Hamburger Soup

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Hamburger soup is one of those things that I had heard of for a long time, but had never tried and wasn’t sure if I would like it. I thought it was a soup that tastes like a hamburger. When in all actuality, it is a soup with hamburger (ground beef) in it. Once I figured that out (duh!), I was much more interested in experimenting with hamburger soup.

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Since it’s Soup Week here at Aileen Cooks, I thought it was the perfect time to share my hamburger soup recipe. This recipe feeds my family of 4 (2 adults and 2 very small children) dinner without leftovers. If your family is bigger or you want leftovers, then I recommend you double the recipe. If you do freeze it, this soup make wonderful leftovers and freezes well.

You may also like our recipe for Instant Pot Cheeseburger Tortellini Soup.

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Hamburger Soup

Aileen Clark
This hamburger soup recipe serves 2-3 adults or 2 adults and 2 small children. If your family is larger (or has bigger appetites), then you should double the recipe.
4.50 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 385 kcal


  • 1 medium russet potato
  • 2 TBSP Milk
  • 1 TSP Butter
  • 2 TBSP Olive Oil
  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 2 carrots diced
  • 1 green bell pepper diced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 2 ounces 1/2 small can tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  • Wash the potato and poke it all over with a fork. Place on a plate and cook in the microwave on high for 10 minutes, or until tender. Let cool slightly.
  • Once the potato is cool enough to touch, slice in half and scoop out the potato from the skin and place in a bowl with the milk and butter. Using a potato masher or fork, mash the potato until no longer clumpy and the milk and butter are distributed. Set aside.
  • In a large soup pot or dutch oven, heat olive oil over medium-high heat.
  • Add the beef, onion, carrots, and bell pepper. Stir and cook until the meat is almost browned.
  • Add the minced garlic and continue to cook until the meat is completely browned.
  • Pour in the beef broth, oregano, salt, and black pepper. Whisk in the tomato paste and mashed potato.
  • Bring to a boil and then cover and lower the heat to a simmer. Let simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Serve hot.


Calories: 385kcal
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