Hamburger soup is one of my all-time favorite comfort foods. It’s such a nice, simple meal to have whenever you are having an offish day or you simply aren’t feeling well. It’s also perfect on a cold day!

Hamburger Soup
Ingredients

1 1/2 pounds ground beef
2 cups diced onion (optional)
1 cup diced carrots
1 cup diced celery
3 garlic cloves, minced
3 (14.5 ounce) cans chicken broth
1 (15 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
1/4 cup stick margarine
1/2 cup all-purpose flour

    Directions

    1. In a large saucepan or soup kettle, cook the beef, onions, carrots, celery and garlic over medium heat until meat is no longer pink and vegetables are tender; drain. Stir in broth, tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce and hot pepper sauce. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
    2. In another saucepan, melt margarine over medium-low heat. Stir in flour until smooth. cook and stir for 6-8 minutes or until mixture turns golden brown. Carefully stir into soup. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. 

    (My modifications… I usually add about 6 to 8 cups of beef broth (rather than chicken broth), and a 28oz can of undrained diced tomatoes. Rather than diced veggies, I add in a bag of frozen mixed veggies. I simmer the soup for about an hour once I’ve combined everything, and then I add in 1 cup of barely during the last half hour. It gives it a little extra something!)

    3 Comments on Hamburger Soup

    1. Annie1
      April 25, 2013 at 5:08 pm (5 years ago)

      When I was growing up my mom used to make something like this but she would just add ground beef to vegetable soup. This sounds delicious

      RAFFLECOPTER NAME is Anne Taylor

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    2. Judy C
      July 15, 2013 at 6:29 pm (4 years ago)

      I had hamburger soup at a potluck and it was so good. Thanks for the recipe I am going to give it a try.

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    3. Heidi Carlson-Reid
      July 20, 2013 at 4:19 am (4 years ago)

      I was looking for a recipe of hamburger soup recently and yours sounds delish. I’d leave out the hot sauce for my gang though.

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