- 1-1/2 pounds lean ground beef
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
- 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) beef broth
- 1 cup water
- 4 celery ribs, thinly sliced
- 4 large carrots, halved and thinly sliced
- 10 whole peppercorns
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup quick-cooking barley
- 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
- In a large saucepan, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the tomatoes, broth and water. Add celery and carrots.
- Place peppercorns on a double thickness of cheesecloth; bring up corners of cloth and tie with kitchen string to form a bag. Add to beef mixture. Stir in thyme and salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 45 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
- Return to a boil. Stir in barley. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10-12 minutes or until barley is tender. Remove from the heat; stir in parsley. Let stand for 5 minutes. Discard spice bag. Yield: 8 servings.
Reviews forEasy Hamburger Soup
"My husband said this I probably the second best soup I've ever had! I just tossed in a couple of shakes of extra spices, seemed a little bland. Also added a few shakes to Worcestershire sauece."
"Very yummy and easy to make. Really enjoyed this recipe."
"i would cook it in a slowcooker."
"I've been making this for the past 4 years and it never fails to please me! I make exactly as the recipe reads except I use regular barley and add it when the vegetables are simmering for 45 minutes. I also use my tea infuser ball to hold the peppercorns instead of cheesecloth."
"this is a great soup, I added some green peppers from our garden and it was great.Im sharing this with my kids(4)thanks dimplesahli"
"This recipe is super. I used buffalo ground meat, which has no fat. I also cooked the celery with the meat and added two cloves of garlic with the onion. Great. Thanks."
"ground beef..Onions, celery till browned.(same amount as receipe above).Add 5 c water. salt and pepper to taste, then add 1 lb. bag frozen mixed vegetables, and cubes of potatoes.(about 4 med) Simmer till all is cooked and you can either use for soup or thicken with flour and water and use it for hamburger stew. Been a long time favorite for my kids and grandkids.serve with popp'in bisquits. Very simple"