As things get busier in the fall, recipes that get us in and out of the kitchen in a hurry are even more delicious. This hamburger and vegetable soup recipe is one of several easy soup recipes I’m sharing this month to help you get dinner on the table in a hurry.
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The great thing about a soup is that they’re really easy to make. And whether a soup recipe says to make it on the stove or in the slow cooker, most soup recipes can be adapted to either cooking method. I’ve made Mom’s Hamburger Soup both ways depending on whether I’d planned ahead or needed something quickly.
Soups are also nice because you can change the spices somewhat to suit your family’s taste. Granted, you might change the flavor just a bit, but if someone in your family doesn’t care for (or can’t tolerate) a particular spice, you can always leave that out or add just a bit to a single bowl once you get to the table.
Soups also make a great lunch to send to school or work. There were lots of mornings I would get up and heat some soup in the microwave and then pack it in a thermos to send to school with one of the kids. Include some veggie sticks and I knew they had a healthy lunch that would carry them through till supper time.
Recipe for Mom’s Easiest & Vegetable Soup
Mom’s Easiest Hamburger Soup
- 1 pound hamburger
- 1 medium onion chopped
- 1 48 oz tomato juice or V-8
- 4 cans mixed vegetables you could use frozen
- 1 cup frozen corn you could use canned
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon celery salt
- salt and pepper to taste
Brown hamburger with chopped onions in skillet. Drain all fat.
Mix all ingredients in slow cooker and cook on high for 4-6 hours or on low for 6-8 hours. Can also be cooked on the stove.
That’s all there is to it. The hardest thing you have to do is to brown your hamburger meat and chop the onion. Then you toss it in the slow cooker and go about your business. Then when you’re, dinner is waiting for you. I don’t know how anyone lives without their slow cooker!
This soup would be great with a biscuit or some bread to soak up the yummy base. However, if you’re working to keep carbs low in order to control diet or blood sugar, sometimes bread isn’t an option.
We discovered the Great Low Carb Bread Company and trust me, the products taste good! It’s definitely worth checking out if this is a dietary constraint you deal with at your house.
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I’ve got some other yummy – and super easy – soups for you to try: