Easy Hamburger Soup

Hamburger Soup is a quick and easy meal loaded with vegetables, lean beef, diced tomatoes and potatoes.  It’s great made ahead of time, reheats well and freezes perfectly.

Hamburger Soup is a quick and easy meal loaded with vegetables, lean beef, diced tomatoes and potatoes. It's great made ahead of time, reheats well and freezes perfectly.

How to Make Easy Hamburger Soup

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I love a good soup as a weeknight meal. I find them satisfying, simple and they are loaded with vegetables and healthy ingredients!  You can make them totally low cal like a Weight Loss Vegetable Soup, nice and hearty like a Chicken Wild Rice Soup or rich and creamy like a Slow Cooker Corn Chowder!

This Hamburger Soup is simple classic comfort food, hearty, healthy and satisfying. A rich tomato broth filled with ground beef, tender potatoes and vegetables.  Sometimes the most simple ingredients make the best ever meals.  This hamburger soup is not only delicious, it’s easy to make with ingredients you likely have on hand.

I start with a mixture of lean beef, onion and garlic browned and drained.  You can use any kind of ground meat in this recipe including ground turkey. Beef broth is the best broth option to add lots of great flavor; I personally prefer the low sodium variety.

Hamburger Soup is a quick and easy meal loaded with vegetables, lean beef, diced tomatoes and potatoes. It's great made ahead of time, reheats well and freezes perfectly.

I use a mixture of frozen vegetables to make this super easy (no chopping, no prepping) but it’s also a great way to use up any veggies in your fridge.  Carrots, celery, peas, beans, zucchini… pretty much anything goes, sometimes we make this even with cabbage!

This version of Hamburger Soup uses potatoes since that’s how we always had it growing up.  If you don’t have potatoes on hand (or just prefer pasta) you can add any type of pasta into this recipe!  I add an extra 1 cup of broth (or water) and let the pasta simmer until tender.  Macaroni, shells and rotini are favorites!

While the soup is simmering, I prepare a quick chopped salad and slice up a loaf of french bread (almost always served with Homemade Garlic Butter) for a complete meal.

Hamburger Soup is a quick and easy meal loaded with vegetables, lean beef, diced tomatoes and potatoes. It's great made ahead of time, reheats well and freezes perfectly.

If you’re lucky enough to have leftovers, this soup is great reheated for lunches all week but even better, it freezes perfectly!  I prop up a freezer bag in my little baggie holder and fill each baggie with one serving.  When I need a quick lunch, I take it out of the freezer the night before or in the morning and microwave for a perfect meal.

Hamburger Soup

Hamburger Soup is a quick and easy meal loaded with vegetables, lean beef, diced tomatoes and potatoes.  It’s great made ahead of time, reheats well and freezes perfectly.

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  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 onion , diced
  • 2 cloves garlic , minced
  • 2 medium potatoes , peeled and diced
  • 3 1/2 cups beef broth
  • 1 can (28 oz) diced tomatoes with juice
  • 1 can condensed tomato soup
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon italian seasoning
  • 1 bay leaf
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 cups mixed vegetables , fresh or frozen


  1. Brown onion, ground beef and garlic until no pink remains. Drain any fat.
  2. Add potatoes, broth, tomatoes, tomato soup, Worcestershire sauce, seasoning and bay leaves. Simmer covered 10 minutes.
  3. Stir in vegetables. Simmer 15-20 minutes or until potatoes are tender.

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Hamburger Soup is a quick and easy meal loaded with vegetables, lean beef, diced tomatoes and potatoes.  It's great made ahead of time, reheats well and freezes perfectly
Hamburger Soup is a quick and easy meal loaded with vegetables, lean beef, diced tomatoes and potatoes.  It's great made ahead of time, reheats well and freezes perfectly

Holly Nilsson

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80 comments on “Easy Hamburger Soup”

  1. Nutritional information would be helpful as we have some special dietary needs in our house and don’t want to leave them out of our meal

  2. Made it and it’s super delicious!

  3. Love your recipes

  4. Sounds easy enough to make

  5. I made this tonight. Made it with ground turkey and followed recipe for the remainder. Super easy and not time consuming at all. Family loved it … even my pickiest eater. Will definitely go in our rotation to make again. THANKS!

    • I think turkey sounds like a delicious substitution! I am so glad your family enjoyed the recipe Tonya!

  6. Looks delicious and easy. Thanks!

  7. Please send me more recipes

  8. Do you have directions to cook this in the crock pot / slow cooker? Thanks!

    • I would suggest browning the beef and adding it to the slow cooker along with the remaining ingredients. Cook on low 6-8 hours or until the potatoes are tender.

  9. Hello! These recipes look so Yummy! Do you have a website I could join? Have a good day!

  10. I made this for dinner last night and it was SO good! Such a simple and delicious recipe. I just warmed some up for lunch today and it’s even better today! :)

  11. Looks wonderful, can’t wait to try it.

  12. I make a hamburger soup exactly like this. My potatoes after being frozen taste bad and the beans get mushy but everything else is ok

  13. This soup is wonderful! Everybody loved it and my dad ate three bowls of it (which I’m taking as a compliment!) Next time, though, I’m going to do it with fresh veggies. The frozen were good, but it would have been so much more delicious with fresh! Thanks for posting this!

