There are certain recipes which every household home seems to have. Things like ham and potato soup or chicken noodle have probably been handed down from one person to another over and over. Another recipe like this is hamburger soup. I remember making this when I was a young girl with my grandma, although I never got her recipe. Still, I think it’s probably just a soup you use up your leftovers in anyways, so the exact recipe can change depending on what you have in your fridge.
I’m making this tonite for the game. We play da Bears. Please let us beat da Bears so we don’t start 0-2. That is my wish.
I got a new crockpot recently because our old one was kaput. I use the crockpot a lot. I have a bunch of recipes that are great for crockpot cooking, but don’t taste like a complete jumbled up mess like some of the things you can put in there do. This hamburger soup recipe I make is good for the crockpot. Amounts here are approximate because you can adjust based on what you’re using up.
- 1 1/2 pounds hamburger (or really, whatever you have and want to use – make sure it’s cooked and drained)
- one can of beef broth
- 1/2 c. water
- 1 onion
- 3 T. ketchup
- 1 can tomatoes with juice
That’s the base. Then add whatever veggies you have and want to use up to equal about 16 oz. I use a lot of frozen veggies (corn, green beans, carrots, peas), so I add them at the beginning. If you’re using fresh, then add them right before cooking time is up, about 20 minutes on high.
You can cook this on high for 4 hours or low for 6-8. When the soup is almost done (about half an hour before end time), I also add a green pepper cut up, 1 t. salt and 1/2 t. pepper.
Tonite, we’re also going to warm up the other loaf I had leftover from Sunday’s game.