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Quick and Easy Hamburger Soup

Updated on March 14, 2013
Hambugers, chopped up and added to beef broth with some fresh or frozen veggies and some seasoning, makes for an easy, delicious, and nutritious soup.
Hambugers, chopped up and added to beef broth with some fresh or frozen veggies and some seasoning, makes for an easy, delicious, and nutritious soup. | Source

By Joan Whetzel

You've just had a hamburger cookout because, let's face it, it's summer and you were looking for a meal that didn't heat up the kitchen. Unfortunately, you cooked too many hamburgers. What do you do with those leftover cooked burgers? Make a quick and easy hamburger soup with them. This is particularly good if that hot summer day is followed by a rainy summer day, or you've put a couple cooked burgers up in the freezer and are looking for a winter meal that will warm you up from the inside.

Ingredients

  • 5 Cups Beef Broth
  • 1 Cup Beer, your favorite brand
  • 4 Tbsp. Butter or Margarine
  • 1/4 Cup Onions, chopped
  • 2 Cloves Garlic, minced
  • 2 Medium Potatoes, cubed
  • 11/2 - 2 Cups Frozen Mixed Vegetables
  • 2 Hamburger Patties, 3 to 4 ounce patties, cooked on the grill and rough chopped
  • Seasonings to Taste: steak seasoning, salt, pepper, Worcestershire sauce, tarragon, parsley, cilantro, and any other seasonings that sound good to you.
  • Corn Starch Slurry (optional)
  • Green Onion, chopped (optional)
  • Grated Cheese (optional)


Directions

1. Melt the butter or margarine in the bottom of a soup pan, over a medium heat.

2. Add the onion and garlic, sautéing until they just start to soften.

3. Pour in the beer and the beef broth, then add the seasonings and the chopped potato. Leave the skin on the potato if you like.

4. Cook the potatoes and broth over a medium low heat for about 20 minutes, or until the potatoes are barely fork tender.

5. Thaw the vegetable in the microwave oven and add them to the soup base, letting the soup continue to simmer for about 5 minutes. If adding the vegetables while still frozen, it will cool the broth down a bit, so they will need to simmer for about 10 minutes.

6. Rough chop the hamburger patties into some nice bite size pieces and stir them into the soup. Using grilled burgers will add a nice smoky flavor to the soup. Re-season as necessary and simmer over a medium heat for another 5 minutes.

7. This soup is great as is, with a rich flavored broth. If you like it a bit thicker, add the corn starch slurry (corn starch dissolved in water) and stir the soup over a medium high heat, just until it starts to thicken a bit. Then remove it from the heat.

8. Serve topped with chopped green onion (optional) or grated cheese (optional). Add a grilled cheese sandwich on the side.

Serves: 4 to 6 people

If your family likes this soup, plan to have a couple extra patties leftover from your next cook out. Then you'll have the makings for another good and easy dinner.


Variations:

  • Use vegetable broth as a base.
  • Use chicken broth and grill chicken burgers or turkey burgers.
  • Simmer fresh vegetables instead of frozen vegetables, before adding in the bugers.
  • Serve it with toasted hamburger buns with garlic butter.

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    • joanwz profile imageAUTHOR

      Joan Whetzel 

      5 years ago from Katy, Texas

      It did turn out really well the first time we made it. It's now a part of our regular repertoire of favorites.

    • moonlake profile image

      moonlake 

      5 years ago from America

      This looks really good I haven't made hamburger soup in a long time will have to try yours one day. Voted up and more.

    • joanwz profile imageAUTHOR

      Joan Whetzel 

      5 years ago from Katy, Texas

      Absolutely, you can always use meatloaf or roast leftovers for this. That's the great thing about soup, you get to use what you have in the kitchen already.

    • joanwz profile imageAUTHOR

      Joan Whetzel 

      5 years ago from Katy, Texas

      Myillecat, family recipes are always the best. I don't blame you for not wanting to heat up the kitchen or eat hot soup with such a heat wave. Save those burgers for the next rainy day.

    • rjsadowski profile image

      rjsadowski 

      5 years ago

      Good recipe. An interesting way to use leftover hamburgers. I suppose that it would work for leftover meatloaf or roasts also.

    • mvillecat profile image

      Catherine Dean 

      5 years ago from Milledgeville, Georgia

      My granny used to cook the best hamburger vegetable soup. Instead of potatoes she used macaroni noodles. I was just thinking about making her soup last week but due to the extreme heat here, I did not. Thanks for reminding me of it.

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