Ground Pot Ground Beef Stew is a simple, delicious, and healthy meal perfect for any night of the week.
Hamburger soup is a pretty classic and simple soup. I remember my mom making various versions of it when I was a kid. I don’t think she ever really followed a recipe. She used the vegetables that she had on hand and used ground beef because it was a cheap cut of meat and it was easy to stretch in a soup.
There are many recipes for hamburger soup out there and I often change it up, just like my mom did, to use what I have on hand..
I recently made a crock pot version and my family loved it.
Well, okay I will admit that my son was not a fan of this. There are too many things that he does not like in it, but he is my picky eater and I don’t count it when he doesn’t like something. If he had his way we would eat pizza, hamburgers, and hot dogs every night. The rest of the family really enjoyed this.
This recipe reminded me more of a stew than a soup, so although it is a pretty basic hamburger soup, I am calling it stew. It is hearty and filling and more stew like in my opinion.
The day I made this soup I had a couple of sweet potatoes that needed used up, so I used them in place of regular potatoes. My husband and I really liked the flavor they added to the soup, so I will definitely do that again. If you don’t have sweet potatoes, just use regular potatoes instead.
I also had a couple of cups of shredded cabbage in the fridge that needed used up, so I added that to the soup as well. We really like that addition as well and it was a good way to use up something that might have gone to waste otherwise.
You probably get the idea here that hamburger soup/stew is one of those meals that you can just add whatever you want to. You can add peas or corn to hamburger soup. I have even had it with green beans added. This really is a use what you have on hand type of meal.
The spices that I used in this lean towards the spicy Mexican side with chili powder and cumin, but again you could easily add Italian type seasonings to this instead and it would still be great.
- 2 pounds ground beef
- 1 onion, diced
- 1 can beef broth, I use a gluten-free or homemade beef broth
- 2 cups water
- 2- 14 ounce cans diced tomatoes
- 2 potatoes or sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
- 4 carrots, peeled and cut into pieces
- 1 bell pepper, diced
- 2 cups shredded cabbage
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons chili powder
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- In a skillet cook ground beef and onion until beef is cook through and onion is tender. Drain off any fat.
- Add ground beef mixture and remaining ingredients to crock pot. Stir well.
- Cook on low for 6-7 hours or until vegetables are tender.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 414Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 101mgSodium: 845mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 5gSugar: 7gProtein: 35g
Nutritional values are approxomite and aren't always accurate.