Contest-Winning Hearty Hamburger Soup
Total TimePrep: 15 min. Cook: 30 min.
Makes8 servings (2 quarts)
- 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
- In a large saucepan, brown beef; drain. Add the next 10 ingredients; bring to a boil.
- 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.
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Nutrition Facts1 cup: 178 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 38mg cholesterol, 984mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 3g fiber), 13g protein.
Mar 28, 2020
Took this to work and it was loved by all!!
Mar 24, 2020
Try using a turnip instead of a potato
Feb 1, 2020
I am not a fan of ground beef but this soup was delicious and so easy to make!!
Jan 30, 2020
So yummy and versatile. I used sweet potatoes because that’s what I had on hand and it was delicious.
Dec 30, 2019
My daughter and I enjoy this soup for dinner. I make a few changes due to health concerns: do not add any salt, use very lean hamburger, the chopped onion, finely chopped garlic , add low sodium beef broth instead of bouillon, low sodium diced tomatoes, add in a dash of thyme, a bay leaf, fresh ground pepper, other spices as called for, use 1 bag frozen stew veggies instead of fresh, add a small bag of fresh baby spinach. We season with salt to taste at the table. The soup always turns out yummy.
Nov 27, 2019
I cook this often, but I also add a small head of cabbage, wonderful!
Nov 24, 2019
Cooked this for my boyfriend and I since he grew up on hamburger soup. I did not so all new to me lol. Made a few tweaks and now it will be part of our hamburger rotation. Incredibly tasty. I added fresh garlic, Worcestershire, peas instead of green beans, Italian seasoning, red pepper flakes, Cajun seasoning and used 3 cups of water and a cup and a half of beef broth with red wine.
Aug 29, 2019
Great soup. I left out the salt added a can ot tomato soup and added mixed vegetables instead of green beans. Turned out great, also added more broth - beef, like more liquid
Oct 24, 2018
This is a favorite soup of mine as it reminds me of one my grandmother would make often. The only things I change to my liking is adding an extra 3 cups of broth as I prefer more liquid in my soups, added a few fresh jalapeño peppers and a bay leaf. I make this with some rustic bread for a nice warming simple fall supper.
Mar 5, 2018
Made this with bear burger today, given to me by a friend. This lean meat did not require draining. I do not like soggy veggies, so I cooked the potatoes and carrots less than what was prescribed, then I added the green beans and also cooked them for less time. Remember, when you turn off the heat, the veggies continue to cook. Overall, I was pleased with this recipe. Reminded me of the excellent soup my mom used to make.