Monday, February 14, 2011

Hearty Hamburger Soup

Delighted to link up with two charming and very hip hostesses...

Tidy Mom and Dine and Dish are celebrating the love of soup with a "Soup-a-palooza!" Not only will you find a potful of soup, chowder & chili recipes, both lovely ladies are hosting giveaways! Stop by and enter to win prizes from:

Oh, and by the way there's a "Hip Little Apron" up for grabs, too!

Here's a soup that doesn't require hours of simmering on the stove! My family's favorite because it's so satisfying and seriously delicious. My favorite because it's such a quick dish! If you have all the ingredients on hand you can whip this up in less than hour. Paired with breadsticks or a crusty loaf of bread you can have dinner on the table in no time flat!

1 LB Ground Beef
4 Cups Water
1 Can (14-1/2 oz) diced or regular tomatoes
3 Medium carrots sliced
2 Medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
4 Beef bouillon cubes
1 Cup fresh,f rozen, or canned green beans
1 Medium onion chopped
1-1/2 Tsps salt
1/4 Tsps pepper

In large sauce pan, brown ground beef, drain.
Add remaining ingredients, bring to a boil.
Reduce heat and simmer for 25 minutes or until potatoes and carrots are tender.
Serves 6

You can also use beef broth, and add more or less water as needed.

Mix it up by combining the ground beef with ground Turkey Italian Sausage.
Substitute the ground beef with ground turkey.
Any combo of vegetables are tasty in this soup. I've made it so many times and have included peas, cabbage, celery, and even tiny pasta.

*Hostess Hint: This soup makes for a great last minute meal when you have unexpected company for dinner. (I always try to keep the ingredients handy in the pantry) Toss up a fresh green salad, bread or rolls, and you have an instant hearty dish to impress your guests!


Be sure to top by Tidy Mom and Dine and Dish for
giveaway details & all the scoop on the soup!