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.
You may as well name it leftover soup.
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.
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.
Whole30’ers if you drop the parmesan cheese, this hamburger soup recipe is Whole30 compliant (along with paleo too).
If you’re a 21 Day Fixer, I’m not 100% sure on the container count but I would guess 1 cup would = 1 green, 1 red and if you want cheese fill the blue container to your desired (and allocated) amount.
- 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)
- Over medium heat scramble fry the beef until almost done.
- Add the green peppers, onion, carrots and celery and saute it with the beef until no longer pink. Drain excess fat.
- Bring the pot back to the burner and add the rest of the ingredients.
- Bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat to a simmer. Simmer for at least an hour.
- Serve with parmesan cheese if desired.
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What’s your favorite comfort food?
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