This hamburger soup recipe comes from my friends Gail and Duane.
They were invited to someone's house for lunch one day and loved this soup so much they ate several bowls each, thinking that the soup was lunch.
Oops - then the hostess brought out the rest of the meal and they had to brave their way through it.
I think of them with a smile each time I make this recipe, and that's quite often.
Ingredients: 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef 1 medium onion chopped fine 1 - 28 ounce can diced tomatoes 2 cups water 3 cans beef consomme soup, undiluted 4 carrots, chopped fine 1 bay leaf 3 stalks celery, chopped fine 1/2 teaspoon thyme 1/2 cup pearl barley parsley, salt & pepper to taste
Directions: Brown meat and drain off fat. Add onion and sauté about 3 minutes.
Combine all ingredients in large 5 quart pot or crockpot and simmer for a minimum 2 hours. If you are using a crock pot you can cook it all day.
I have added a small can of kernel corn to give it some colour. Try anything else that strikes your fancy.
Calories from Fat 40;
Total Fat 4.4g; Saturated Fat 1.7g;
Trans Fat 0.0g;
Cholesterol 61mg; Sodium 881mg; Total Carbohydrates 16.1g; Dietary Fiber 3.9g;
Vitamin A 89%; Vitamin C 15%; Calcium 5%; Iron 19%
(Percentages based on a 2000 calorie per day diet)