Zesty Hamburger Soup

I think this is how I feel every year, but…. can we just appreciate the fact that it is now soup season?!?!  I LOVE adding soup into our weekly menus.  It’s like adding an entire food group or something.  Suddenly, a whole new world of meal options are available.  Yes, I recently pinned about 20 new soup recipes and this was the lucky first try.

For the most part, I can’t handle eating the same thing too frequently (ice cream and cheesecake are definitely exceptions), so I am constantly looking up and creating new recipes.  We don’t usually repeat a meal for at least 2-3 months and I normally try one new recipe a week.  That’s how crazy I am.  Even after digging through numerous food blogs and sites, Taste of Home has continually placed first among my favorites. 🙂  They are just plain awesome.

This soup originally came from Taste of Home, although the recipe below will include my edits.  How can anyone follow a recipe exactly?  It’s just too much fun to make it your own!  This is a hearty and healthy soup, so make sure you’re good and hungry!Zesty Hamburger Soup

Zesty Hamburger Soup

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 2 cups chopped celery
  • 1 medium chopped onion
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 3 cups beef broth
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 3 medium potatoes cubed (I leave the skin on since we like it & it has all the nutrients!)
  • 2 cups frozen corn
  • 1 1/2 cups dried spiral pasta
  • 2 bell peppers chopped (color of choice)
  • 3 cans tomato sauce + 1 1/2 cans water (1/2 can of water in each to get the sauce!)
  • 1 can (14 1/2 oz) seasoned diced tomatoes
  • 1 can (4 oz) chopped green chilies
  • 1 tablespoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/6 lb Velveeta cubed

In large soup pot (This made a LOT, so think big…. I’m trying to prepare some freezer meals for after the little one arrives!) cook beef, celery and onion until meat is cooked through.  Add in garlic, beef & chicken broth, potatoes, corn, pasta and peppers.  Bring to a boil.  Reduce heat, cover & simmer until pasta & potatoes are tender, about 15 minutes.  Stir in remaining ingredients.  Stir occasionally and heat until cheese is melted.  Sprinkle your bowl with a little grated parmesan and serve with some whole wheat biscuits!

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One thought on “Zesty Hamburger Soup

  1. I was going to ask you when we’d be seeing a new installment of mouthwatering pictures from the Miller household. And this is even better, because it comes with a recipe! Yum!

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