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Hamburger Soup

Author Joy in Every Season


  • 2 # lean ground beef
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 4 carrots peeled and small chopped
  • 4 celery stalks small chopped
  • 1 small yellow onion small chopped
  • 4 TBSP tomato paste
  • 3 cloves fresh garlic crushed
  • 1 can 14.5 oz diced tomatoes
  • 7 cups organic beef broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 TBSP BBQ spice seasoning
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 3/4 # pasta I used Orecchiette, but any small pasta will do
  • 1 cup frozen corn


  • In large soup pot, over med high heat, cook ground beef, seasoned with salt & pepper, until well browned.
  • Remove ground beef (drain excess fat if necessary) and set aside.
  • Add carrots, celery, and onion to soup pot and saute until tender.
  • Add ground beef back to soup pot.
  • Add tomato paste and garlic. Stir to combine and cook for 4-5 minutes.
  • Add diced tomatoes, beef broth, water, BBQ spice, oregano, and cayenne pepper. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cook for 45-60 minutes (this gives the flavors time to develop).
  • At this point you can remove from heat and finish prior to serving.
  • To serve, bring back to a boil, add pasta and cook until pasta is al-dente (according to pasta cooking directions).
  • Add frozen corn the last few minutes of pasta cooking time.
  • Top with freshly grated parmesan cheese if desired.
  • Enjoy!