Hearty Hamburger Soup

Course Soup
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 2-½ pounds ground beef as lean as possible
  • 1 whole large onion diced
  • 2 stalks celery diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 can 14.5 ounces can of diced tomatoes
  • 3 cups beef broth plus more if needed
  • 4 whole carrots diced
  • 5 whole potatoes cut into chunks
  • 3 tbsp tomato paste
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 2 tsp parsley
  • ½ tsp oregano
  • ¼ tsp of Cayenne Pepper or to taste


  • In a large pot over medium-high heat, brown the meat with the onion, celery, and garlic. Remove the pot from the heat and drain off as much fat as you can.
  • Return the pot to the heat and add the rest of the ingredients. Stir to combine, then bring to a boil. Reduce the heat, then cover the pot and simmer the soup for 15-20 more minutes, until potatoes are tender but not overly mushy.
  • If you want to cook in the crock pot, leave potatoes out until the last hour of cooking so they don't get mushy.
  • You can also cook this soup in the Instant Pot. Sear the meat until done. Add the next ingredients and set Manual for 15 minutes.