Mmm Oh so Good Surprise Hamburger Soup

READY IN: 1hr 30mins
Recipe by Chef1MOM-Connie

This is not your average hamburger soup. I was planning to make chili (which I also did) and decided to make 4 lbs. of hamburger. I had a head of cabbage and some extra veggies left from last garden pick so here came the soup decision. I am tasting it now before I post because I wanted to make sure the flavors came together well. THEY DID! Dh loves these surprises.

Top Review by Krista Roes

This was a 5 star soup in our house tonight. I made it as stated and added a little thyme. Warm, delicious, filling, healthy... couldn't ask for more. Made this for Spring PAC 2009.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In soup pot brown ground beef til just done, breaking into pieces but leaving chunks.
  2. Add beef broth, cabbage, barley, potato quarters, seasonings.
  3. Boil for 10 minutes.
  4. Add canned veggies, quartered tomatoes,onions, and green beans.
  5. Simmer 1 hour.
  6. Salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Add crackers or crusty bread and serve.
  8. Note: I added Parmesan cheese to top, DH added cheddar.
  9. Note: estimates for spices as I used fresh and I also used more garlic but not everyone loves garlic, suit to taste. I also used homemade beef broth but measured for recipe.

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