Hamburger Soup

My favorite soup growing up was what my mother called Hamburger Soup. I think the name came from a packet of McCormick seasonings that was obsolete by the early 90s. Since I never used that packet of seasoning I’ve played around with spices to get the taste I remember growing up. Here is my version of Hamburger Soup! You can easily adapt this recipe to your favorite flavor profile.

Hamburger Soup2 onions diced

4 large carrots sliced or chopped

4 ribs of celery sliced or chopped

6 glove of garlic minced

4-6 red skin potatoes chopped

2lbs grass-fed ground beef

25oz stewed tomatoes

26oz strained tomatoes*

12oz frozen butter beans**

12oz frozen mixed vegetables

12oz frozen blackeyed peas

2 quarts chicken stock

1 teaspoon thyme

1 teaspoon turmeric

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1 teaspoon oregano

1 teaspoon cayenne

1 teaspoon cinnamon 

1 teaspoon ginger

Salt & pepper to taste
Sauté first five ingredients. Then add ground beef. When beef browned add tomatoes and chicken stock. Next add frozen veggies. Lastly add seasonings. Let simmer for a few hours till potatoes and veggies are done. Many times I transfer everything to my crockpot simmer till dinner.
*if you are out of tomatoes but have a good tomato pasta sauce you can substitute it easily.

** you can use your favorite frozen veggies. I use green beans/peas whatever I have on hand.



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