I think this might be better than a good ol' fashioned beef stew. But they each have their place. Hamburger soup is similar to a beef stew, but like beef roast tastes different than a hamburger patty, so do these creations. And hamburger can be cheaper than beef stew cuts (but lately, not by much!).

In making this recipe, or anything with burger, I always rinse the burger under warm water in a colander after frying. Weird, right? My wife taught me this and you'll be amazed at how much fat runs off. The thought of your hamburger being in water is no different than adding water to hamburger when you sprinkle in the taco seasoning or the juice that's in a can of diced tomatoes. It all works! I hope you love this recipe as much as I do.

Hamburger Soup

Large pot 1/2 full of water, 3-4 cups or so

1 lb ground beef

2 med potatoes, diced (or more, we like more)

3/4 bag baby carrots, whole carrots if you like choppin'

2 cups chopped celery

Green beans (frozen or canned...see recipe)

1 can fire roasted or diced tomatoes, depending on taste

Beef bouillon or broth to taste

Now fire up that frying pan, brown the burger, drain (and rinse LOL), add the rest of the awesomeness except for the green beans. Bring to a boil, then simmer until veggies are tender, adding canned green beans at the end or frozen green beans just as carrots and potatoes begin to get tender. Add beef bouillon to taste. We never omit it.


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