Healthy Hamburger and Green Bean Soup

Healthy Hamburger and Green Bean Soup created by pookiexcore

I make this thick comforting soup often for my family during the cold winter months. It is so fast and easy to fix and it is rather low in fat and calories. This makes 4 very large servings. To reduce sodium, you may use low sodium green beans if you prefer. I adapted this recipe from "Fast, Cheap and Easy," by JoAnna Lund. Condensed cream of tomato soup and condensed regular tomato soup are interchangeable in this recipe; no alterations necessary.The important part is that it is indeed a condensed version of tomato soup, as opposed to ready to serve.

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ingredients

  • butter-flavored cooking spray
  • 12 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 (10 3/4 ounce) can condensed cream of tomato soup (original version called for low fat or low sodium, I use regular)
  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1 12 cups water
  • 23 cup instant rice, uncooked
  • 1 (15 ounce) can cut green beans, rinsed & drained
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
  • 18 teaspoon ground black pepper

directions

  • Spray a large saucepan with cooking spray.
  • Brown beef and chopped onions over medium heat until cooked though; drain any fat.
  • To the browned meat and onions, add the cream of tomato soup, tomato sauce, and water.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Add uncooked instant rice, green beans, parsley, and black pepper; stir well.
  • Cover and reduce heat to low.
  • Simmer for 15 minutes or until rice is tender, stirring once or twice.
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"I make this thick comforting soup often for my family during the cold winter months. It is so fast and easy to fix and it is rather low in fat and calories. This makes 4 very large servings. To reduce sodium, you may use low sodium green beans if you prefer. I adapted this recipe from "Fast, Cheap and Easy," by JoAnna Lund. Condensed cream of tomato soup and condensed regular tomato soup are interchangeable in this recipe; no alterations necessary.The important part is that it is indeed a condensed version of tomato soup, as opposed to ready to serve."

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  1. Ima Cookin
    I use 93/7% ground beef and 15oz of no salt tomato sauce and about 1/3-1/2 cup whipping cream instead of the cream of tomato soup, because we don't want all the salt and typically can't find the low salt soup. Instead of water, I use low salt and no fat chicken or beef broth, depending on what's on hand. We use instant brown rice, and frozen green beans that I add about halfway of cooking time, so they don't become mushy. I also add some minced garlic and onion powder and about 4-5 splashes of Worcestershire sauce, just for a bit of savory flavor.
  2. Ima Cookin
    I’ve made this soup at least a half a dozen times since I found this recipe and we absolutely love it! I've made quite a few tweaks due to preference and availability during this clown world we're living in now. I use 93/7% ground beef and 15oz of no salt tomato sauce and about 1/3-1/2 cup whipping cream instead of the cream of tomato soup, because we don't want all the salt and typically can't find the low salt soup. Instead of water, I use low salt and no fat chicken or beef broth, depending on what's on hand. We use instant brown rice, and frozen green beans that I add about halfway of cooking time, so they don't become mushy. I also add some minced garlic and onion powder and about 4-5 splashes of Worcestershire sauce, just for a bit of savory flavor. We really love this soup. I’ve even quadrupled the recipe and frozen most of it, to have it on hand, when I don’t feel like cooking. Thank you so much for posting the recipe!
  3. Cenexgirl
    Very good, my family liked it. I added an evenlope of onion soup mix and a lot of salt and pepper. Hearty soup, great meal, comfort food!
  4. pookiexcore
    Healthy Hamburger and Green Bean Soup Created by pookiexcore
  5. pookiexcore
    We really enjoyed this. I doubled the recipe, used 1/2 ground beef and 1/2 spicy Italian sausage and frozen green beans. My rice got thirsty and I needed to add some more water. It was good! Definitely filling, I will probably make it again.
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