Hamburger Soup?! My kids get excited when they hear it’s for dinner. Because I buy ground beef in bulk, and cook it all at once with chopped peppers and onions, then freeze it–I have several bags in the freezer at any given time. That makes this Hamburger Soup an easy load-the-slow-cooker-and-walk-away meal, rather than having to thaw and brown the ground beef the same night. It can also be made on the stovetop, see below for instructions.
If you’re not a fan of these vegetables, put in whatever your family likes (corn, a can of diced tomatoes, zucchini, etc.) I use mushrooms, carrots and red potatoes to go along with the onion and peppers that I put in my freezer-bagged ground meat mix.
- 1 lb ground beef, browned and drained
- 1 onion, diced
- 1 green pepper, diced
- 4-5 red potatoes, cubed
- 8oz white mushrooms, thickly sliced
- 2 carrots, peeled and chopped
- 6 cups beef broth
- 1 Tbsp oregano
- 1 Tbsp basil
- 1 Tbsp parsley
- Add all ingredients to slow cooker and stir to combine.
- Cook on low for 7-10 hours.
I made mine in the slow cooker so I could leave it and walk away. But this recipe also works fine on the stovetop: Using the same pre-cooked beef, let simmer for 45-60 minutes or until the potatoes are tender.
Hamburger Soup is linked up to Real Food Recipe Roundup at JoLynne Shane, Talented Tuesday Link Party at Cook Craft Love, Inspire Us Tuesdays at Two Little Cavaliers, On Display Link Party at Average But Inspired, Pin Junkie Pin Party at The Pin Junkie and Tasty Tuesdays at CreativeKKids.