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.
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.
Jan 30, 2018
Good healthy soup.
Jan 28, 2018
I made this last night. It was delicious and easy to make. I will make this again.
Nov 9, 2017
The first time I made this, I though it was a bit bland. Added basil, 1/8 tsp. of red pepper flakes, oregano ,spinach and chopped garlic. Really enhanced the flavor.
Oct 12, 2017
This was very good. I omitted the salt.
May 6, 2017
Picky family loves it. I didn't add the salt. I added small can tomato sauce and 1 tbl beef base.
Mar 22, 2017
I'm trying new soups, and this is very good. I used a pound and a half of sirloin ground beef, three medium potatoes instead of two. I added minced garlic, one dried bay leaf, a shot of Worcestershire, fresh oregano instead of dried, about 4 capers. I used 5 beef bouillon cubes and one chicken bouillon cube and a little more water. I used the recommended on the carrots, celery, fresh green beans, and onion. My only complaint is that it still felt a little bland, but that's my personal preference. Very hearty and tasty, and kids like it.
Jan 26, 2017
This recipe is great! Herb-Ox makes sodium free beef or chicken bouillon packets, I use it for soups and casseroles.. it reduces the sodium in this recipe.