Mmm Oh so Good Surprise Hamburger Soup

Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr 10 mins

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.

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.


Most Helpful

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.

Krista Roes April 01, 2009

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