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[Recipe] Hamburger Soup


Winter is upon us, friends. Although the season here in the Maritimes has been very gentle so far, it is icy, a bit windy, and overall definitely winter-ish.

We as a family really like winter and the outdoor activities that come with it – winter walks, snowshoeing, and sliding. When we come in from the outdoors we really like digging into something to warm us up, so in the winter I tend to make more soups, casseroles, and hot drinks.

Hamburger soup is one of the recipes we enjoy the most after a day spent outdoors in the cold. It is easy to put together, hearty, and healthy too. Winter soup perfection.

Hamburger Soup

The Frilly Apron
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Main Course
Servings 8 servings


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 3 stalks celery
  • 1 cup onions chopped
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 can condensed tomato soup
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 4 potatoes medium, peeled, diced into 1" cubes
  • 1 turnip medium, peeled, diced into 1" cubes
  • 3 carrots medium, peeled, chopped
  • 3 cups frozen mixed vegetables
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 cup instant rice optional


  • Heat a large pot over medium heat.
  • Add ground beef, onions, celery, and garlic. Saute until ground beef is cooked and no longer pink.
  • Stir the condensed soup into ground beef mixture. Add remaining ingredients, except the rice.
  • Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer 30 minutes, or until root vegetables are tender.
  • If desired, add rice to soup and continue simmering for an additional 15 minutes.
  • Check seasoning and adjust as necessary. Serve hot!