If you’re trying to switch up the usual “hamburger for dinner” scenario, then you’re going to want to get this recipe in your weekly rotation. Not only is it full of juicy hamburger flavor, but it will also be perfect for the colder fall and winter months.
The easy recipe for hamburger soup comes from Spend With Pennies and requires mostly canned or frozen veggies, so there’s hardly any prep work required! The recipe calls for a combination of potatoes, frozen mixed vegetables, 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 tender.
From there, all you have to do is get yourself a big bowlful (or two!).
The onions, Worcestershire sauce and tomatoes come together to offer up flavor that’s far from bland. Meanwhile, 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 take this recipe up a notch. 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. It calls for 8 ounces of cheddar. Feel free to top with pickles, more cheese, jalapeños or whatever other burger fixings you see fit!
If throwing in some cheese wasn’t enough to blow your mind, here’s one last recipe for you. This one comes from Plain Chicken and calls for the addition of bacon to the cheeseburger soup base. Plus, you can make it in the slow cooker — it doesn’t get any simpler (or more delicious) than that.
Now you have plenty of ideas for what to do with the ground beef you left thawing out for dinner tonight.