Here's an old-time hamburger and mixed vegetable soup, made the way Grandma made it...if Grandma had a slow cooker. If you can't go home and check on it on a week day be sure to added extra broth at the beginning. A large bag of frozen mixed vegetables can be used in place of the canned vegetables.

Cindy

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
8 hrs
total:
8 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Stir beef broth, ground sirloin, corn, green beans, peas, tomato sauce, carrots, potatoes, onion, celery, garlic, parsley, celery seed, and bay leaves together in a slow cooker.

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  • Cook on Low for 4 hours. Check for moisture and add broth as needed. Continue cooking another 4 hours. Season with salt and black pepper.

Nutrition Facts

354 calories; protein 22.4g; carbohydrates 45.9g; fat 10.4g; cholesterol 45.9mg; sodium 1465mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
01/17/2014
My mom would always makes something called Campers Stew when we camped. It was much like this but a can of alphabet soup instead of the tomato sauce!! YUM. Making this for my little campers tonight. Read More
(5)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/30/2014
I cooked this after work one night and did not use the slow-cooker. I browned 90% lean burger with onion and garlic then drained well. I used frozen vegetables instead of canned - I always use fresh or frozen never canned - and made my own beef broth from a powdered broth base/seasoning instead of already-made. Instead of tomato sauce I used fresh diced tomatoes. This recipe needs a lot of seasoning because it is very bland as written. I was very generous with garlic salt pepper and dried parsley. I also added a tsp of Penzey's Beef Roast seasoning and used 1 tbsp of Melissa's fresh parsley paste. Season your heart out!! Next time I'll be using two cans of diced tomatoes and adding half a bag of pearl onions. Read More
(10)
34 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 23
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 3 stars
12/30/2014
I cooked this after work one night and did not use the slow-cooker. I browned 90% lean burger with onion and garlic then drained well. I used frozen vegetables instead of canned - I always use fresh or frozen never canned - and made my own beef broth from a powdered broth base/seasoning instead of already-made. Instead of tomato sauce I used fresh diced tomatoes. This recipe needs a lot of seasoning because it is very bland as written. I was very generous with garlic salt pepper and dried parsley. I also added a tsp of Penzey's Beef Roast seasoning and used 1 tbsp of Melissa's fresh parsley paste. Season your heart out!! Next time I'll be using two cans of diced tomatoes and adding half a bag of pearl onions. Read More
(10)
Rating: 4 stars
01/17/2014
My mom would always makes something called Campers Stew when we camped. It was much like this but a can of alphabet soup instead of the tomato sauce!! YUM. Making this for my little campers tonight. Read More
(5)
Rating: 2 stars
07/17/2014
Kind of tasteless and it was too fatty. Might want to brown the ground beef first: it was completely inedible because of all the fat when we tried it fresh had to keep it in the fridge to skim the fat off the next day. Followed this exactly except for the can of green beans (doubt that would have made a difference). Read More
(5)
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Rating: 5 stars
01/12/2014
The only thing I did different was that I cooked the hamburger first before putting it in. Other than that, I followed the recipe to a T and it came out great! Thanks so much for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/09/2016
Easy and flavorful recipe. And the great thing about Hobo or Camper stew is it's great for substitutions... whatever you have on hand. Did it exactly by the recipe but it'd work with any meat and can change out vegetables and type of onion. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/30/2019
No changes except my hubby put jalapenos in his. It was great! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2018
Love this easy recipe. Makes any cold rainy day feel warm and fuzzy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/26/2013
Made this for my hunters. They loved it. Made no changes. They even begged for more!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/20/2018
Very easy to make and turned out delicious!! Read More
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