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Tomato Hamburger Soup Recipe

Tomato Hamburger Soup Recipe

As a full-time teacher, I only have time to cook from scratch a few nights each week. This recipe makes a big enough batch to feed my family for two nights. —Julie Kruger, St. Cloud, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 4 hours YIELD:12 servings


  • 1 can (46 ounces) V8 juice
  • 2 packages (16 ounces each) frozen mixed vegetables
  • 1 pound ground beef, cooked and drained
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 2 teaspoons dried minced onion
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • 1. In a 5-qt. slow cooker, combine the first five ingredients. Cover and cook on high for 4-5 hours or until heated through. Season with salt and pepper. Yield: 12 servings (3 quarts).

Recipe Note

Vary the flavor of Tomato Hamburger Soup each time you make it by using different blends of frozen mixed vegetables.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 125 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 494mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 9g protein.

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Nathel User ID: 8985654 266233
Reviewed May. 23, 2017

"This is one of my favorite soup recipes. It's super easy to make too!"

Vickie User ID: 9144585 264726
Reviewed Apr. 16, 2017

"luvdemgrits, are you browning the ground beef? If you put raw hamburger in crockpot or slow cooker it becomes rubbery balls of gooey stuff."

amcoffeebean User ID: 3469687 263804
Reviewed Mar. 23, 2017

"So easy and so good. I've made this several times over the last few months. I have no dissenters at the dinner table."

muffbear74 User ID: 209131 260575
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2017

"This was easy and hearty. Prefer fresh veggies to frozen, but you can't beat the convenience."

luvdemgrits User ID: 8486223 259870
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2017

"Great in a soup pot. when I use my crock pot for soups with ground beef, it seems to be rubbery.. any suggestions?"

lbeers User ID: 1557467 256044
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2016

"Love the quickness of preparation and very good. Even my picky eater raved about it. Served with corn muffins and hit the spot on a chilly Fall evening. Excellent recipe!"

gadget_pa User ID: 75216 255999
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2016

"I used three 11.5 oz cans of tomato juice and two 11.5 oz cans of V8 juice (total 57.5 oz). I like more broth. I did not add salt and pepper, but had it available on the table when serving."

AmyE007 User ID: 6828226 255804
Reviewed Oct. 23, 2016

"Simple to make. We used spicy V8 and the flavor was good. This soup smelled delicious today cooking in the crockpot on a cool fall day. I did add some noodles towards the end....beware, the noodles soak up the fluid and turn this into a thick stew. Next time we will leave the noodles on the side and stir in just before serving. This does make a big batch."

Mudderfly77 User ID: 3168574 255351
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2016

"This was SO easy to make and simply delicious. My boyfriend and I are trying to lose weight, so we've been focusing on high protein and veggies for every meal with minimal carbs. My aunt used to make a soup very similar to this that I loved, (she paired it with homemade cornbread) and with the cool weather rolling in I decided to try this recipe tonight. I followed the recipe closely except like others, I doubled the hamburger meat to 2 lbs, and cooked with a chopped onion. I thoroughly drained the fat from the meat, added 4 cloves of fresh crushed garlic as well as a small can of roasted tomatoes (drained) for more heft. My veggies of choice are green beans and corn, so I added a 16 oz frozen bag of each. My boyfriend is picky, but not only did he say "this is very good" several times, he ate 3 bowls in one hour! We topped it with a bit of shredded cheddar cheese...yum! Next time we will try it with the spicy V8 for a kick."

JGa2595176 User ID: 496732 255289
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2016

"Blew-us-away! This is such an easy, super tasty soup. Our entire family (adults and kids alike) loved this. Made as directed, although saw some folks added more ground beef or spices to their version. Next time may experiment, but we really enjoyed as is."

ccmcc User ID: 2063578 255253
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2016

"I have made this soup a couple of times, simmering it on the stove top for about an hour in lieu of the slow cooker. My husband and I love it because it reminds us of the simple soup we both grew up with. As others, I used 2 lbs of ground beef, cooked, rinsed and drained. I use healthy Request Cream of Mushroom because of its reduced fat and sodium. We liike Westpac Classic soup Vegetables because among the other veggies, they include okra and lima beans, (Can't stand green beans in soup!) Someday will include macaroni, but for now we serve with Pepperidge Farm 5 Cheese bread so don't need the macaroni."