  14. It turned out AMAZING!! I used ground turkey and chicken broth instead. But it was still really good.

  15. My son’s family had a flu bug this week. I made a double batch of this soup to take to them and everyone loved it! I saved a couple bowls for us and we liked it as well.
    Thank you for sharing the recipe!
    I’m going to try it using chicken or ground turkey next time!

    • I am so glad your family enjoyed this Becky! I think ground turkey would be a great substitution!

  16. Yummy!!! The only difference was I used tomatoes with green chilies and added some red pepper flakes. I like things a little spicy. Thank you for a great recipe. Will definitely make often.

  17. You should include what size can when giving ingredients

  18. What size can of tomatoes do you use?

  19. How much is one serving?

  20. I made the Hamburger soup tonight but like others, I tried it with ground turkey. I didn’t know if I was supposed to use a small can of diced tomatoes or the larger (28oz?) size. I guess it doesn’t make too much difference except that it gives you more liquid and obviously more tomatoes. It seemed to make a huge pot, though, and you said it’d serve 8. If I figured it out right, it looks like one serving is about 3 cups. Is that about right, do you think? I just started weight watchers and I’m trying to portion it out and add up my points. I put in all the ingredients and came up with a point value based on this recipe serving 8. But I think a 3 cup serving is quite a bit. I can make it smaller and it’ll be even less points, but I was just curious if that is about the serving size you came up with. Thank you for sharing the recipes. I can’t wait to try some of the others.

    • Hi Jennifer,
      I used a 28 oz can in this recipe (sorry about that, I’ve updated the post). It does make a large batch (approx 10-12 cups) which would make each serving about 1 1/2 cups.

  21. Love these recipes! Most all of hem freeze fantastically!

  22. Making hamburger soup right now. I’ve always loved this soup.

  23. I love this soup ! My dad would make it all the time for us when we were growing up. The only difference is he added a little barley…… which is very delicious. He also used just Oregano instead of Italian seasoning.

  24. In the hamburger soup you can also add a little Texas Pete hot sauce. I also use Vegall for the mixed vegetables.

  25. I would love more simple recipe. Such as the hamburger soup.

  26. Can i use bone broth in this recipe?

  27. My recipe is much like this but you gotta have onion. Just gotta.

  28. It is exactly correct that this is a quick and easy meal. Other than that, there is nothing wowser dowser about it. The flavor is okay–I think kids would like it best because it is pretty bland. But it did go together quickly, and it was satisfying, which was nice after an afternoon of shopping! I did add shaved parmesan to the top which helped, and served it with garlic toast which went well.

    • A little bit of shaved parmesan or cheese would be great in this, thank you for sharing! You can certainly adjust the seasonings to your liking. :)

    • I add a small can of tomato paste instead of tomato soup. Makes it seem richer. I also add one large onion and half a bulb of garlic. Also, I put a few different spices, as well as a little bit of Cayenne Pepper to it to give it a little heat.

  29. Looks easy to make. Will try it tonight. Please send more recipes for slow cooker.

  30. This is soup quick and easy to make and absolutely delicious! Everyone in my family had two bowls and went to bed completely full and satisfied (We added Mexican cheese on top) Thank you so much for sharing!

  31. I accidentally got crushed tomatoes instead of diced tomatoes My baby is asleep and would rather not go back to the store if I can help it. Any thoughts on substituting the crushed for the diced??

  32. Oh my can’t wait to try your Ham and Bean soup in crock pot and your Hamburger soup, they both look so good it was like I could smell them cooking.

  33. My family loved it. I didn’t have time to cut up potatoes so I used frozen hashbowns. Super good!

  34. I have tried several of uou recipes they are wonderful, thanks so much keep providing us with great meal options.

  35. My family is gluten free…so I had to make a few switches…condensed tomato soup has gluten in it, so instead, I used some tomato juice and tomato paste and I used gluten free Worcestershire sauce…OMGoodness…this is so good!! I also used ground turkey I had in the fridge…everyone loved it! As with any recipe, I have to pay special attention to the ingredients of any canned or procesessed foods. This soup is great because it took very little to adjust to our dietary needs. Thanks!!

  36. I cooked this yesterday for my family its a soup my mom use to make when I was growing up so it brought back a lot of memories. I used 28 ounces of cubed tomatoes with bell peppers in a can with the juices. I had no beef broth on hand but lipton beef onion soup mix was a great alternative in a pinch. 1 pouch with 4 cups of water. did not add any extra salt there is enough in the lipton mix. the veggies I used was a frozen blend of peas green beans lima beans carrots. bascilly I used what I had in the house and it turned out really good. in a day in a half the whole pot was eaten. this recipe will be a keeper thank you.

  37. Hello, Making the Hamburger Soup today…looks really good.

  38. When I make hamburg soup, I use diced tomatoes and V8 juice for the liquid. Delicious!

  39. I made the Hamburger Soup and it is addictive!!!! I make it once a week because I crave it so. I did not change the recipe. I just love this and I’ve never been one for veggie soup.

  40. My printer isn’t working, so I can’t get the recipes damn I sure want it

  41. I made the hamburger soup with ground turkey , no stewed tomatoes
    Added chicken broth , tomatoe soup and bouillon so we will see

  42. I make this with canned potatoes

  43. I made it last night it was so good .

    Rating: 5
  44. I can never find your recipe for this soup on Pinterest to pin it. :( 
    It is great, but I wish I could pin it to my Pinterest group for “Soup”

    Rating: 4
  45. My husband is allergic to tomatoes. What else can I use besides beef consomme to get a rich broth

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