Hamburger Soup Recipes

This is a great, hearty soup that is not super expensive to make an contains ingredients that most of us keep in our kitchen most of the time. Very easy and good!


  • 1 lb. lean ground beef
  • 2 cups tomato juice
  • 1 cup diced potatoes
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 1/2 cup diced onion or 1 Tbsp. instant minced onion
  • 1 Tbsp. green pepper, chopped (optional)
  • 1/4 cup uncooked rice
  • 5 cups water
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic salt
  • 1/2 tsp. seasoning salt
  • 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce


Brown lightly the ground beef; drain off fat. Add rest of ingredients and simmer 1 hour. Add more liquid if needed.

You can exchange any of the vegetables in this recipe for almost any other type of vegetable you want for a different flavor.

Servings: 8
Prep Time: 15-20 Minutes
Cooking Time: 1 Hour 15 Minutes

By Robin from Washington, IA

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Saute' ground beef and onion in saucepan, stirring until crumbly; drain. Add tomatoes; mash. Add consomme', soup and vegetable juice cocktail. Add vegetables, rice, salt and pepper.

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Brown meat slightly in butter. Cover with water, add bouillon cubes, vegetables and herbs as desired. Cook slowly for 1 1/2 hours or heat in crockpot for 8-10 hours.

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In a large saucepan, cook ground beef until browned. Drain off fat. Stir in potatoes, celery, onion, green pepper, bouillon granules, 1 1/2 cups water and 1/2 t. salt.

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Brown potatoes, carrots, and onion in butter until they have a browned color. Add some broth and boil till tender. Add cooked and drained hamburger, soups and some broth to thin soup to your liking.

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September 29, 2008

Cook and season the hamburger, cook the rice, mix all the ingredients together. Let set covered until the cheese melts and it acquires the soupy texture. Yum Yum So Good! Enjoy!!

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This soup is easy to make when you don't have much in the house. Fry up some hamburger, add canned veggies like beans, corn, tomatoes or mixed frozen veggies.

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Brown the ground beef and onion in a small amount of cooking oil. When lightly browned, drain off excess fat. Combine with the remaining ingredients in a large kettle.

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Brown the hamburger and drain. Add the rest of the ingredients. Simmer for 45 minutes.

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I'm looking for a recipe for homemade hamburger and cabbage soup. Does any one have it?

By Rachelle B.


March 10, 20130 found this helpful

Hi. I don't have a real recipe - I cook the old fashioned way, adding things and cooking it until it "looks right", just a way of saying cooking to suit myself and my family. So no measurements here, just a guideline. I make it the way I make stuffed cabbage, without stuffing anything. Brown some onions and a little garlic. Add ground meat and brown. Pour in a can or two of tomatoes, chopped, and the juice. I usually season it with paprika, maybe some cumin and coriander too. Chop a small cabbage and put it in. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, and cook until the cabbage is done. Then add cooked rice (rice sometimes does not cook well in a tomato broth). Sometimes I add in sliced carrots, kidney beans, and corn along with the cabbage, and I will vary the seasonings too. Hope this helps!

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May 23, 2016

Use leftover meatloaf to make a hearty soup for a cold evening. This is a page about hearty meatloaf soup.

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March 28, 2017

Adding some ground beef to a cheese soup can make a mouthwatering cheeseburger soup. This page contains cheeseburger soup recipe.

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August 9, 2010

Brown meat and onions; drain well. Combine all ingredients in a large soup pan. Simmer, covered, at least 2 hours or all day!

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March 30, 2010

Brown ground beef in soup pot. Drain pan drippings. Add remaining ingredients, mixing well. Cover and bring to a boil and reduce heat.

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January 13, 2010

Brown the hamburger and onion together. Simmer and stir in the taco seasoning, corn (with the liquid), red beans and tomato sauce.

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August 17, 2009

Brown 1 pound of hamburger in a Dutch Oven with 1 cup of chopped onions and 2 teaspoons salt. Add 1 cup of chopped, peeled carrots and 1 cup of chopped, peeled potatoes.

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August 17, 2009

Saute' meat. Add onions and cook 15 minutes. Add tomatoes, celery and seasonings. Cook slowly 2 hours. Add carrots and cooked veggies. Cook until done. Add beef broth if needed.

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August 17, 2009

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.

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August 17, 2009

A quick and easy hamburger soup.

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