- February 2020
Hamburger Soup Recipe
Food! Glorious food! I love it when you can mix two of your favorite foods together to create something spectacular that has its own vibe.
Hamburgers have the kind of chill out, grill out, casual everybody loves me vibe and soup has more of a soothing, let me warm your soul because it is rainy and damp outside vibe.
When you join the two together and make hamburger soup, you bring the party inside and let the good times roll. We have some ideas on hamburger soup ingredients and directions on how to prepare hamburger soup.
Let’s not forget all of the wonderful side dishes that you can include with hamburger soup. Looking for an occasion to serve hamburger soup? We have some suggestions for that, too. There are some fantastic hamburger soup recipes that we can’t wait to share with you.
Hamburger Soup: When It’s Too Cold to Grill Outside
What do you do when it is too cold to grill outside? Well, you certainly don’t bring the grill inside-that would be dangerous. So, why not bring that hamburger flavor indoors with a delectable pot of hamburger soup.
Whether you choose to cook it in a slow cooker or on the stove top, hamburger soup will have your house smelling like an Italian piazza and have your family saying “Mamma Mia”. We like to season the ground beef with Jimmy’s General Seasoning Salt to give it a well-rounded, rich flavor.
Serve your hamburger soup with some fresh garlic bread with real butter, freshly grated parmesan cheese and minced and sautéed garlic. Hamburger soup is a hearty soup that will “stick to your ribs” and leave you feeling satisfied.
If you really want to go all out, serve an appetizer with pickled vegetables or a cutting board with an assortment of hard cheese, salami, and prosciutto. For dessert, pick up some homemade cannolis from your local bakery unless you desire to make them from scratch.
Hamburger Soup Ingredients
There are several different variations of hamburger soup but the most popular version is with ground beef, potatoes, green beans and other vegetables and seasoning. Here is an easy ingredients list that covers all of the bases for hamburger soup.
- 1 pound of ground chuck 80/20
- 5 cups of water or broth
- 2 large russet potatoes peeled and chopped
- 1 cup of carrots
- 1 cup of green beans fresh or froze but canned will do
- 1 can of diced tomatoes
- 1 medium onion diced
- 2 celery stalks diced
- 1 teaspoon of oregano
- 2 Tablespoons of seasoning salt, such as Jimmy’s General Seasoning Salt
Directions for Your Hamburger Soup
Making hamburger soup is fairly easy as long as you follow the recipe directions for your hamburger soup. We have some secret tips that will make your soup prep effortless and quick.
- Use a large soup pot. All of the ingredients can be cooked in one pot for easy clean up.
- Cook the ground beef first until it is no longer pink. No need to drain the juice. It will add to the flavor.
- Sauté vegetables in with the meat before adding the liquid and other ingredients.
- Season the meet and vegetables with a good seasoning salt like Jimmy’s General Seasoning Salt. This will allow the seasonings to infuse with the meat and veggies before they are brought to a boil.
Hamburger Soup Side Dishes
Looking for hamburger soup side dish ideas? Serve your soup with a fresh mixed green salad with a citrus vinaigrette.
Also, don’t forget the bread. Garlic bread, yeast rolls and corn bread are all wonderful additions to serve with your hamburger soup but we are partial to cornbread. It is so easy to make and tastes great dipped in the soup or with a little Jimmy’s Burger Dipping Sauce.
Occasions to Serve Your Hamburger Soup
There is always a good excuse to serve hamburger soup but it is a huge time savor when you have guests because it is something you can make ahead and leave to warm on a slow cooker or on low on the back burner of the stove.
Other occasions that are prime for serving hamburger soup are cold and rainy days, when you are feeling under the weather, or during the holidays when you have out of town guests.