Slow Cooker Hamburger Soup with Macaroni


A fairly quick and easy hamburger soup with macaroni that I just threw together. This recipe freezes well. The soup will thicken upon standing.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
6 hrs 10 mins
Total Time:
6 hrs 25 mins
8 servings


  • 1 pound lean ground beef

  • 4 ½ cups water

  • ½ (32 fluid ounce) container beef broth

  • 1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes

  • 1 (15.25 ounce) can whole kernel sweet corn (such as Green Giant® Niblets®), undrained

  • 1 cup frozen lima beans

  • ¾ cup barley

  • 2 stalks celery, thinly sliced

  • 1 medium onion, chopped

  • 1 cube beef bouillon

  • 1 teaspoon ground paprika

  • ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning

  • 1 bay leaf

  • 2 cups elbow macaroni

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley, or to taste


  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir ground beef in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes. Drain off any excess grease. Transfer beef to a slow cooker.

  2. Add water, broth, tomatoes, corn, lima beans, barley, celery, onion, bouillon, paprika, Italian seasoning, and bay leaf to the slow cooker.

  3. Cook on Low for 6 hours.

  4. Just before serving, bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook elbow macaroni in the boiling water, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, about 8 minutes. Drain.

  5. Add cooked macaroni to the soup. Stir until combined and heated through. Serve immediately garnished with parsley.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

380 Calories
10g Fat
55g Carbs
21g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 380
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 12%
Saturated Fat 3g 17%
Cholesterol 33mg 11%
Sodium 654mg 28%
Total Carbohydrate 55g 20%
Dietary Fiber 8g 29%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 21g
Vitamin C 13mg 64%
Calcium 74mg 6%
Iron 5mg 26%
Potassium 682mg 15%

* 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.

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