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Hamburger Soup: An Easy Weeknight Meal!

A top down view of two bowls of hamburger soup and a plate of buns.

This Hamburger Soup is an Easy Weeknight Meal!  Loaded with ground beef and vegetables, this soup is hearty and delicious!

Well fall has definitely arrived!  It’s windy, the leaves are changing colours and there is a chill in the air, and I love it.  Really, really love it.  I especially love that this cooler weather means more cozy cooking…stews, oven dinners and soups…bring it on!

A top down view of two bowls of hamburger soup and a plate of buns.

Just Simple and Delicious Ingredients

One of my favourite recipes to make in fall is Hamburger Soup.  It’s hearty and healthy and my whole family enjoys it.  This big batch soup is chock full of simple and delicious ingredients like lean ground beef, tomatoes, onions, celery, carrots and fresh herbs. So good.

A top down view of two bowls of hamburger soup and a plate of buns.

An Easy Weeknight Meal

Start making your soup around 3 in the afternoon and you can have this delicious dinner on the table by 5!  After just a little prep time, your soup will simmer away for about 1 1/2 hours…your house will smell scrumptious!

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Recipe Tips:

  • Serve this soup with buns or crackers and cheese.
  • This recipe makes a big batch, so if you have a small family you can freeze half.
  • Hamburger Soup freezes well.
  • Sometimes I like to add 1 or 2 chopped medium sized potatoes to this soup.
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A top down view of two bowls of hamburger soup and a plate of buns.

Hamburger Soup


  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 hours
  • Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x

Description

This Hamburger Soup is an Easy Weeknight Meal!  Loaded with ground beef and vegetables, this soup is hearty and delicious!


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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 to 2 lbs of ground beef
  • 1 onion, chopped finely
  • 128 oz can of diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups water
  • 310 oz cans of consomme
  • 15 oz can of tomato paste
  • 5 carrots, chopped finely
  • 4 celery sticks, chopped finely
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. In skillet, brown the ground beef and onions. Then drain.
  2. In a soup pot, combine all of the ingredients, including the cooked ground beef.
  3. Simmer in a covered pot for at least 1 1/2 to 2 hours, making sure to stir it occasionally.
  4. Remove the bay leaf before serving.

  • Category: Soup

Keywords: hamburger soup, soup recipe

Recipe adapted from The Best of Bridge

Major deliciousness!

Hamburger Soup: An Easy Weeknight Meal!

More delicious fall meal ideas:

Have a delicious day!

Note:  This recipe was originally published in 2013, but I have recently updated this post with new pictures and some recipe tips!  Same great recipe, just more helpful information!

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10 Comments

  • Reply
    Lorrie
    October 2, 2013 at 3:10 PM

    Hi – I just wanted to ask a quick question about your Chicken Noodle Soup recipe that I’m making today…
    do you par-cook the chicken chunks or can you throw it into the broth with the onion to cook in that step?
    I have usually pre-cooked it but your way will save that step since it will be simmering for an hour or so anyways…
    Also- I made your pumpkin loaf and it lasted a day! So moist and flavorful- even the picky Husband loved it !
    Thanks again, have a good one!

    • Reply
      Jo-Anna
      October 2, 2013 at 7:06 PM

      Hi Lorrie!
      I’m so sorry I didn’t get back to you sooner! We usually cook ours right in the broth because it simmers long enough to cook it. I love this method because everything is pretty much done in one pot! Yay! And I’m SO glad you liked that Pumpkin Loaf…I was wondering how it went! Yum…now I’m craving it!

      Have a good night!

      Jo-Anna

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    Nicole webster
    October 2, 2013 at 4:15 PM

    Yum, looks delish!

  • Reply
    Liz
    October 2, 2013 at 7:52 PM

    I love this soup! Perfect for cold Fall days with some nice crusty bread! It was so nice to meet you yesterday at SheBlogs. Looking forward to seeing you again at Blissdom – woohoo! 🙂

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    Caroline Csak
    October 2, 2013 at 10:31 PM

    We make something like this but add paprika so it has a Hungarian flavour – stir in sour cream to serve. Not sure where you are in Calgary but several of the European delis sell tubes or jars of hungarian paprika or gulyas cream – in sweet (csemege) or hot (csipos) and they add great flavour to soups and stews ( a big squirt of sweet, a small one of hot)
    Fall certainly has arrived in style hasn’t it – but the weekend’s looking good….

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      Jo-Anna
      October 8, 2013 at 10:16 PM

      This sounds amazing! Thank you for the tips…I’m loving how delicious this soups sounds with the paprika and sour cream! Yum!

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    Michelle
    October 5, 2013 at 3:23 PM

    Making this for dinner tonight. It is simmering on the stove as I type this. 🙂 I had some potatoes that I needed to use and decided to add them too. Good for a chilly, rainy day here.

    • Reply
      Jo-Anna
      October 8, 2013 at 10:24 PM

      Hi Michelle!
      I’m so happy to hear that you tried out this recipe! I hope you liked it!!

      • Reply
        Michelle
        January 8, 2014 at 9:38 AM

        Jo-Anna, It was really good!!! I am making it again for dinner tonight. Good for having when the days lately have been -50F. This may be my replacement to my more time consuming veggie beef soup I make for the tax office (I work for a tax office during our tax season preparing meals for them so they aren’t eating those microwave meals). This would be good for those finicky eaters there. 😉 I need to peruse through the rest of your arsenal here to see if anything else would be good for work.

  • Reply
    candace
    October 24, 2013 at 11:11 AM

    Hi I love your site! I will be making your hamburger soup for my family tonight. I love this cool crisp fall air as well its my favorite time of year. My husband works outside all day he will love this soup. thanks for the great recipe I will let you know how it turns out. Happy Autumn 🙂

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