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Hamburger Soup

Don’t be deceived by the name – this is a family favourite and a breeze for entertaining. This recipe makes 18 soup ladles and freezes very well. There’s also a slow cooker version of the recipe you can find here: Slow Cooker Hamburger Soup and an Instant Pot version you can find here: Instant Pot Hamburger Soup

Serves 10
  1. 1 ½ lbs. lean 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. cans consommé 284 mL
  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. ½ TSP thyme 2mL
  12. pepper to taste
  13. ½ cup pot barley 125 mL
  1. Brown meat and onions. Drain well. Combine all ingredients in large pot. Simmer covered, at least 2 hours.
The Best of Bridge

This recipe is available in the book Best of Bridge Holiday Classics.

This recipe is available in the book The Complete Best of Bridge Cookbooks Volume One.

This recipe is available in the book The Best of the Best and More.