Contest-Winning Hearty Hamburger Soup
Total TimePrep: 15 min. Cook: 30 min.
Makes8 servings (2 quarts)
Good solid recipe! I can certainly understand why your children request this one. This is in our regular rotation and I always make a double batch. Giving this four stars due to changes I made to suit our preferences. We prefer broth or stock to bouillon granules. If using store-bought broth, I prefer chicken. (Yes, even in a beef recipe. Commercially prepared chicken stock has more protein than its beef counterpart and therefore packs more flavor.) This is a versatile recipe that also works well with ground turkey and lends itself to any vegetables you have on hand. Corn, peas and kidney beans are all fine additions. I do not recommend using canned vegetables, with the exception of corn and kidney beans (or other legumes), which are bit sturdier. If you do use them, only add to the last 15 minutes of cooking. They are already cooked, so they only need heating up. If you can get them, fresh green beans make a world of difference here. I sauté the onion in a little olive oil for 4-5 minutes and add in one clove of minced garlic for the last 90 seconds of sauté time. I omit the salt and add a bay leaf to punch up the flavor a bit. Those who want even more flavor can sub out the diced tomatoes for flavored diced tomatoes, e.g., with Italian herbs, fire roasted, etc. We like a high ratio of ingredients to broth in our soups, so I usually double the vegetables. Freezes nicely – assuming you have any leftover to freeze! Thanks for sharing this one, Barbara.
Listen. I don't know what contest these jokers from Wisconsin won with this crap, but they're obviously missing taste buds. And that was after we added a shit-ton of extra ingredients just to make it half way edible. Thank god for garlic, season salt, and a healthy dose of Doritos. Good lord, soup shouldn't be that hard. I mean really, "contest winning." I THINK NOT. Unless you were winning the kindergarten potluck. Dear God, my guest that I served it too probably thinks I'm the world's worst cook. I can't even. For the love, just don't make this freaking recipe. Save your onions, your carrots, and your common sense and just keep on scrolling. This sucker is NOT a winner.
Very easy to make and delicious. Because I wanted to reduce a trip to the store I used the jar of strained tomato sauce in the pantry rather than the can of chopped tomatoes. I also used Campbells beef with red wine broth (new product) because it was on hand rather than water and bullion. Would definitely make this one again.
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I have made this recipe many times now - its delicious!! I have made it for friends & neighbors- everyone loves it!!
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I love this soup! After it is all assembled I put it in a slow cooker for several hours. This brings out And blends the flavors.
I loved it I just made it n I shared it with my friend n she like it to
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So easy. The only thing I did differently was to use 2 10 ounce cans of RO-TEL diced tomatoes with green chilies because that was all I had. We love it. I have to make a double batch every time.