Saturday, 5 February 2011

Hamburger Soup

I was getting ready to mail this recipe to a friend when I thought, why not just share it with everyone!  I'm a soup lover and love finding a great recipe.  I must confess that Jason asked me often enough to make hamburger soup and I found the idea a little repulsive for some reason...  Maybe I thought that hamburger should be reserved for things other than soup...  Who knows!  Anyway, one day I was motivated and came across this recipe on a fellow bloggers blog.  (Forgive me though, because I cannot remember where!) 

As it turns out, I love hamburger soup!  I make a batch and we usually have it for supper and then I freeze the rest in single serving containers for lunches.  Mmmmm... hamburger soup with cheese and crackers.....  If you like a thick, hearty soup this might be the one for you!

Hamburger Soup

1lb ground beef (lean)
16oz can of diced tomat0es witht the juices (I like Hunts Italian)
1 onion chopped
2 medium carrots, chopped
2 stalks of celery, chopped
1 can of tomato soup
1/3 cup of pearl barley
2 beef bouillon cubes
1 tsp dried basil (add oregano and thyme as well if you didn't use Hunts Italian tomatoes)
1 bay leaf (I don't bother...)

In a large pot saut√© ground beef.  Drain off fat.  Add onion, celery and carrots and continue cooking until onions are soft.  Stir in remaining ingredients along with 5 cups of water.  Bring to a boil.  Reduce heat and simmer for 1 hour.  Season to taste with salt and pepper.  If you used a bay leaf don't forget to remove it.

Bon appetit!


PamelaM said...

Thanks, Cathy. I will probably head out a little later to pick up what I need to make this. It looks delicious. You'll be happy to not have me stare at you while you eat your soup, eh? lol!

Cathy W said...

lol - I just feel bad that I never remember to bring you some! Let me know if you don't make it this week-end and I'll bring you some on Monday...

Kimmartha said...

Yum, hamburger soup! I haven't had it in years. When I used to work at NBTel, the cook there made it - a BIG hit with everyone! It looks like I might be digging out the soup pot soon... ;D