Soups

Hamburger Soup

One big regret I have is not getting the recipe for my Grandma June’s Hamburger Soup. She passed away at the end of 2012. I miss her dearly. I was lucky enough to get some of her handwritten recipes. I’ve already shared her Hurry Chicken. I decided to take a crack at her Hamburger Soup and see if I could get it close. Grandma June always referred to it as “Hamburg soup”.

Hamburger Soup - My version of my grandma's favourite soup. It's hearty, filling and flavourful. Enjoy a piping hot bowl on a cold winter's day.

Beef was always plentiful around grandma’s house. Her life partner, Clarence, is a beef farmer and she always had a freezer full of his beef.

Hamburger Soup - My version of my grandma's favourite soup. It's hearty, filling and flavourful. Enjoy a piping hot bowl on a cold winter's day.

I hope my grandma approves of this version of her soup. I love it because it’s hearty, filling and flavourful. It’s pure comfort food that is perfect to enjoy on a cold winter’s day when you’re tucked inside the house.

Hamburger Soup - My version of my grandma's favourite soup. It's hearty, filling and flavourful. Enjoy a piping hot bowl on a cold winter's day.

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Hamburger Soup

My version of my grandma’s favourite soup. It’s hearty, filling and flavourful. Enjoy a piping hot bowl on a cold winter’s day.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 lbs lean ground beef
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 28 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 10 oz cans consomme
  • 10 oz can tomato soup
  • 3 celery stalks, diced
  • 4 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 2 cups small pasta shells, uncooked
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Directions:

  1. In a large pot, cook ground beef and onions on medium high heat.
  2. Once beef is browned, add in the rest of the ingredients and stir to combine.
  3. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium low. Simmer for 40 minutes. Serve hot.

Hamburger Soup - My version of my grandma's favourite soup. It's hearty, filling and flavourful. Enjoy a piping hot bowl on a cold winter's day.

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as my family has. Every time I make it, I think fondly of all the precious memories I have of my grandma.

Has your grandmother shared any of her recipes with you?

Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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