasses of milk. It has robust flavor, plenty of fresh-tasting vegetables and is easy to make. -Barbara Brown, Janesville, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 30 min. YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 3 medium carrots, sliced
  • 2 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 4 teaspoons beef bouillon granules
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 cup cut fresh or frozen green beans

Directions

  • 1. In a large saucepan, brown beef; drain. Add the next 10 ingredients; bring to a boil.
  • 2. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until potatoes and carrots are tender. Add green beans. Cover and simmer 15 minutes longer or until the beans are tender. Yield: 8 servings (2 quarts).

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 178 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 38mg cholesterol, 984mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 3g fiber), 13g protein .

Reviews for Contest-Winning Hearty Hamburger Soup

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klandrews84 253391
Reviewed Aug. 30, 2016

"and added corn!"

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ChrisD1717 252187
Reviewed Aug. 3, 2016

"A delicious and hearty soup. Nice to see someone from my area posted here. I'm from Rockford IL..Thank you Barbara!"

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niagaracat 247511
Reviewed Apr. 26, 2016

"I didn't have the onions so I substituted shallots. I liked the quickness of this hearty soup."

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jamieeva1976 246531
Reviewed Apr. 3, 2016

"This is a great soup for anytime of the week and any weather! Very hearty and absolutely delicious! My family LOVES it when I make it and it doesn't last! :)"

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RWarn52 245320
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2016

"Enjoyed this simple recipe. I like a little spice so I used a can of original ro- tel and half a can of diced tomatoes. As I was browning the hamburger I added 1 TBS of Worchestershire. I also like my soup a little thicker so I used 3 cups of water and one cup of tomato juice. Just the right amount of extra flavor I was looking for."

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evasan52 245280
Reviewed Mar. 11, 2016

"Love it."

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ardy bare 243615
Reviewed Feb. 10, 2016

"my family loved this. will make again"

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gunslinger 243534
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2016

"Very tasty easy vegetable soup!"

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Smvm 243054
Reviewed Feb. 2, 2016

"Very good, but did have to add extra spices. Tasted bland otherwise. Once I added the extra spices and cheese, it was very good. I did have to add extra broth when I reheated, because all the liquid was soaked up. I will make this again."

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Kaol99 241972
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2016

"This turned out to be a nice, under assuming little soup. It was easy to prepare, and fairly inexpensive. The only change we made was, after tasting the soup with the called for oregano, we added Italian seasoning to add more flavor. I'm planning on making it again soon and trying Italian sausage instead of ground beef."

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Avrin 241809
Reviewed Jan. 15, 2016

"This recipe was certainly easy. I added to the flavor by using Italian style tomatoes instead of diced, beef broth instead of bouillon w/water, and I also added a Tbsp of brown sugar. After these simple flavor changes it was a hit. So warming on a winter night."

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Queenlalisa 241369
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2016

"This soup really hit the spot! I was ready for a good healthy soup after all the holiday food I pigged out on. I love hamburger in soup. I did leave out the celery. I will definitely make again."

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mrs._white 235243
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2015

"Super easy to make. I used beef broth instead of granules and used a dash of Italian seasoning since I was out of oregano. It was a great little soup!"

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Amanda13marie13 235192
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2015

"Amazing! We all enjoyed this soup so much, and my 3 & 4 year old ate it all up. Thank you so much for sharing this. I have a new favorite soup."

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wickedfelena 235079
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2015

"We love this easy stew."

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haruhisuoh 233628
Reviewed Sep. 28, 2015

"Very tasty! I changed some of the spices to my liking, but other than that, this was great! ^_^"

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Auroraei 229391
Reviewed Jul. 11, 2015

"Amazing every time! I don't make any changes except use Hunt's Diced Tomatoes Fire Roasted With Garlic for the canned tomatoes in the recipe. Even with regular unflavored canned tomatoes it still tastes amazing. Sometimes I add some chopped green bell pepper too in addition to everything else. So good."

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poppadude 227210
Reviewed May. 31, 2015

"Ex !!!!!"

