Hamburger Soup Recipe

Easy Ground Beef Soup Recipe

A Hamburger Soup Recipe that's loaded with goodness. Here's an easy beef soup recipe that turns a pound (500g) of hamburger into a feast for six.

This is a super easy ground beef soup recipe that is very forgiving and will allow you to add almost anything you have on hand.

hamburger soup recipe

Do you like mushrooms? By all means, add some. Chop up an unpeeled potato, any vegetables your family likes can be included and the amounts can be tailored to your preferences.

Use whatever type of canned beans you find in the pantry or eliminate them altogether. If you have a handful of green beans in the crisper, toss them in.

Substitute a 12 oz. can of tomato juice for the smaller can of tomatoes if you prefer a smoother texture to your soup.

Deb's Hamburger Soup Recipe


  • 1 lb (500g) - Hamburger
  • 1 Cup - Carrots, quartered lengthwise, chopped
  • 1/2 Cup - Celery, chopped with leaves
  • 1/2 Cup - Broccoli or asparagus, chopped to 1 inch
  • 1-28 oz plus 1-14 oz Can - Diced tomatoes
  • 1 14 oz Can - white or kidney beans, rinsed (optional)
  • 1 Envelope - Onion soup mix, dried
  • 3 Cups - Water
  • 1 - Beef bouillon cube (or equivalent)
  • 1 Tablespoon - Parsley, dried, or 3 T fresh
  • 1/2 - 1 teaspoon - Basil, dried
  • 1/2 - 1 teaspoon - Oregano, dried
  • 1 Large- Bayleaf
  • 1/2 C - Red wine, dry (or water)


  • In a large pot or dutch oven, scramble fry hamburger 'til well browned. Get lots of browned bits on the bottom of the pot to enhance flavor.

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  • To the browned hamburger, add all of the remaining ingredients.
  • Simmer, stirring occasionally for 30 or 40 minutes.
  • Add water (or wine) as needed to maintain a soupy consistency.
  • Serve with a sprinkle of freshly grated parmesan cheese.
  • Makes 6 - 8 servings

This is a family favorite even though it's one of those soups that's never the same twice. I have to admit that I toss whatever I have leftover in the fridge - mac & cheese, rice, vegetables, stir fry - into the soup.

The recipe is very forgiving and can be tailored to your family's preferences.

You can even hide foods that you want to get into the kids by chopping them into tiny pieces.

Ground turkey, pork or veal can be substituted for all or a portion of the ground beef.

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