Welcome to the world of comforting soups! Hearty Hamburger Soup isn’t just a dish; it’s a warm hug in a bowl. This recipe combines the heartiness of ground beef with the wholesomeness of fresh vegetables and spices, creating a soup that’s both nourishing and satisfying. Ideal for chilly evenings or as a comforting meal any day, this soup promises to delight your taste buds and soothe your soul. So, let’s embark on this culinary journey to create a soup that’s as easy to make as it is delicious to eat!
- 2 lbs lean ground beef
- 1 white onion, diced
- 1/4 tsp ground black pepper, more to taste
- 1/2 tsp dry oregano, more to taste
- 1/2 tsp dry basil, more to taste
- 1/4 tsp seasoning salt
- 1 (1 1/2 oz) envelope onion soup mix
- 6 cups water, more for desired consistency
- 1 (8 oz) can tomato sauce
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 (15 oz) can diced tomatoes, undrained
- 1 (15 oz) can corn, drained
- 1 cup celery, sliced
- 1/4 cup celery leaves, chopped
- 1 cup carrots, sliced
- 1 cup potatoes, cubed
- Garlic salt, to taste
- Shredded Parmesan cheese, for serving
- Sour cream, for serving
- In a large pot, brown the ground beef and onion. Drain excess fat.
- Stir in black pepper, oregano, basil, seasoning salt, and onion soup mix.
- Add water, tomato sauce, and soy sauce. Bring to a boil, then simmer covered for 15 minutes.
- Add vegetables, including potatoes. Return to a boil, then simmer uncovered until vegetables are tender, about 30 minutes. Add more water if necessary.
- Season with garlic salt to taste.
- Serve hot, topped with shredded Parmesan and a dollop of sour cream.
How to Prepare
- Use a large, heavy-bottomed pot to ensure even cooking.
- Sauté onions until translucent before adding the beef for better flavor infusion.
- Gradually add spices to adjust to your taste preference.
- Stir occasionally to prevent sticking and ensure even cooking of vegetables.
- Taste and adjust seasonings before serving for the perfect balance of flavors.
- Prep time: 15 minutes
- Cook time: 45 minutes
- Total time: 1 hour
This recipe serves 6 to 8 people, making it perfect for family meals or gatherings.
- Can I use a different type of meat? Yes, you can substitute ground turkey or chicken for a lighter version.
- How can I make this soup vegetarian? Replace the beef with a plant-based meat alternative and use vegetable broth instead of water.
- Can I freeze this soup? Yes, this soup freezes well. Cool completely and store in freezer-safe containers.
- What can I serve with this soup? Crusty bread or a green salad pairs wonderfully.
- How can I thicken the soup? Mix a tablespoon of cornstarch with water and stir into the soup to thicken.
Creating Hearty Hamburger Soup is more than just following a recipe; it’s about crafting a meal that warms the heart and satisfies the soul. This soup, with its rich flavors and wholesome ingredients, is perfect for any day when you need a little extra comfort. It’s versatile, easy to make, and even easier to love. Whether you’re gathering around the table with family or enjoying a quiet meal alone, this Hearty Hamburger Soup is sure to become a cherished recipe in your culinary repertoire.