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Vegetable Hamburger Soup

This filling soup is a favorite in our family and is fast to prepare. It is the one food I take most often to friends who are in need of a helping hand.—Eleanor Bell, Utica, Pennsylvania
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 70 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings (2 quarts)


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup diced peeled potatoes
  • 1 cup sliced carrots
  • 1 cup shredded cabbage
  • 1 cup sliced celery
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1/4 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 bay leaf


  • In a Dutch oven, cook beef and onion over medium heat until the meat is no longer pink; drain. Add the remaining ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1 hour or until vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally. Discard bay leaf.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 157 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 28mg cholesterol, 752mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 12g protein.

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  • rodjoacom
    Aug 10, 2014

    This recipe is delicious. If you are a soup lover, this will hit the spot. It is easy to make. I am a soup lover and could it eat soup every day of the year. This is a winner.

  • CWL1304
    Feb 10, 2012

    The cook at the Oasis Restaurant used to make this at least once a week and it was one of the most popular soups on the menu.

  • langang
    Nov 1, 2011

    No comment left

  • abbie113
    Mar 14, 2011

    my dad got me some cookbooks several years ago from taste of home i made this recipe shorly after i got them. We all loved it and when i can't figure out what to cook for dinner, it dawns on me....i love it, i do add 3 beef bullion cubes for a little more flavor :) (my dad has since passed away and i think of him every time i eat this soup, as if i need an excuse....i think of him all day long)

  • seavib
    Oct 26, 2009

    After browning the ground beef, I dumped everything else in the slow cooker for the day. It was perfect! I also modified the recipe by adding corn, not peeling the potatoes, and by adding another bay leaf. This is the kind of recipe that doesn't have to be measured!

  • waynejv
    Nov 19, 2008

    I forgot to mention I used pre cooked Bailey instead if rice.Either one is creat.

  • waynejv
    Nov 19, 2008

    I made this in a dutchoven on top of the stove and it turned out great! I used chicken stock in place of water,added a little garlic,a few more spices and it was heaven on thios cold day.PS I also made french bread and the empty pot tells the rest of the tory...Rate this a"5".