Easy Hamburger Soup

This soup, you guys. I’m a little bit in love with it.

The way it disguises itself as a bowl of chili, making me expect a spicy, tomato heavy dish, but has a mellow, comforting flavor instead. How it tastes topped with fresh sliced avocado, like my favorite hamburger mashed into a thick, hot broth. The way a grain-free bun replacement and a side of fries are not needed, because the sweet potato and carrots fill the void. The way a whole pot of soup, plus extra for freezing, can be prepped in less time than it takes to watch an episode of New Girl or a rerun of Friends, and can be left to cook while you actually watch your favorite sitcom. Or I guess you could do something more productive too.

If you’re into that sorta thing.

Make a pot of hamburger soup, top it with sliced avocado and sit on the couch to watch your favorite show. Being productive isn’t always what it’s cracked up to be.

Hamburger Soup
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Serves: 6-8
  • 1 Tablespoon ghee (or cooking fat of choice)
  • 2 Cloves garlic (minced)
  • ½ Yellow onion (diced)
  • 2 Pounds ground beef
  • 5 Carrots (diced)
  • 1 Medium sweet potato (cut into cubes)
  • 2 Medium tomatoes (diced)
  • 4 Cups broth (chicken or beef)
  • 6 Ounces tomato paste
  • 1 Tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1 Tablespoon paprika
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. In a soup pot over medium heat, heat your cooking fat of choice. Cook the garlic and onion until the onion is translucent. Add the ground beef and brown.
  2. Add in the carrots and sweet potato and cook an additional 5 minutes.
  3. Cover with the diced tomatoes, broth and tomato paste.
  4. Reduce the heat to medium-low and stir in the parley and paprika.
  5. Let simmer until the vegetables are completely cooked through. (30-60 minutes)
  6. For a faster meal, completely cook the vegetables before adding the broth. On the other hand, cook the vegetables less and let simmer on low for 1-2 hours.
  7. Season with salt and pepper to taste, and serve.

For a freezer meal, store half the cooked soup in a zip-lock bag and freeze up to 2-3 months.

Hamburger Soup

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