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Hamburger Soup Recipe + VIDEO

Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 6 servings

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This Hamburger Soup recipe is hearty and comforting for chilly days! It’s loaded with vegetables, ground beef, potatoes and can be cooked on the stove top or the crock pot! Includes how to recipe video

hamburger soup in pot

I know we took a little break here on TRR over the crazy Christmas holidays, but soup season is back in full swing!

First up is this easy Hamburger Soup recipe — it’s super (souper!) hearty and chunky, but still has enough juices to justify slicing up that crusty bread. I promise you won’t regret it!

It’s old school comfort food at its finest.

This Hamburger Soup is naturally gluten and dairy free, but be sure to wash your vegetables and check all of your labels before serving someone with food allergies.

If you’re not concerned about allergies or food sensitivities, feel free to stir in a little cream at the end or add a sprinkling of cheese. I know that’s the way we like it here!

What do you put in Hamburger Soup?

Aside from the obvious — the hamburger or ground beef — basically, anything you want 😉

hamburger soup in white bowl

In my Hamburger Soup recipe, I start with the basics: onion, celery and carrots.

Then I add in some diced tomatoes, potatoes, and seasonings and finish with some frozen veggies for good measure, because I much prefer frozen peas over canned and you don’t really get them fresh these days.

How do you make Hamburger Soup in the crock pot?

This soup, like most soups, are easily made in the crock pot as well.

Unfortunately, you will need an extra pan to brown the ground beef with the onion, but after that you can dump the beef, onion, and all the other vegetables and seasonings right into the slow cooker to cook.

Let it cook on low for 8 hours or on high for 4 hours to ensure all the vegetables are tender.

hamburger soup in bowls

Can you freeze Hamburger Soup?

You can absolutely freeze this soup recipe!

Simply cool to room temperature and then pour into a freezer safe container (be sure to leave room for expansion).

Or, you can pour into a large freezer bag (or do smaller bags for individual servings), seal, then freeze flat. I prefer to do it this way as it freezes and thaws more quickly and is easily stacked in the freezer.

Looking for more easy soup recipes? Try these:

And I’m going to stop there, because I’m embarrassed about exactly how many soup recipes I’ve added to The Recipe Rebel this year — it’s been a bit of an obsession!

Hamburger Soup

5 from 2 votes
This Hamburger Soup recipe is hearty and comforting for chilly days! It's loaded with vegetables, ground beef, potatoes and can be cooked on the stove top or the crock pot! 
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Cuisine American
Course Soup
Servings 6 servings
Calories 224kcal


  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 medium onion finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 pinch red chili flakes
  • 1 lb red potatoes finely chopped (about 3 medium)
  • 3 large carrots peeled and finely chopped
  • 2 ribs celery finely sliced
  • 540 ml diced tomatoes with Italian seasonings about 2 cups
  • 4 cups low sodium chicken or vegetable broth


  • In a large soup pot, saute ground beef and onion until beef is cooked through. Drain any resulting fat.
  • Add tomato paste, Italian seasoning, garlic, salt, pepper and chili flakes and cook and stir 1-2 minutes.
  • Add potatoes, carrots, celery, tomatoes with juice, and broth. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat, then reduce to medium and cover.
  • Simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until potatoes and carrots are tender. Adjust salt and pepper to taste and serve.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 224kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 561mg | Potassium: 1104mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 5315IU | Vitamin C: 19.3mg | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 4mg
Keywords crockpot, ground beef, pork loin in slow cooker

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My name is Ashley Fehr and I love creating easy meals my family loves. I also like to do things my way, which means improvising and breaking the rules when necessary. Here you will find creative twists on old favorites and some of my favorite family recipes, passed down from generations!

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  1. Karen Miller says

    Have made this recipe 3x this year. Always a hit. I make mine in the crockpot on high for about 5 hours and it is perfect. Leftovers taste just as good the next day.

  2. Mandy says

    I’ve never had much luck freezing anything with potatoes as an ingredient. They take on a grainy texture we find unappetizing. If I plan to freeze a recipe, I either omit potatoes entirely or cook them separately and add them to tbe recipe after thawing. Try it both ways and see what you prefer.

    • Ashley Fehr says

      Uncooked potatoes definitely don’t do well when frozen, but I’ve found when they are cooked and surrounded in liquid like soup then they are fine! It will definitely depend on your preferences 🙂

  3. Lynnie Lutz says

    This looks delicious Ashley! Going to make it this week. Happy New Year and Cheers to you and your family!
    Love from Kansas City!


    I so want to try this out! Can it be done in an electric pressure cooker? What changes would I have to make to do so? Thank you and bless you and yours in this new year!

    • Ashley Fehr says

      Yes definitely! I would brown the ground beef first with the onion, then add the rest of the spices and vegetables and pressure cook for maybe 3 minutes, depending how big you chop everything up. It would work great!

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