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Hearty Hamburger Vegetable Soup Recipe

Hearty Hamburger Vegetable Soup Recipe

Oregano really shines in this hearty soup from field editor Traci K Wynne, Denver, Pennsylvania. “It smells delicious while it’s cooking and makes a great lunch or dinner. You could use lima beans instead of the green beans.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 40 min. YIELD:10 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2 large green pepper, diced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 8 cups beef broth
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) Italian stewed tomatoes
  • 1 package (9 ounces) frozen cut green beans
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 cup ditalini or other small pasta
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


  • 1. In a Dutch oven, cook the beef, onion and green pepper over medium heat until meat is no longer pink. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Drain.
  • 2. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30 minutes or until vegetables and pasta are tender. Yield: 10 servings (3-3/4 quarts).

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cup: 182 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 26mg cholesterol, 808mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 3g fiber), 13g protein Diabetic Exchanges:1 starch, 1 lean meat, 1 vegetable

Reviews for Hearty Hamburger Vegetable Soup

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Reviewed Apr. 24, 2016

"Easy to make and so delicious!"

Reviewed Mar. 1, 2015

"I really wanted to love this soup, as so many other reviewers did. It was a snowy cold day here in Colorado and I was excited to try this recipe. We made as directed, but added some sliced zucchini. Neither my husband nor I raved, and I fear we now have a very large pot of soup left over (will freeze for another day.) Perhaps if I doubled the meat as someone else mentioned, or added some sliced sausages, it would have had a little more zip. It did make a large batch and was hearty, just not our favorite."

Reviewed Feb. 11, 2014

"Comfort food at its best! I never use the green pepper and always go on the garlic, so good!"

Reviewed Nov. 20, 2013

"My whole family enjoyed this soup. We substituted the green beans for peas because that's what we had on hand, and I doubled the meat and onions (by accident, but it was wonderful and made it more like a stew consistency!)"

Reviewed Oct. 28, 2013

"Made this according to the recipe. It was delicious. Recipe added to my box."

Reviewed Oct. 11, 2013

"Delicious! This made a great filling dinner with homemade white bread on the side."

Reviewed Feb. 27, 2013

"My family loves this soup! Low fat, low sodium and amazing flavor!"

Reviewed Feb. 7, 2013

"I could not get enough of this savory soup. It is going to be one of my staples from now on. A bowl of this and some french or other crusty bread and you have all you need for a good meal."

Reviewed Nov. 27, 2012

"This recipe is quite good. I have been making Hamburger Soup since my 4 children were small. They are in there 40's now. From the garden I canned lots of vegs so soup was 2 lbs of meat, chopped onion and garlic, one quart each of green beans, carrotts and tomatoes. For liquid I've alway used water and red wine. A bag of shredded cabbage is a good addition along with plenty of salt and pepper and any fresh herbs I have on hand. very nourishing and not so heavy on the calories."

Reviewed Oct. 11, 2012

"Made this soup (well, a version of it) tonight! It was delicious! I added carrots, celery, and fresh diced tomatoes because I had that all on hand. I'm not a green bean fan, so didn't use those. Also, I subsituted 2c. of the beef broth for vegetable broth and mixed that with a 6oz can of tomato paste instead of using tomato sauce.

This was by far the best soup I've ever made! Can't wait to make it again!"

Reviewed Aug. 26, 2012

"This was a great reciepe and quick to make from kitchen staples. Will certainly keep this one at my finger tips."

Reviewed Jan. 3, 2012

"Probably would not make again. I thought the flavors tasted too much like canned soups"

Reviewed Nov. 28, 2011

"This was soooo good. I do not like stewed tomatoes so I used regular petite diced. Next time will use half the oregano and basil but it was really 5 yr old had 2 bowls."

Reviewed May. 10, 2011

"Very tasty, hearty soup! Great on those cold, damp days. I used frozen mixed vegetables instead of just frozen cut green beans. Makes lots and the whole family loved it!"

Reviewed Jan. 13, 2011

"Wow! Not a soup lover but this was great. No little noddles so added 2 potatoes. Also added carrots, mushrooms, etc (whatever I had in my veggy drawer). Thanks for the recipe!"

Reviewed Dec. 26, 2010

"This is by far the BEST vegetable soup recipe I've ever come across. I've given this recipe out to so many people too! It's a great crowd pleaser and makes a TON of soup for not a lot of money!! There have been times that I've made this and had to omit the small can of sauce or I only had diced tomatoes not stewed tomatoes. I've also used red pepper instead of green. No matter how I switch it up it always turns out great!! I highly recommend this!"

Reviewed Oct. 7, 2010

"This is an absolute favorite and winter staple at my house! I usually always have the items on hand to make it too. I have gone without the small can of sauce before and I've also used diced tomatoes instead of the stewed too and it always turns out good-every single time!"

Reviewed Sep. 22, 2010

"I'm glad this receipe makes such a big pot of soup, because everybody had two helpings!!! This is definitely a keeper."

Reviewed Mar. 28, 2010

"I made this for the 2nd time today. It's so good & very easy. It was perfect for this cold rainy day in Va."

Reviewed Jan. 21, 2010

"Our whole family loved this soup, and that is quite an accomplishment with my picky eaters! It got better everytime we ate it for leftovers. I used small whole wheat pasta shells, and the kids didn't even notice! Definitely a keeper!"

Reviewed Dec. 13, 2009

"this is one of my family's favorites!"

Reviewed Oct. 14, 2009

"I left out the pasta and used 1 package of frozen mixed soup vegetables. It's a family favorite!"

Reviewed Jul. 20, 2009

"Is only 3 points per serving on Weight Watchers!"

Reviewed Feb. 21, 2009

"This soup is great! My whole family loves it and its easy to make"

Reviewed Sep. 23, 2008

"2 potatoes, 4 oz. grated carrot and 4 tbsp beef granules, no green beans."

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