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Green bowl filled with soup made with chunks of ground beef, carrots, tomatoes and celery.

Easy Hamburger Soup

Course: Beef, Dinner, Lunch, Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Hamburger soup, hearty soup, ground beef soup
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 211kcal
Author: Laureen King
Hearty, delicious Hamburger Soup, so quick and easy to make.
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  • 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.


Optional ingredients to add in, cooked pasta, cooked rice, fresh spinach, green beans, peas, corn, potatoes, or cabbage.


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