Mininunu User ID: 8844194 253810
Reviewed Sep. 7, 2016

"I made this today. Delicious! I made a few modifications, as suggested in the comments. I used spicy V8, used 2 pounds of ground beef, cooked 2 medium chopped onions with the beef, added a can of tomatoes, and a big ol' spoon of garlic. Very easy. Very tasty. Will definitely add to the line up."

afish2000 User ID: 6550558 243571
Reviewed Feb. 10, 2016

"I have not made this yet but, I intend to. I was reading the comments and will take some into consideration. I have to reply t, MIZER. If you're going to call someone a name such as the one you used, at least spell that name correctly. Soo, who's the, 'butthole' now? Too funny!"

MIZER User ID: 83546 243561
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2016 Edited Feb. 10, 2016

"shereeder you are an butthole. Would use another word but it wont let me. afish 2000 you can kiss my butt hole."

shereeder User ID: 1853566 235584
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2015 Edited Jan. 18, 2017

"I haven't tried it yet but will rate it 4 stars because you use cream of fungus soup. I think I'd substitute maybe cream of potato or cream of celery. Yes, and I'll fry my hamburger and onions together for more flavor. I have my own canned tomato juice that will be most excellent in it.

Not sure who MIZER is, but your language is not suitable for a posting on this page. Much less your lack of correct grammar."

Strechie63 User ID: 2463170 222862
Reviewed Mar. 15, 2015

"Definitely making this again! It was so simple and really good paired with a fresh salad."

Jogeng09 User ID: 7370803 221204
Reviewed Feb. 23, 2015

"Simple, quick, and very good. I used the Spicy Hot V8 juice, which gave the soup a subtle kick that I think it needed. I also love that it makes such a big batch, so there's plenty left over to put in the freezer."

Spooky123 User ID: 6521366 88627
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2014

"This recipe is quick and tastes WONDERFUL. Thank you for sharing."

bozeybob User ID: 679364 88553
Reviewed Sep. 15, 2014

"I have made this many times, and it is our favorite vegetable soup. I can quickly put it together before I go to work, and it is ready by the time I get home."

bjtownsend75 User ID: 2730820 83524
Reviewed Sep. 15, 2014

"My mother-in-law makes a similar soup using canned mixed vegs and canned tomatoes. easy to prepare, tastes pretty good, and is also low in calories. It's easy to vary the recipe according to what you have on hand. Can add potatoes or noodles, and can prepare quicker if needed in a pot on the stove, although the slow cooking improves the flavors, I'm sure."

Rconway906 User ID: 7947593 27364
Reviewed Aug. 22, 2014

"easy to make, and as good as any homemade soup I've ever made. I substituted fresh onion for the dried and simply cooked that along with the hamburger."

QueenIssy30 User ID: 5912654 83520
Reviewed Aug. 2, 2013

"Fantastic! I added two pounds of ground turkey and also added a small dab of sour cream when serving it. Tasty and yummy!"

mdiehl User ID: 2524939 74207
Reviewed Jan. 16, 2013

"I love this soup! So easy & delicious. I also substitute ground low fat turkey & I add a splash of red wine. "Yum""

AprilsCooking User ID: 7065982 33210
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2013

"This is one of my all time favorites!! Few ingridients needed,quick prep & a time saver especially if you're very busy! Not to mention very hearty & filling on these long,chilly winter days & nights!"

[email protected] User ID: 1542871 82553
Reviewed Oct. 13, 2011

"I Make This All The Time, Except I Substitute Tomato Juice For The V8 & I Also use 2 pounds of hamburger. This recipe is a keeper. It's easy because you throw everything in the crockpot & it tastes good."

kerschc User ID: 2601335 106869
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2010

"This was exactly what I was looking for! The taste was great and the prep time was short. I was short on time, so I just heated it on the stove. It was great reheated the next day too."

betty121 User ID: 5506480 67439
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2010

"My grandma use to make this when I was a kid. I'm glad to find the recipe. Thanks. I just cooked mine for one hour and it's still yummy! Even better the next day"

lkl User ID: 3001959 28941
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2009

"For a quickly prepared soup, this was excellent. It tasted like I had spent alot of time in the kitchen. I will make this agaion."

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