If you’re trying to switch up the usual “hamburger for dinner” scenario, then you’re definitely going to want to get this recipe in your weekly rotation. Not only is it full of juicy hamburger flavor, but it’s also been reimagined into a meal that’s perfect for the colder fall and winter months.
The easy recipe for hamburger soup comes from Spend With Pennies and calls for mostly canned or frozen veggies, so there’s hardly any prep work required! The recipe calls for a combination of potatoes, frozen mixed veggies, a can of tomatoes and a few other ingredients to create one yummy, filling soup.
Once the onions and meat are nice and browned, you’ll combine everything into a large pot and simmer until the potatoes are nice and tender.
From there, all that’s left to do is get yourself a bowlful (or two!).
The onions, Worcestershire sauce and tomatoes come together to offer up flavor that’s far from bland, and the addition of broth and veggies makes this feel like the perfect dish for refueling during the season.
The blogger behind Spend With Pennies recommends serving this up with a salad and garlic bread for a meal your family is sure to love!
There are plenty of variations of this soup recipe online, in case you’re looking to explore your weeknight dinner options even more.
Some, like the one from Dinner At The Zoo, consist of fresh vegetables that can be chopped by hand to offer up even more of a homemade feel.
This recipe from This Is Not Diet Food even calls for the addition of macaroni noodles to mix this recipe up even more. It’s like pasta and hamburger night, all wrapped into one. Yum!
And if you happen to love adding cheese to anything and everything, you’re going to want to make this version of cheeseburger soup from She Wears Many Hats, which calls for 8 ounces of cheddar. Feel free to top with pickles, more cheese, jalapeños or whatever other burger fixings you see fit!
If the addition of cheese wasn’t enough to blow your mind, here’s one last recipe for you. This one comes from Plain Chicken and calls for bacon to be added to a cheeseburger soup base. Plus, it can be made in the slow cooker — so it doesn’t get any simpler (or more delicious) than that.
So, at least now you know what to do with the ground beef you’ve had thawing out for dinner tonight!