Hamburger Soup

Hamburger Soup recipe. A classic comfort food that's easy and cheap to make. Add this to your soup recipes board! | The Bewitchin' Kitchen

Hamburger soup has always been a favorite soup of mine, mostly because it’s so simple. Each time I make it the recipe changes a little bit, usually because I like to use up whatever I can that’s sitting in my fridge.

Hamburger Soup recipe. A classic comfort food that's easy and cheap to make. Add this to your soup recipes board! | The Bewitchin' Kitchen

My favorite time of year to make this soup is either in the fall or winter. This hearty soup is a great way to warm up after a brisk walk in autumn or a day of sledding in the winter season.

Hamburger Soup

The last time I made this soup, I decided I wanted to blog about it, and wrote down everything I did. It turned out to be one of the better hamburger soup recipes I have made and I used a lot less ingredients – so win win there! I probably used a lot more garlic than I said in the recipe below, I buy pre-minced garlic from Costco (like this one) and usually just spoon it in (I love garlic).

I’m a huge fan of parmesan, I put it on everything (like this recipe for the best spaghetti sauce ever) and this soup is no different. Just try it, I promise you’ll love it.

Hamburger Soup


  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 green pepper, diced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 4 carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 4 celery stalks, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 28 oz can, crushed tomatoes
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 1 tbsp oregano
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • Parmesan cheese (optional)


  1. Over medium heat scramble fry the beef until almost done.
  2. Add the green peppers, onion, carrots and celery and saute it with the beef until no longer pink. Drain excess fat.
  3. Bring the pot back to the burner and add the rest of the ingredients.
  4. Bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat to a simmer. Simmer for at least an hour.
  5. Serve with parmesan cheese if desired.

What’s your favorite comfort food?

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13 comments on “Hamburger Soup”

  1. Love hamburger soup! I use my grandmother’s recipe (total comfort food), and it’s very similar to yours. So, so good! 🙂

  2. Hamburger soup was one of my favourites before i went and got myself a veggie boyfriend! lol.
    Now we just have it on the nights when he’s out of town!

  3. Looks yummy! I always keep hamburger in the freezer because it turns into so many tasty, easy meals. 🙂 I’ll have to bookmark this for a rainy day when I feel like soup… 🙂 lots of those coming up, I’m sure! Thanks for sharing!

    • I usually use ground turkey these days since Hamburger costs a lot more (it was $13 for a pound at one of the groceries store – what?!). But Costco has good deals so I’ll scoop it up and freeze.

  4. This is a big meal in Europe although we have peas, carrots, potato, fresh parsley and Maggi with the hamburger, so it has a beef taste, at the end put in European wieners on top and they soak in the beef flavour, yum so good..yours looks delicious too, and going to try it oyt.

  5. I’ve never heard of hamburger soup and this looks delectable! I LOVE comfort food and my fave is a nice, warm, bowl of chilli. So this would be right up my alley! Bookmarking and pinning now! 🙂

  6. I seen this recipe on my twitter feed yesterday and immediately started to drool. This is going to make a great NEW soup for us to try on those dreadful cold days that are approaching.

  7. I’ve got to tell you, when this showed up in my Twitter feed that picture made me sit up and Take Notice. Dang, that looks so good! And I love the name Hambuger Soup. Can’t wait to make this one. I highly suspect my picky eater (the hubby, not the kids) will like it.

  8. YUM! this is a must try for a crisp fall day!

  9. This sounds (and looks) absolutely delicious!!! Cannot wait to try it!

  10. Oooh, this looks delicious! I love hamburger soup although my mom’s recipe is just a little bit different. I’ll have to try this out 🙂

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