Hamburger Soup

Easy to make Hamburger Soup is ready in less than 30 minutes, hearty and comforting! An easy weeknight dinner (or lunch!) to warm the heart and soul on these cold winter days!

Hamburger Soup
I couldn’t wait to tell Grumpy what we were having for dinner the night I made hamburger soup.  🙂

If you are one of my Facebook Followers, you probably know the story about how when I ask Grumpy what he is making for dinner….and I get the response “hotdog soup”. That is his reply no matter how much I wished he would help out and at least come up with an idea for dinner.

Hamburger Soup

Needless to say, I received pure pleasure when Grumpy called me to find out what was on the dinner table that night, and my response was “hamburger soup”.  He thought I was joking, little did he know just how serious I was! Hamburger Soup



Hamburger Soup



Hamburger Soup

Easy Hamburger Soup

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Course: Beef Recipes
Cuisine: American
Keyword: ground beef soup, Hamburger Soup
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Calories: 285kcal


  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1/2 large or 1 small onion diced
  • 1 large garlic clove minced
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons everyday seasoning or salt and pepper to taste
  • 3-1/2 cups diced petite tomatoes
  • 3-1/2 cups hot water
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon basil
  • 1 Tablespoon Better than Bouillon Beef Base
  • 12- ounce package mixed frozen vegetables


  • Saute the hamburger, onion, garlic, and seasoning until beef is browned. Drain any excess fat from beef.
  • Stir in the tomatoes, better than bouillon, vegetables, and hot water. Simmer a few minutes until bouillon has dissolved. Add basil, oregano, and thyme. Simmer about 10 minutes. Serve warm.


Calories: 285kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 68mg | Sodium: 847mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g

About the Author: Shelby Law Ruttan

Shelby is the author/owner of Grumpy's Honeybunch. Established in 2007, she shares and preserves family recipes as well as recipes for cooking light and keto. She is an experienced, self-taught home cook who loves to share recipes with others. You can see her work on websites such as Veal Made Easy, Parade, Community Table, SoFab Food, Yummly, and FoodGawker.


  1. Pegasuslegend December 29, 2010 at 11:49 am - Reply

    absolutely perfect anytime looks fabulous love the ingredients!

  2. Jamie December 29, 2010 at 11:57 am - Reply

    I make a similar hamburger soup that we love. I like the addition of barley. Perfect soup for the winter.

  3. bellini valli December 29, 2010 at 12:07 pm - Reply

    This is one of those soups that just scream comfort Shelby. Grumpy must have been over the moon:D

  4. ann December 29, 2010 at 12:19 pm - Reply

    I bet grumpy was really happy when he saw that you were serious. This hamburger soup looks terrific!

  5. Jennifer (Savor) December 29, 2010 at 1:30 pm - Reply

    The name alone would make the kids come running!

  6. Cajun Chef Ryan December 29, 2010 at 2:39 pm - Reply

    This is a great bowl of soup, my spoon is ready!

    Bon appetit!

  7. marla December 29, 2010 at 4:10 pm - Reply

    Such a fresh & healthy dinner soup. Perfect for chilly days!

  8. Gera@SweetsFoodsBlog December 30, 2010 at 12:59 am - Reply

    What a delicious idea, hamburger soup – ideal for the cold days there, the version here will be a chorizo soup 🙂

    Happy New Year!!


  9. Shelby December 30, 2010 at 1:21 am - Reply

    Gera, Chorizo sounds great!

  10. Barbara @ Modern Comfort Food December 30, 2010 at 1:01 pm - Reply

    I'm bookmarking this wonderful soup to serve on Superbowl Sunday. My football loving family and friends will just ADORE this one!

  11. Deeba PAB December 30, 2010 at 2:44 pm - Reply

    I would have never thought of a hamburger soup…SLURPP!! Just what we need for this incessant cold weather! Sounds delicious.

  12. Megan December 30, 2010 at 3:06 pm - Reply

    I love that you got one over on Ol' Grumpy! Bet he loved the soup.

  13. teresa December 30, 2010 at 7:09 pm - Reply

    mmm, i grew up with hamburger soup, this looks wonderful!

  14. Mads December 31, 2010 at 4:56 am - Reply

    I don't know if you've seen Arrested Development, but the first part of this post reminded me of "hot ham water" and I cracked up.

  15. Debbie December 31, 2010 at 9:24 pm - Reply

    That soup looks like one that everyone in my house would like. Thanks for the recipe! Hope you have a very happy and healthy new year!

  16. Leslie January 1, 2011 at 12:32 am - Reply

    Grumpy is funny!
    Love the soup
    Happy New Year

  17. Anonymous October 30, 2019 at 1:48 pm - Reply


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