Hamburger Soup

6 Sep

Hamburger Soup

This soup is a long time family favorite. I remember eating it as a child. My mother and Aunts all made this soup. I’ve carried on the tradition and my children love to eat this soup. Please know that these measurements really are “guesstaments”. If you feel your pot of soup needs more flavor add more seasonings. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Ingredients:
olive oil

1 cup diced onion
1 cup diced celery

3 garlic cloves

1 lb ground beef

3 beef or chicken bullion cubes
sprinkle of basil
sprinkle of oregano
sprinkle of onion powder

2 cans Italian stewed tomatoes

1 cup sliced carrots

1 can green beans
1 cup frozen corn

2 cups cabbage (chopped in small chunks)

salt and pepper to taste

fresh thyme (if you have it on hand add about 1 tbs. If not. No worries)

Procedure:

In a large pot brown onions, garlic cloves and celery partially (in olive oil), add beef (salt and pepper) and cook until brown.

Add 6 cups water (or a little more), stewed tomatoes, bullion cubes, basil, oregano, onion powder and raw fresh veggies (carrots) simmer on low for hours if you’d like (watching it of course and adding water if needed) or on medium high if you are in a hurry. After carrots are tender (you may need to add a few more cups of water) add cabbage, Green beans and corn cook until corn is heated through and cabbage is tender.

I think the longer this soup sits and cooks the better it tastes! ๐Ÿ˜‰ salt and pepper to taste.

This soup is so easy and depending on what veggies I have on hand sometimes I switch it up! Zucchini is also really good in it!

One Response to “Hamburger Soup”

  1. jennifer September 6, 2011 at 5:34 pm #

    when you’re feeding a bunch of little mouths, I love to throw in some cooked macaroni or tortelline before serving ๐Ÿ˜‰ yum yum!

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