5 from 8 votes
My recipe for Easy To Make Hamburger Soup aka Poor Man's Soup is so simple and deliciously affordable to make.
Easy To Make Hamburger Soup
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
50 mins
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.
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Hamburger
Servings: 8 easy-herbed-potatoes
Calories: 220 kcal
Author: hmccallum
  • lean ground beef
  • 1 yellow onion diced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 cups potatoes diced and peeled before measuring
  • 1 cup sliced celery
  • 1-16- ounce organic frozen mixed vegetables
  • 32- ounces beef stock
  • 2 cups organic diced tomatoes undrained
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tablespoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano optional
  • a pinch of cayenne pepper optional
  • kosher salt to own taste
  • freshly ground black pepper to own taste
  1. 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.
  2. While lean ground beef is draining sauté the minced garlic for about 2-3 minutes.
  3. 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.
  4. Ladle into bowls and serve with crusty bread, oyster crackers, or crackers of choice.