Hamburger Soup

Hamburger Soup

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 2 hrs 15 mins
  • Servings: 10-12
  • About This Recipe

    “A down home comfort food!”


  • 1 1/2 lbslean ground beef
  • 1 -2onion, chopped
  • 1 (28ounce) cans diced tomatoes
  • 2cupswater
  • 1 (10ounce) cans tomato soup
  • 1dashparsley
  • 4carrots, chopped
  • 3stalkscelery, chopped
  • 8tablespoonspearl barley
  • 1/2 teaspoonthyme
  • 1bay leaf
  • 3 (10ounce) cansconsomme or 2beef bouillon cubes, mixed with 2 cups of water
  • salt and pepper
  • Directions

  • Brown meat and onions.
  • Drain well.
  • Combine all ingredients in a large pot.
  • Cook at least 2 hours or use a crockpot and cook up to 8 hours.
  • Remove bay leaf before serving.
  • This soup freezes well.
  • Reviews

  • “This is truly a delicious soup!I have made it with fresh tomatoes from the garden and this too is exceptional.Wonderful soup for those cold fall and winter days.A keeper!!”

  • ” Instead of four cups of water, I dropped the tomato soup, added 1small can of tomato paste21/2 cups tomato juice 2 cups water with buillion.THIS IS A GREAT SOUP!! As with most crockpot dishes EASYand GREAT.”

  • “Christina, you have made my family very happy!This is a good, homey soup!I didn’t change much except for using lots of paprika.I added some cooked elbow noodles to the bowl before I ladled in the soup.Even my picky eater had seconds!”

  • “This was excellent. I used 1 big can of tomatoe basil soup for the tomatoe soup. Thanks”

  • “I added a bit more water but next time I’ll put more barley in it.I added a bit of liquid smoke.”

  • “Excellent soup that pleases everyone and it freezes well for meals later in the week when time ia a premium.Note: I had to add much more ( x 3) beef broth during the long cooking time.It’s definetly a keeper!!”

  • “I didn’t think the soup had alot of flavor.Instead of the pearl barley, I put in 1 cup of uncooked small pasta called ditalini.The crockpot did a nice job of cooking the soup.I served it with grated parmesan cheese on top to give it a flavor boost.”

  • “This is an awesome recipe.I was going to post it and saw it was already here. LOL!!I’ve been making it for years and it truly is a down home comfort food.”