The Allure of Hamburger Soup

Season 3    Episode 2

In the realm of comforting culinary creations, few dishes rival the humble yet heartwarming appeal of hamburger soup. Originating from a time when resourcefulness was key in American kitchens, this soup has evolved into a beloved classic that continues to captivate taste buds worldwide.

Combining ground beef with an assortment of vegetables and savory broth, hamburger soup embodies simplicity at its finest. Its versatility allows for endless variations, whether it’s adding rice for heartiness or experimenting with spices for an extra kick.

What sets hamburger soup apart is its ability to evoke nostalgia with every spoonful. It harkens back to cherished memories of family dinners and cozy gatherings, offering solace and warmth in every bowl.

Moreover, hamburger soup’s affordability makes it a practical choice for budget-conscious families without compromising on flavor or nutrition. With just a handful of pantry staples, you can whip up a satisfying meal that satisfies both the stomach and the soul.

In essence, hamburger soup is more than just a dish; it’s a culinary embrace that comforts and nourishes in equal measure. So, the next time you crave a taste of home, simmer a pot of hamburger soup and savor the simple joys it brings.

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Oui Chef Hamburger Soup

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  • Author: The Kilted Chef
  • Yield: Serves 4-6 1x


Units Scale
  • 1 1/2 lbs ground beef
  • 4 carrots, diced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 celery stalks, diced
  • 4 potatos, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 cup barley
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 Tbsp dried basil
  • 1 Tbsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 8 cups beef broth
  • 2 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 can fire roasted tomatoes
  • 1 tsp hot sauce ** optional
  • Salt & Pepper to taste


  1. Heat a large soup pot over medium-high heat, and crumble in the ground beef.
  2. Season with salt & pepper. Cook and stir until the beef is evenly browned and no longer pink. Remove beef from pot and set aside.
  3. To the same pot, add butter melt then add garlic. Stir in carrots, onions, celery and potato.
  4. Stir in basil, oregano, thyme, paprika & salt. Allow to caramelize for about 5 minutes.
  5. Add broth, cooked beef, tomatoes, tomato paste, hot sauce and barley and stir to combine.
  6. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 1 hour.
  • Category: oui Chef, recipes