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Easy Hamburger Soup

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Cook: 30 min. + standing

Makes

8 servings

Lunches on the run will be a little tastier with this hot and hearty beef and barley soup. The recipe is very simple to prepare. —Mary Prior, Rush City, Minnesota
Easy Hamburger Soup Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 pounds lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) beef broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 celery ribs, thinly sliced
  • 4 large carrots, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup quick-cooking barley
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the tomatoes, broth and water. Bring to a boil.
  2. Add celery, carrots, barley, thyme and pepper. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, for 10-12 minutes or until vegetables and barley are tender.
  3. Remove from heat; stir in parsley. Let stand 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

1-1/3 cups: 226 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 53mg cholesterol, 708mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 5g fiber), 20g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 1/2 starch.

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