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.

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.

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.

You might also like this Cream of Celery Soup.

Has your grandmother shared any of her recipes with you?

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.

Yield: 10

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.

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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