Quick Hamburger Stew/Soup

Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 45 mins

Fast and delicious, this inexpensive and easy soup will warm anyone on a cold winter's day or anytime you need a fast and nutritious meal. Also very versatile as you can add the veggies your family enjoys.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook the ground beef, onion, garlic.
  2. Puree tomatoes in blender, or puree half and leave some in pieces.
  3. Put cooked beef, tomatoes, water, bouillon, and pepper in large pot.
  4. Bring to a boil and reduce to low; simmer uncovered 20 minutes.
  5. Add orzo and vegetables, simmer 15 more minutes.
  6. Adjust seasoning to taste.
  7. Serve with French bread or crusty rolls!
Most Helpful

This turned out wonderfully. After reading the comments I just added a teaspoon or so of italian seasoning.

vigilant20 July 20, 2014

A really easy, versatile, and tasty soup. I used ground chuck, doubled the garlic...love it, added beef broth instead of the bouillon cubes and water, Italian blend frozen vegetables, and small shell pasta because I couldnt find orzo. Since I bought the Italian vegetables I added a small can of tomato sauce and some italian seasoning. Needed just a little something so I added salt, celery seeds, and some lemon pepper. Served with sliced sourdough bread and enjoyed supper a lot tonight! Made and reveiwed for PAC Fall 2008.

lauralie41 September 26, 2008

Very good and easy to make. I followed the recipe except I used crushed tomatoes and beef broth instead of the bouillon and water. I also used a can of mixed veggies instead of frozen as I am not a big fan of frozen veggies. I did have to add a bit of salt but we thought the seasoning was just right. Everyone enjoyed it. I even have some to heat up for lunch tomorrow! Made for Fall PAC 2008.

bmcnichol September 18, 2008