Easy Hamburger Soup

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Total Time
10 mins
15 mins

This is a very easy recipe that my mother used to make. I don't know where she got it, but it's very good! This recipe is easily doubled. I usually serve it with warm bread or rolls.

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  • 1 lb ground beef (hamburger)
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup grated carrot
  • 1 (10 3/4 ounce) can cream of celery soup
  • 1 (46 ounce) can tomato juice (I prefer V-8 juice to give it more kick)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • salt, to taste (I usually don't add the salt--the juice and soup have enough)
  • pepper, to taste


  1. Brown the hamburger and onion together in a dutch oven or large pot, until the onion is clear.
  2. Drain the fat.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients, while stirring occasionally, bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally or until carrot is cooked.
  5. Serve and Savor!