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Hamburger Soup Recipe

Soup, they say it’s good for the soul.  While we don’t make it terribly often, I love a great bowl from time to time.  But honestly, it took me years to learn how to make soup.  Probably because I kept trying the same thing over and over and expected different results.  (I think that’s the definition of insanity?!?) 

When we first got married, I was just 20.  I knew how to bake but cooking anything more than the basics was still a struggle at that time.  One day, my husband mentioned wanting soup so I decided to make him some.  Because it’s a favorite of mine, I went with the good ole Chicken Noodle.  For some reason, it just never tasted right.  After about a half dozen tries, Mike told me gently ‘it’s okay if you don’t want to make soup ever again’.  I took it with a grain of salt and hung up my soup-making apron.  But I’m back in the soup making business with this Hamburger Soup Recipe!  

Hamburger Soup Recipe

Hamburger Soup Recipe – Easy To Make!

Now that I’m in my 30s, I’ve actually learned how to make a good bowl of soup.  But because it had been such a struggle for me, I wanted to share this easy Hamburger Soup Recipe for anyone who is still struggling.

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 4 to 5 cups beef broth, depending on preference of consistency
  • 1 can diced tomatoes with green chili peppers
  • 1 can tomato soup
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup carrots, sliced
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup celery, cut into pieces
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 cup Acini di pepe pasta
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • shredded pepper jack and sharp cheddar cheese (optional as garnish)

Hamburger Soup Recipe

Hamburger Soup Recipe

A delicious and hearty beef soup recipe that's easy to make.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 465 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 medium potatoes peeled and cubed
  • 4 to 5 cups beef broth depending on preference of consistency
  • 1 can diced tomatoes with green chili peppers
  • 1 can tomato soup
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup carrots sliced
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup celery cut into pieces
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 cup Acini di pepe pasta
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • shredded pepper jack and sharp cheddar cheese optional as garnish

Instructions
 

  • Brown ground beef, garlic, and onion together till cooked through. (I do season my ground beef with about 1/2 teaspoon of each at this time too: season salt, onion salt, garlic salt, and pepper.
  • Add potatoes, carrots, celery, broth, tomatoes, tomato soup, Worcestershire sauce, seasonings, and bay leaves.
  • Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally.
  • Then turn on low and cover. Simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Remove bay leaves.
  • Add pasta and stir.
  • Simmer for an additional 8-9 minutes.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve immediately, garnished with pepper jack and sharp cheddar cheese if desired.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 465kcalCarbohydrates: 37gProtein: 37gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 76mgSodium: 3383mgFiber: 4gSugar: 7g
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Photos – Step By Step

As always, I try to take at least some step by step photos for those who are drawn more to visually learning.  When I make a new recipe, I really appreciate photos!

Step 1: Brown the onions, garlic, and ground beef together until cooked thoroughly.

This will take about 5-7 minutes, depending on what level of heat you prefer to cook over.  Once no pink remains, drain any fat.

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Step 2:  Add vegetables, seasonings, soup, tomatoes, sauce, and bay leaves.

After adding everything in, give a good stir.

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Step 3:  Bring to a boil and simmer.

Make sure to continue stirring periodically as your soup cooks.

Step 4:  Remove bay leaves and add pasta.

Don’t forget to stir from time to time as the pasta cooks.

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Step 5:  Serve!

Enjoy!  I like to serve our Hamburger Soup recipe with some pepper jack and sharp cheddar cheese garnished on the top.  But my oldest son actually prefers to eat it plain.

Hamburger Soup Recipe

Be sure to let us know in the comments if you give this easy Hamburger Soup Recipe a try!

Recipe Rating




monique s

Friday 14th of May 2021

I like the idea that you can make it taste different each time by adding in different toppings, ie. bacon bits or a dollop or sour cream or changing the type of cheese

shirley O

Friday 2nd of April 2021

This looks delicious. I will have to give this recipe a try. Thank you for sharing.

Leela

Wednesday 31st of March 2021

That looks really delicious. I love using pastina.

Em Mahr

Wednesday 31st of March 2021

I"ve never had hamburger soup, but it sounds good and kid-friendly. I'll be giving it a try!

monique s

Tuesday 23rd of March 2021

This is a great recipe for cold sunday afternoons where I can use the leftovers for monday dinner