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Hamburger Soup: An Easy Weeknight Meal!

Hamburger Soup: An Easy Weeknight Meal!  It’s hearty and delicious and your family will love it!

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Well it feels like fall around here.  It’s windy, the leaves are changing colours and there is a fall chill in the air.  And I love it.  Really, really love it.  I love it even though for so many of us this time of year means weeknights filled with activities, sports and rushed evenings.  And this can also mean that dinners can be challenging, but they don’t have to be!  All it takes is a little planning and some healthy ingredients, and you can have hearty and delicious meals on your table in no time!

Hearty. Fall. Meals.  Yes, please!

Today I’m sharing with you a recipe for Hamburger Soup.  Let me tell you, this soup brings back very very fond memories of my childhood.  My mom makes the best Hamburger Soup in town!

Hamburger Soup: An Easy Weeknight Meal!


This soup is the perfect weeknight meal.  It’s chock full of yummy seasonal vegetables and meat, and it’s also great because it makes a big batch.  Big batch cooking is so fantastic because you can serve half now, and freeze half for later!  Happy dance!  Or serve the leftovers up in thermoses for the kids lunches.  Now we’re talkin!



Hamburger Soup

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 hours
  • Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x


Hamburger Soup: An Easy Weeknight Meal! It’s hearty and delicious and your family will love it!



  • 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


  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.

Recipe adapted from The Best of Bridge


Hamburger Soup: An Easy Weeknight Meal!

Serve with crusty bread or crackers and cheese!  Now tummies are full and everyone is happy!  🙂

Major deliciousness!

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Here are a few more delicious fall meal ideas!


Sweet & Sour Meatballs  |  Creamy Chicken Stew  |  Classic Meatloaf

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Happy Fall Y’all!  And have a delicious day!

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  • Reply
    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!

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      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!


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    Nicole webster
    October 2, 2013 at 4:15 PM

    Yum, looks delish!

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    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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      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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    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.

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      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!!

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        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.

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    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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