Hearty Hamburger Soup

Hearty Hamburger Soup

153 Reviews 10 Pics
  • Prep

    30 m
  • Cook

    2 h
  • Ready In

    2 h 30 m
Recipe by  SHARILEE

“A stick to your ribs thick and hearty soup, filling and very good. Easy and quick to make. A family favorite in our house! Serve with fresh biscuits.”

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Original recipe yields 10 servings



  1. Heat a large soup pot over medium-high heat, and crumble in the ground beef. Cook and stir until the beef is evenly browned and no longer pink. Drain, and discard any excess grease.
  2. Stir in the onion, carrots, celery, and barley. Pour in diced tomatoes, water, broth, and tomato soup. Season with bay leaf, parsley, garlic, thyme, and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and cover; simmer for 2 hours, stirring frequently. Remove bay leaf before serving.

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We loved this soup! It's very easy to make, especially when you throw it all into the crockpot. I cooked it on high for 2 hours then turned it down to low for another 6...thanks for the great recipe!



My family really, really liked this soup. We prefer a heartier soup so I added more veggies, barley, and a couple potatoes. I was a little nervous when I first tasted the broth, about 30 min into the simmering. It was a tad bland. After reading a few reviews, I added a little garlic powder, onion powder and more salt (I used Low Sodium Beef Stock) and pepper and covered it back up and waited to taste it again after 1.5 hours. Perfect! All the flavors had had a chance to develop and it was delicious. This will be on the menu this fall and winter. Thanks for sharing!



This was excellent and I had to alter the recipe because I did not have any barley, always have barley in the cupboard so I did not check...anyways I used a cup of brown rice in the last hour of cooking...it was great and had just a bit of bite to it. Come to find out my husband added a small pinch of crushed red pepper before I added the rice.

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Amount Per Serving (10 total)

  • Calories
  • 223 cal
  • 11%
  • Fat
  • 8.9 g
  • 14%
  • Carbs
  • 20.2 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 14.7 g
  • 29%
  • Cholesterol
  • 41 mg
  • 14%
  • Sodium
  • 621 mg
  • 25%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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