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Hamburger Rice Soup

 Hamburger Rice Soup
The aroma of this soup simmering on the stove makes the kitchen smell so good! My family agrees the second helping tastes even better than the first! If there are any leftovers, I pop them in the freezer. - Jean Fisher, Waynesboro, Pennsylvania
20 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Cook: 35 min.


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 14 cups water
  • 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 envelope onion soup mix
  • 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup uncooked long grain rice


  • In a soup kettle or Dutch oven, cook beef and onion over medium heat
  • until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add the water, tomatoes, soup
  • mix, Worcestershire sauce, salt, brown sugar, celery salt and
  • pepper; bring to a boil. Add rice. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for
  • 20-25 minutes or until rice is tender. Yield: 20 servings (5
  • quarts).
Hamburger Rice Soup makes a big batch, but it can be frozen in smaller batches or even in individual-serving-size portions.