Hamburger Soup aka Poor Man’s Soup is so simple and deliciously affordable to make. You’ll love the idea of being able to combine simple ingredients you already have on hand to make one of the most flavorful yet inexpensive soups this fall.
1½lean ground beef
3cupspotatoesdiced and peeled before measuring
1-16-ounceorganic frozen mixed vegetables
32-ounces beef stock
2cupsorganic diced tomatoesundrained
a pinch of cayenne pepperoptional
kosher saltto own taste
freshly ground black pepperto own taste
In a 4-quart Dutch oven, cook the lean ground beef and the diced yellow onion over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until beef is thoroughly cooked; drain the lean ground beef for about 5 minutes.
While lean ground beef is draining sauté the minced garlic for about 2-3 minutes.
Add the lean ground beef, diced potatoes, sliced celery, organic mixed vegetables (I used an organic mixture of corn, peas, and carrots), beef stock, diced tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce, dried basil, dried oregano, cayenne pepper, kosher salt, freshly ground black pepper, to the Dutch oven; stir well. Heat to a light boil. Reduce the heat to low; cover and simmer for about 18 to 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are tender.
Ladle into bowls and serve with crusty bread, oyster crackers, or crackers of choice.
Recipe by Heidy L. McCallum owner of The McCallum's Shamrock Patch Blog