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.
This is so good. It tastes really beefy and the tomato flavour is strong. I love hamburger soup!
The Old Fat Guy
- 500 grams (1 pound ground beef)
- 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
- Sauté beef until brown.
- Add onions and celery and sauté until vegetables soften, two minutes.
- Add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat and simmer for 1 1/2 hours.