Hamburger Soup Recipe

Hamburger Soup is loaded with tender ground beef, diced tomatoes, and an assortment of veggies. It’s so hearty and satisfying,

What is Hamburger Soup?

Hamburger soup is a classic, all-American staple made with lean ground beef, tangy tomato broth, and plenty of veggies. It has all the satisfaction of biting into a juicy hamburger, paired with the comfort of a Tomato Soup.

It’s also quick and simple to make and takes about 45 minutes from start to finish.


  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onionfinely diced
  • 1 large carrotpeeled and thinly sliced
  • 4 sticks celerythinly sliced
  • 1 1/2 lb lean ground beef85% or leaner
  • 2 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 3 cloves garlicminced
  • 28 oz canned diced tomatoes
  • 8 cups beef broth
  • 2 large yukon gold potatoespeeled and chopped
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 1/2 tsp saltor to taste
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepperor to taste
  • 3 Tbsp fresh parsleychopped for garnish




  1. Preheat a 5 1/2 qt dutch oven or soup pot with olive oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onion, carrots, and celery into the pot. Sauté the veggies until softened.

  2. Add the ground beef, breaking it apart as you go. Cook it until it turns golden brown.

  3. Stir in the diced tomatoes, minced garlic, tomato paste, potatoes, and beef broth. Season with Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper.

  4. Bring the soup to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 30 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Season to taste and serve garnished with chopped parsley.

    Common Questions

    Can you make hamburger soup in a Crock-Pot? 

    Using a slow cooker is a great option. Simply sauté the veggies, brown the ground beef, and throw all the ingredients in for 2-4 hours on high.

    Can I make hamburger soup with macaroni?

    Adding macaroni to this soup is definitely a welcome addition. Add the pasta in during the last 12-15 minutes of cooking time or boil them in a separate pot and then add them in. P.S. If you love pasta in soup, make sure to try our Tortellini Soup.

    What other spices can you add to hamburger soup?

    To add a bit of smokiness, add a teaspoon of smoked paprika or Worcestershire sauce to the soup. For spicy soup, add some cayenne pepper.

    How can you thicken hamburger soup?

    You can thicken up the soup with more tomato paste or Alternatively, create a slurry of 3 water and 1 Tbsp cornstarch and stir it into the pot, making sure to return to a boil.

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