Monday, February 11, 2008

Hamburger Vegetable Soup

A friend who was from Down South (aka Toronto) was over one time and another friend brought over some hamburger soup for lunch - and my southern friend had NEVER had any! Hamburger soup, apparently, is a rare thing down there. I don't know why - it's pretty yummy AND it's cheap.

Brown a package of ground beef in a Dutch oven and drain off all of the goop.
Add 28 ounces of beef broth (two cans), 2 cups of water, 1 can of diced tomatoes, 3 chopped celery ribs, 2 large peeled and chopped carrots, 2 sliced onions, one peeled and cubed potato, 2 tsp. dried tarragon, 1 tbsp garlic powder, and 1/8 tsp pepper. If you want to add a sprinkle of salt, you can.

Bring to a boil, and then reduce heat, cover and simmer for half an hour or until the vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally. Cook 3/4 cup of mararoni until tender, strain, and stir into the soup, heating for a few minutes.
Makes 8 servings.


Jenifer said...

Hey I make this too! A bit different, but pretty close. My Mom calls is "stoup" since it is kind of like stew and soup together.

chelle said...

That sounds so good. I am going to look up dutch oven ... see I am the world's biggest noob cook.

bren j. said...

A friend from Home and I were just talking about hamburger soup the other day. I can't believe there are people who haven't heard of it?! How sad is that?

Ms. Porter said...

Haven't heard of it!!!! I don't really like ground meat all that much but I'm willing to bet my kids and husband will love this. I will be trying it soon.

Anonymous said...

" out west " we sometimes add pearl barley ... yum. I shall try your version.

Cheers from Vancouver!

Anonymous said...

I've heard this called 'goulash' and 'chop suey', if you can believe it! Pretty funny.

--Alice B.