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Hearty Hamburger Vegetable Soup

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.
  • Makes
    10 servings (3-3/4 quarts)


  • 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


  • 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.
  • Stir in the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30 minutes or until vegetables and pasta are tender.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/2 cups: 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.

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  • Sue
    Feb 26, 2020

    Made as written. Enjoyed this soup.

  • threeblueeyedgirls
    Oct 18, 2019

    Perfect as written! We absolutely love it and it’s become a fall and winter favorite here.

  • suefryray
    Jun 11, 2017

    I made this soup to be sold at a fund raising event. I was amazed at how many "thumbs up" I received especially from men. This soup is inexpensive to make by super delicious.

  • wreiter
    Apr 24, 2016

    Easy to make and so delicious!

  • JGa2595176
    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.

  • shera115
    Feb 11, 2014

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

  • Punkyjoe81
    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!)

  • RoseLuvsRetro
    Oct 28, 2013

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

  • katlaydee3
    Oct 11, 2013

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

  • mstaffan
    Feb 27, 2013

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