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cookfresher 225364
Reviewed Apr. 24, 2015

"Great recipe."

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dgonzalez958 218353
Reviewed Jan. 20, 2015

"Delicious!! The family really enjoyed. I used beef broth instead of water..added garlic powder and a dash of cilantro.... enhanced the flavor."

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TC51 217686
Reviewed Jan. 12, 2015

"Delish?? My husband likes spicy foods, so I added a can of hot Rotel tomatoes. Didn't have green beans, so I added frozen peas and carrots. Definitely will make it again."

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Windjammer1 217189
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2015

"Is is one of my all time favorite recipes. Sometimes I make it as is.. Often I add peas instead of green beans and use Swanson broth."

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RoseLuvsRetro 216803
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2015

"This is the second time I made this recipe. The first time I used four cups Swanson liquid beef broth. The second time I used Maggi beef bullion granules. Both times it has turned out delicious. Best hamburger soup I have ever had."

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Kim Chere 85272
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2014

"Delicious. I didn't make any adjustments to the recipe. Made it twice already."

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jesike 50828
Reviewed Nov. 17, 2014

"I made this again and I am reminded how good this soup is! The only changes I made were 1- omit onion, 2- add diced tomatoes with green chills (Rotels).

SO wonderfully full of flavor. I serve it with biscuits so I can soak up the juice. YUM."

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Ladylynn6 31812
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2014

"Quick, easy, and tasty. The only change I made was to sprinkle shredded parmesan on top. Everything else was exactly as written; changes not needed. Will definitely be making this one again."

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mkwierson 70129
Reviewed Jun. 15, 2014

"Great flavor!! I did not have celery but added chopped green and yellow bell pepper. Used better than bullion instead of regular bullion. 28 oz diced tomatoes. Will make again"

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astarzynski@new.rr.com 67087
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2013

"The soup was quick and easy to make and my kids loved it"

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rudylenak 85191
Reviewed Jul. 21, 2013

"good soup easy and good"

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sduval 51926
Reviewed May. 16, 2013

"I've made this for years for my family and now the kids are grown its a favorite for my husband and I. It's quick to make, ingredients are usually on hand and its easy to double. I made this once for a homeless shelter and the guests loved it. Serve with hot bread and a lettuce salad. Yum"

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missmarley 69787
Reviewed Feb. 26, 2013

"This one is a keeper. I would not change a thing."

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VictoriaElaine 202940
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2012

""Hearty" is the perfect description of this soup! I added some chopped pepper and used canned green beans. Makes a big batch, so I froze half of it."

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SherylA 85188
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2012

"This is a great quick soup! The whole family enjoyed it, which can be a difficulty task. The only thing that I changed was rather than using frozen green beans I used frozen "soup vegetables" (green beans, carrots, peas, and corn). Will definitely make again. Thanks for the great, quick recipe!"

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bjsilve0 48813
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2012

"Great tasting, easy to make, inexpensive to make. Can you ask for more?"

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Bowmit 50826
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2012

"fantastic"

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shell2 27847
Reviewed Apr. 14, 2011

"This is a great tasting soup and easy to put together. I have had a lot of compliments on this soup."

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shell2 69786
Reviewed Apr. 14, 2011

"This is quick and easy and tastes great. I have had lots of compliments on this soup"

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LouannPearson 85187
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2011

"I make this every winter and cold day! It is an awesome soup!My favorite! Thank you for another great recipe!"

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maureenc99 24942
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2010

"I eliminated the water & used 1_1/2 32 oz beef broth as I am gluten intolerant & can't have the beef bouillon granules. Also didn't have celery, so substituted green peppers instead & didn't have the fresh or frozen green beans, so added a pint of home canned green beans juice & all. Turned out great & my hubbie really liked it!"

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dzm388 202939
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2009

"Easy and delicious! I used stewed tomatoes and added frozen corn with the green beans. This one's a keeper!"

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lisa53202 24941
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2008

"Surprisingly tasty for something so simple!"

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partot 85186
Reviewed Jul. 31, 2008

"This soup is delicious! We fix it often, especially during the winter months."

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