Easy Delicious Hamburger Orzo Soup

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 40 mins

This recipe came from my mom who got it out of an old (1970's)cookbook of hers. I made it one night and just love it. It's perfect on a fall or winter night served with some fresh bread. This recipe makes quite a lot, and we never seem to have much left over.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown ground beef with onion.
  2. Drain.
  3. In large pot place meat and onion, water, bouillon, and tomatoes.
  4. Bring to a boil; cover and turn heat down to low.
  5. Let simmer for 20 minutes.
  6. Stir in orzo and frozen veggies, and salt and pepper.
  7. Allow to simmer an additional 15-20 minutes or until orzo is done.
  8. Serve hot with warm, buttered bread.


Most Helpful

This is a keeper for us. It will be a great meal to prepare on a weekday when time and energy are short. I used diced tomatoes with garlic and olive oil which did make it a bit oily but gave it a great flavour. Thanks for sharing this great soup recipe.

GaylaV September 01, 2008

This was good and easy to make. I followed the recipe as written other then I used 6 cups of beef broth instead of the water and bouillon. I also use about a cup of orzo and 2 cups of mixed veggies. I think it could have used a lot more spices. The longer it sat, the better I think it tasted.

bmcnichol August 24, 2008

This was a very easy to prepare recipe. I served this to a group from work and it was very tasty. I did take the liberty of adding 1/4 tsp of basil, 1/4 tsp of oregano and 1/2 tsp of seasoning salt. I think I also added more orzo then the recipe called for (I just eye balled it). Instead of the vegetable mix, I just added all frozen corn. Thank you for sharing your recipe, I will use it again in the future.

Doing it Right March 20, 2008

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