When I was a child, my grandmother used to make hamburger soup, only she called it “poor man’s soup.” I guess this pot of simmering goodness got it’s moniker because hamburger is much cheaper to buy than other cuts of beef like stew meat. I really didn’t care what it was called as long as there was enough for me to get seconds.

I’m telling ya, this soup was and is GOOD. It’s a soup that almost everyone loves, including those pesky picky eaters. The folks who do not love it simply haven’t tried it yet. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

Will you be making this hamburger soup anytime soon? If so, please let me know how it turns out for you in the comments. I always love hearing from you. I promise you, you will love this amazing soup. It puts the canned stuff to shame.


2-3 pounds of hamburger (can substitute ground turkey)
1 head of cabbage, chopped
2 cup celery, diced
2 cup white or yellow onion, diced
1 green bell pepper, diced
2-3 cloves garlic, minced
5-6 cups beef broth
2 – 14 oz can basil, oregano, garlic diced tomatoes
2 teaspoon oregano
2 teaspoon basil
½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
few shakes of black pepper
½ teaspoon salt (optional)

Brown your hamburger before adding to crock pot.
Put all the ingredients in the crock pot, stir it around
Cook on high between 5-6 hours
or cook on low between – 6-8 hours

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