This country hamburger vegetable soup is hearty enough to be a meal, yet tasty enough to get your kids to eat their veggies :-). If you love hamburgers, this easy hamburger soup recipe will become a family favorite.
I humbly like to call this my garbage soup. You can use any vegetables that are about to go bad and it will still taste amazing. If you love soup as much as we do, check out all of my best gluten free soup recipes.
It is starting to cool off here in the Bay Area. Evenings are cool, and nights are almost chilly in the mid-60s. It is finally fall which is my favorite time of year.
Hot soups are back on the menu so get ready for this delicious kid-friendly soup. This hearty hamburger vegetable soup recipe can accommodate any vegetables. I like to use ground beef but you can use any ground meat in this gluten free soup recipe. If you love this recipe, you are going to want to try my gluten free chili mac soup recipe too!
I used what I had in my refrigerator, including some beautiful Jimmy Nardello Sweet Italian peppers.
I found these organic peppers at our local farmer's market. I am a pepper girl, but I wasn't sure what to do with them. I asked the farmer for some ideas. I found out these peppers are delicious in any cooking because they are mild, they are even perfect whole if you toss them on the grill first.
These peppers are really mild, and they add a wonderful flavor to soups. If you can't find these peppers, add pasilla or red bell peppers instead.
Garbage soup aka hamburger soup
The goal of this hamburger soup recipe isn't to be spicy, it is to be a hearty flavorful meal. This soup is my answer to food waste. You can use any vegetables in this paleo soup recipe, look in your refrigerator and see what you have.
What vegetables can you use in this soup?
The sky is the limit to what vegetables to add to this soup. Pick the veggies your kids like to eat and this soup will disappear. I love to put it into a hot insulated thermos with a wide opening and pack it into their school lunchbox. (This is our favorite because I can use a different color for each member of the family...and my daughter likes turquoise LOL.)
- Green beans
Can you use other meats in this soup recipe?
You can use any meat you like in this recipe. If you want to keep the fat down, use ground turkey or chicken.
- Ground turkey
- Ground pork
- Ground chicken
Can this soup be made in an Instant Pot?
I love using my new Instant Pot and I can say you can definitely make this soup in an Instant Pot. You will want to use the Sauté button to precook the ground beef first. If you like Instant Pot recipes, this Instant Pot Vegetable Soup is also a big hit with the kids.
More Delicious Soup Recipes To Try:
Try these delicious Gluten Free Cheddar Herb Muffins with this soup. They are perfect for dipping!
How to make this easy hamburger soup recipe:
- 15 ounce vegetable broth, I used a box of Trader Joe's broth
- 4 cups water
- 1 pound grass fed organic ground beef
- 1 large onion, diced
- 4 large carrots, diced
- 1 clove garlic
- 2 large ripe tomatoes
- 4 Jimmy Nardello pepper, or 1 red bell pepper, diced
- 2 cups green beans, chopped into bite sized pieces
- 2 large potatoes, diced
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 tablespoon cumin
- 2 teaspoons salt, or to taste
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- In a large soup pot, brown ground beef with onion.
- When beef is cooked, add other vegetables and cook for 10 minutes.
- Pour in broth and water.
- Cover and boil for 15 minutes.
- Lower heat and simmer another 20-30 minutes so flavors can cook in.
- Serve with shredded cheese on top (optional)
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 381Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 68mgSodium: 1125mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 7gSugar: 8gProtein: 27g
Please note this nutrition information is calculated by a recipe plugin and is an estimate based on the ingredients used in this recipe.
If you love soup, give this shredded chicken tortilla soup a try!