Sunday, November 10, 2013

Hamburger Soup

When it comes to soup making my grandmother is the best.  She was the one who taught me that soup was the best way to feed a family on a limited budget.  Once you have the base you can pretty much throw anything in it.
This soup is one of my grandmother's recipes.  When I was making it I was immediately transported back to when I was a kid.  The smell that came from my kitchen was the same as my grandmothers.  Standing in her small kitchen watching her work her "magic" to create a very delicious dish.  

Hamburger Soup
2 pounds hamburger
2 cups chopped onion
2 cups chopped carrots
2 cups chopped cabbage
2 cups chopped potatoes
2 cans diced tomatoes
3 cups water
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
Brown the hamburger in a large stock pot or soup pot.  Drain the hamburger well.  Add the onion, carrots, cabbage, potatoes and tomatoes.  Cook for about 2-3 minutes.  Add the water, salt, pepper, basil, and thyme.  Bring the soup to a boil.  Cover and reduce heat to low and simmer for 2 hours.


Renee said...

This sounds and looks delicious. I can't wait to make this!

Stacie said...

I agree with Renee. . .this sounds good and I'm going to pin it so I can try it later. I love recipes that are made with things I already have. Thanks!

Farmlife Chick said...

I make this all the time for my family! It's my grandmother's recipe as well! Right down to the cabbage! Probably a product of the Great Depression Era.

Sandra said...

Love soup, usually Sundays are our soup days, paired with a sandwich, nothing better :)