Hamburger Soup

Don’t be deceived by the name – this is a family favorite and a breeze for entertaining. This recipe makes 18 soup ladles and freezes very well.

Hamburger Soup
Serves 10
  1. 1 1/2 lbs. ground beef 750 G
  2. 1 medium onion,finely chopped
  3. 1 – 28 oz. can tomatoes 796 mL
  4. 2 cups water 500 mL
  5. 3 – 10 oz.9284 mL) cans consomme
  6. 1 – 10 oz. can tomato soup 284 mL
  7. 4 carrots, finely chopped
  8. 1 bay leaf
  9. 3 sticks celery, finely chopped
  10. parsley
  11. 1/2 TSP thyme 2ML
  12. pepper to taste
  13. 1/2 cup pot barley 125 mL
  1. Brown meat and onions. Drain well. Combine all ingredients in large pot. Simmer covered, at least 2 hours, or all day.
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  1. You missed the 1/2 tsp of thyme from the original recipe in the red Best Of Bridge cookbook.

  2. Hi Kate, You bet we have…it’s in our new book, Best of Bridge The Family Slow Cooker. Keep checking back with us because we plan to post the recipe very soon or just pick up a copy of our book.

  3. I have loved this soup since I was a child when the First Edition of Best of Bridge was published, perhaps 40 – 45 years ago. I am so lucky to have found this recipe online as I never owned a copy of the Red B of B. When my father passed a couple of years ago, this was a favorite for friends and family to bring to my Mom’s for my family to enjoy during our grieving. What a GREAT comfort food.

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  5. I also add either fresh cut mushrooms I have fried with the onions or a can of sliced mushrooms. Beef and mushrooms go so well together!

  6. My mom always grated the carrots instead of chopping. I do it the same way. Taste of my childhood 🙂

  7. Thanks for saving me tonight. I learned that a friend had just had an operation and wanted to make this soup for them but didn’t want to go home after work for the recipe then back to the grocery store for the ingredients and then prep and cook to take over tomorrow. Was hoping someone had it online so I could do my grocery shop and found this. I really appreciate the convenience and I’m sure she will like the soup better than the meat pies I was going to pickup as my quick and easy go to second choice.

  8. love this soup. its always a hit innour house. i do add about 2 med potatoes shredded and shred the carrots it makes the soup a little thicker and fills up faster. 🙂

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  10. My mum used to make this and now I make it for my family. One of my favourites (even pleases my picky eater).

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