Hamburger Corn Soup


This is my grandmother's recipe by way of my mother. It's easy and tastes great. Origins of this recipe come from the Pennsylvania Dutch of Central PA.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
6 hrs 5 mins
Total Time:
6 hrs 15 mins
6 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef

  • 1 large onion

  • 2 (15.25 ounce) cans sweet corn, undrained

  • 2 (15 ounce) cans sweet cream-style corn

  • 3 potatoes, peeled and cubed

  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley

  • water, as needed

  • 2 teaspoons salt, or to taste

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat; cook and stir beef and onion until beef is browned, about 5 minutes. Transfer beef and onion to a slow cooker. Add sweet corn, cream-style corn, potatoes, and parsley. Pour enough water into the slow cooker to fill completely.

  2. Cover and cook corn mixture in slow cook on Low until potatoes are very tender, about 6 hours. Season with salt and pepper.

Cook's Note:

If you like stiffer potatoes, add them 2 hours prior to serving.

Depending on the size of your slow cooker, you may not wish to fill the crock completely with water. If your slow cooker holds more than 4 quarts, reduce amount of water added to make a total of about 1 gallon or to your personal tastes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

458 Calories
11g Fat
77g Carbs
22g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 458
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 46mg 15%
Sodium 1711mg 74%
Total Carbohydrate 77g 28%
Dietary Fiber 8g 27%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 22g
Vitamin C 32mg 158%
Calcium 43mg 3%
Iron 4mg 22%
Potassium 1059mg 23%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.