Easy Hamburger Soup Recipe


1 ½ pounds lean ground beef

1 large onion chopped

3 cloves garlic finely minced

1 cup carrots diced

1 cup celery diced

1 can (28oz) diced tomatoes do not drain

3 cups beef broth

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1 teaspoon dried basil

½ teaspoon dried thyme

¼ – ½ teaspoon chili pepper flakes

½ – 1 teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon pepper

1 tablespoon olive oil


In large skillet add ground beef, onion, garlic, salt and pepper. Saute until ground beef is browned and onions are translucent. Transfer to large cooking pot.

In same skillet heat olive oil. Add carrots and celery and saute until tender (not too soft. Transfer to pot.

Add tomatoes to skillet to deglaze. The browned bits add great flavour to the soup!

Stir in beef broth, oregano, basil, thyme and chili pepper flakes.

Bring to a boil, then transfer to pot and combine with hamburger and vegetables.

Reduce heat to low and simmer for 30- 40 minutes.

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 211kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 1133mg | Potassium: 623mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 3805IU | Vitamin C: 4.3mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 3.4mg

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can I use ground turkey instead of ground beef in this recipe?

Yes, you can substitute lean ground turkey for the ground beef if you prefer.

It will result in a lighter version of the soup with a slightly different flavor profile.

Can I use fresh tomatoes instead of canned diced tomatoes?

Absolutely! You can use fresh tomatoes in place of canned diced tomatoes.

Simply chop them up and use them with their juices in the recipe.

Keep in mind that fresh tomatoes may alter the texture and flavor slightly.

Is it necessary to deglaze the skillet with tomatoes?

Deglazing the skillet with tomatoes is optional but highly recommended.

The browned bits left from cooking the ground beef and vegetables add rich flavor to the soup.

If you choose not to deglaze, you may miss out on some of the depth of flavor.

Can I make this soup ahead of time and reheat it later?

Yes, this soup can be made ahead of time and reheated later.

Store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.

Reheat on the stove over medium heat until heated through, stirring occasionally.

Can I add other vegetables to this soup?

Absolutely! This recipe is versatile, and you can customize it by adding your favorite vegetables such as diced potatoes, bell peppers, or peas.

Just adjust the cooking time accordingly based on the vegetables you add.

Can I use chicken broth instead of beef broth?

Yes, you can use chicken broth instead of beef broth if you prefer a lighter flavor.

It will still complement the other ingredients well and make a delicious soup.

What can I serve with this hamburger soup?

This soup pairs well with crusty bread, crackers, or a side salad.

You can also top it with shredded cheese or a dollop of sour cream for added flavor.

Can I freeze this soup?

Yes, you can freeze this hamburger soup. Let it cool completely, then transfer it to freezer-safe containers or bags.

It will keep well in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Thaw overnight in the refrigerator before reheating.

How can I adjust the spice level of this soup?

You can adjust the spice level by adding more or less chili pepper flakes and hot sauce according to your preference.

Start with a smaller amount, taste, and adjust as needed.

Can I make this soup in a slow cooker?

Yes, you can adapt this recipe for a slow cooker.

Simply brown the ground beef and sauté the vegetables as instructed, then transfer everything to the slow cooker along with the remaining ingredients.

Cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 3-4 hours.

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