Hamburger Potato Soup Recipe

Hamburger potato soup is a filling and satisfying dish that is perfect for a cozy winter meal or a quick and easy weeknight dinner that features ground beef, potatoes, onions, garlic, and seasonings.

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Main ingredients

Beef, onion, garlic, chicken or beef broth, potatoes, tomatoes, thyme, salt and pepper, cheese, parsley.

Preparation time: 15-20 minutes

Cooking time: around 30 minutes

Detailed Ingredients and Quantity

Beef1 lb ground beef
Onion1 onion, chopped
Garlic3 cloves garlic, minced
Chicken or beef broth4 cups chicken or beef broth
Potatoes4 large potatoes, peeled and diced
Tomatoes1 can diced tomatoes (14.5 oz)
Thyme1 tsp dried thyme
Salt and pepper to taste
Cheese and parsleyOptional: shredded cheddar cheese and chopped fresh parsley for serving

Steps to prepare sweet potato soup

  1. In a large pot or Dutch oven, cook ground beef over medium-high heat until browned and cooked through, breaking it up with a wooden spoon as it cooks.
  2. Chopped onion and minced garlic are cooked for a few minutes until the onion is softened and the garlic is fragrant.
  3. Pour in the chicken or beef broth, diced potatoes, canned tomatoes, and dried thyme. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Simmer for 20-25 minutes after the soup reached to boil, or until the potatoes are tender.
  5. Serve hot soup, topped with shredded cheddar cheese and chopped fresh parsley, which is optional.

Nutrients facts

This recipe makes approximately 6 servings. Here is an estimate of the nutrient content per serving:

  • Calories: 325
  • Protein: 21g
  • Fat: 16g
  • Carbohydrates: 23g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Sugar: 4g
  • Sodium: 800mg

Serving suggestions

This soup is delicious on its own, but you could also serve it with crusty bread or crackers for dipping. A side salad or steamed vegetables would also make a nice accompaniment.

Variations (similar kinds of soups with the same ingredients)

  1. Shepherd’s Pie: Use ground beef, onion, garlic, potatoes, and thyme to make a shepherd’s pie. Cook the ground beef with the onion and garlic, add in some frozen vegetables (such as peas and carrots), and top with mashed potatoes. Bake until the potatoes are golden brown.
  2. Beef and Potato Casserole: Layer sliced potatoes and ground beef in a baking dish, seasoning each layer with thyme, salt, and pepper. Pour beef broth over the top, and cover with foil to bake until the potatoes are tender and the beef is cooked through.
  3. Stuffed Baked Potatoes: Bake the potatoes and make them tender, then scoop out the flesh after cutting into half. Mix the potato flesh with cooked ground beef, diced tomatoes, and seasonings (such as thyme, salt, and pepper). Put the mixture back into the potato skins and bake properly.
  4. Meatball and Potato Skillet: Use ground beef, onion, garlic, and potatoes to make a skillet meal. Form meatballs and brown them in a skillet with the onion and garlic. Add in diced potatoes and beef broth, then simmer until the potatoes are tender and the meatballs are cooked through.

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