Before we get into the specifics of this amazing slow cooker hamburger soup, I want to give a little backstory on this recipe.
A Trip Down Hamburger Soup Memory Lane
When my oldest daughter Heather was little, I used to take her to a co-op preschool where the parents were involved in helping. Every year we would read the story “Stone Soup” by Ann McGovern to the kids and then make our own version of it to eat for lunch.
I loved that story and have thought about it throughout the years. I was always amazed how just throwing a bunch of ingredients like vegetables and meat together could make such a yummy soup. At the preschool, we were all given an assignment of something to bring to throw into our “Stone Soup”, and it always turned out delicious. This is how our slow cooker hamburger soup came about.
Crockpot Hamburger Soup is Born!
Since then I have made several versions of that soup recipe, but I usually just call it crock pot Hamburger Soup. I love to just throw it all into the crock pot in the morning and then enjoy it for dinner that night. You could always make it fun for your little ones, and read them the story to go along with it. Of course we always added a stone, (a clean one) to the soup. It brings back fun memories of when my kids were little.
You can easily adapt this crockpot hamburger soup recipe to whatever vegetables your family enjoys. Our family really likes grean beans, carrots, celery, tomatoes and onions. But your crockpot hamburger vegetable soup can include all your personal favorites. Have fun with this slow cooker hamburger soup recipe and make it into a family tradition of your own!
Try This Crock Pot Hamburger Soup Recipe Today
- 1 lb.ground beef, browned
- 5 potatoes, peeled and diced
- 1 can diced tomatoes
- 1 can tomato soup
- 4 stalks celery, chopped
- 4 carrots, sliced
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 can green beans
- 1 envelope onion soup mix
- (Optional: add whatever vegies you like: corn, peas, broccoli, etc.)
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- Put all cut vegetables in a crock pot. Put in enough water to just cover.
- Add the soup, soup mix and hamburger.
- Cover and cook on high 6 hours.
- Salt and Pepper to taste.
- Serve with a slice of french bread.
For other amazing soup recipe suggestions that you can cook in a slow cooker, try out this Slow Cooker Chicken and Biscuit Soup Recipe!
My family loved it. I added extra pepper to make it spicy
My other half is deathly allergic to onion…is there any other soup mix that I could use instead of onion soup?
mushroom soup, Ranch seasoning or Taco seasoning
You could season it yourself with garlic/garlic powder, celery salt, oregano, basil, salt, pepper and anything else you wanted. 🙂 That’s what I do.
Laura F Craft says
i make this all the time but the Betty Crocker recipe uses 1tbsp of brown bouquet in the bottle n salt ,pepper n a bay leaf-its called Autumn Soup-try that one
Shirley Easter says
I use 2 packages of brown gravy mix and beef broth. Everyone loves it.
What about adding a block of cream cheese at the end to make the juice creamy? I just finished adding all of the ingredients to the crockpot! I can’t wait to eat dinner!
Thank you everyone for the ideas!