Hamburger Soup

Sometimes you need an old fashioned comforting soup. Hamburger soup goes back to the 1930’s when it was used to stretch a pound of hamburger into a meal for several people. It has hung around because it tastes so good.

I started by browning the beef in a large pot. I added the onions and celery and sautéed for a minute or two, until the vegetables start to soften.

I added the rest of the ingredients and brought the mixture to a boil. I lowered the heat and simmered for 1 1/2 hours.

The Verdict

This is so good. It tastes really beefy and the tomato flavour is strong. I love hamburger soup!

The Old Fat Guy

Hamburger Soup

Hamburger Soup


  • 250 ml (1 cup) diced onion
  • 250 ml (1 cup) diced celery
  • 375 ml (1 1/2 cup) diced carrots
  • 284 ml can condensed consomme
  • 791 ml (28 oz) canned diced tomatoes
  • 156 ml tomato paste
  • 1 large or 2 small potatoes diced
  • 75 ml (1/3 cup) pot barley
  • 3 ml (1/2 tsp) Tabasco sauce
  • 1 litre (4 cups) water
  • 5 ml (1 teaspoon) beef base
  • 15 ml (1 tablespoon) Worcestershire sauce
  • 5 ml (1 teaspoon) salt
  • 3 ml (1/2 teaspoon) pepper
  • 5 ml (1 teaspoon) paprika


  1. Sauté beef until brown.
  2. Add onions and celery and sauté until vegetables soften, two minutes.
  3. Add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat and simmer for 1 1/2 hours.
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