Hearty Hamburger Soup


This hamburger soup recipe is a stick-to-your-ribs thick and hearty dish, both filling and very good. Easy and quick to make as well. A family favorite in our house! Serve with fresh biscuits.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
2 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 45 mins


  • 1 ½ pounds ground beef

  • 1 onion, minced

  • 4 carrots, minced

  • 3 celery ribs, thinly sliced

  • ½ cup barley

  • 3 (10 ounce) cans beef broth

  • 1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes

  • 2 cups water

  • 1 (10.5 ounce) can condensed tomato soup

  • 1 bay leaf

  • 1 tablespoon parsley

  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic

  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme

  • ground black pepper, to taste


  1. Heat a large soup pot over medium-high heat, and crumble in ground beef. Cook and stir until beef is evenly browned and no longer pink. Drain and discard any excess grease.

  2. Stir in onion, carrots, celery, and barley. Pour in beef broth, diced tomatoes, water, and condensed soup. Season with bay leaf, parsley, garlic, thyme, and pepper. Bring to a boil then reduce the heat and cover.

  3. Simmer for 2 hours, stirring frequently. Remove bay leaf before serving.

    looking down at a large bowl of hamburger soup
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Nutrition Facts (per serving)

223 Calories
9g Fat
20g Carbs
15g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 223
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 11%
Saturated Fat 3g 17%
Cholesterol 41mg 14%
Sodium 622mg 27%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 15g
Vitamin C 24mg 120%
Calcium 56mg 4%
Iron 4mg 23%
Potassium 442mg 9%

* 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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