Hearty Vegetable Hamburger Soup Recipe
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Hearty Vegetable Hamburger Soup Recipe

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"You'll get a thumbs-up when you serve this veggie-packed soup," says Diane Mrozinski of Essexville, Michigan. You can substitute ground turkey for the beef, if you like, and easily double or triple the recipe to serve more people.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1/4 pound ground beef
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced carrot
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons beef bouillon granules
  • 1 can (5-1/2 ounces) V8 juice
  • 1/4 cup frozen corn
  • 1/4 cup frozen peas
  • 1/4 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup sliced zucchini
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried basil
  • Dash pepper
  • 1/2 cup cooked elbow macaroni

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 202 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 28mg cholesterol, 869mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 3g fiber), 14g protein


  1. In a small saucepan, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add the water, carrot and bouillon. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes.
  2. Add the V8 juice, corn, peas, mushrooms, zucchini, basil and pepper. Simmer 6-8 minutes longer or until vegetables are tender. Add macaroni; heat through. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Hearty Hamburger Soup in Reminisce September/October 2003, p49

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Reviewed Mar. 1, 2015

"Very good recipe. Quick, inexpensive and not a lot of ingredients. I did have to add some spices because it is very bland. Also, I used a can of tomato sauce with the v8 juice. I tripled the recipe and my husband loved it! Will definitely make this soup again."

Reviewed Feb. 6, 2013

"This was very bland not taste at all I added a can of tomatoes, some more beef broth, salt and some other seasoning. Then it was ok but not great."

Reviewed Jan. 31, 2013

"This is my favorite go to recipe."

Reviewed Oct. 5, 2011

"Great soup. Used spicy V-8 juice and shredded carrots. Triple-doubled that receipe and served at our church's soup supper. Was a big hit!"

Reviewed Oct. 5, 2011

"Love this soup. So easy. I used Spicy V-8 juice and shredded carrots. Even triple- doubled it for soup supper at church. It was a big hit!"

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