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Classic Hamburger Soup Recipe
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
 
This easy to make and classic hamburger soup has been a dinnertime staple for decades now!
Course: Soups
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Hamburger Soup Recipe
Servings: 8
Calories: 161 kcal
Author: Karlynn Johnston
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 lbs lean ground beef
  • 1 medium white onion diced
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 28 oz can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 10.75 oz can of condensed tomato soup
  • 4 cups strong beef broth
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 2 cups of frozen mixed vegetables
  • white sugar if you find your tomatoes are too acidic, the sugar will cut it.
  • black pepper to taste
Instructions
Crockpot Instructions
  1. Fry the ground beef and onions together until the ground beef is cooked and the onions are translucent. Add in the garlic and fry until brown. Drain the fat and place in the bottom of a crockpot.
  2. Stir in the tomatoes, tomato soup, beef broth, bay leaves, thyme, frozen vegetables and pepper.
  3. Simmer on high for 4-5 hours or on low for 8-10.
  4.  Remove the bay leaves. Ladle into bowls and serve!
Instant Pot Instructions
  1. Fry the ground beef and onions together in the metal cooking pot in your Instant Pot using the "sautee" function on your Instant Pot until the ground beef is cooked and the onions are translucent. Add in the garlic and fry until brown. Drain the fat.
  2. Stir in the tomatoes, tomato soup, beef broth, bay leaves, thyme, frozen vegetables and pepper.
  3. To cook immediately, press the soup button, seal the Instant Pot, close the vent and cook for 45 minutes. Let it naturally release - you can manually release but for safety's sake I don't recommend it.
  4. To slow cook all day, use the slow cook function and cook on low for 8-10 hours.
  5.  Remove the bay leaves. Ladle into bowls and serve.
Stove Top Instructions
  1. Fry the ground beef and onions together in a large stockpot until the ground beef is cooked and the onions are translucent. Add in the garlic and fry until brown. Drain the fat.
  2. Stir in the tomatoes, tomato soup, beef broth, bay leaves, thyme, frozen vegetables and pepper.
  3. Simmer on medium heat for 60 minutes.
  4.  Remove the bay leaves. Ladle into bowls and serve!
Nutrition Facts
Classic Hamburger Soup Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 161 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 52mg 17%
Sodium 525mg 22%
Potassium 475mg 14%
Total Carbohydrates 7g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Protein 21g 42%
Vitamin A 46.2%
Vitamin C 7.2%
Calcium 3.3%
Iron 15.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.