I was asked if I could share my recipe for Hamburger Soup and so that is what my post will be today. I doubled the recipe and changed a few things which I will put in brackets.
1 tbsp olive oil (since I doubled it I used 2)
1 diced onion (used 2 and could actually have used a third as my onions were fairly small)
6 cloves garlic minced (I used preminced and used about a tsp)
1 lb beef (I used 2 lbs)
1 tsp oregano (I used 2 tsp)
5 stalks celery (used this amount)
4 diced carrots (I used large ones and added another 2)
salt, pepper, garlic powder (used to taste)
4 diced potatoes (used this amount)
1 28 oz can of diced tomatoes (I used 2 cans)
10 cups of beef broth (I used 3 cups of beef stock mixed with the same amount of water and 8 cups of the beef broth...I did add about 2 cups of water nearer the end)
4 cups shredded cabbage (I used 8 cups shredded cabbage, cause we like cabbage, you could use a bit more or a bit less)
In a soup pot heat the oil over medium and once hot add the onion and minced garlic. Sauté until the onion is soft and the garlic is fragrant. Add the ground beef and breaking it up with a spoon allow the beef to brown. Season with the oregano, salt, pepper and granulated garlic to your taste.
Once the beef is browned add in the celery, carrots, and potatoes, stir. Add the diced tomatoes with their juice and stir again. Cook for a few minutes.
Add the beef broth and the shredded cabbage, stir. Allow to simmer for at least 30 minutes or until the carrots and potatoes are cooked. This is where I added some more water.
Taste and add more herbs and spices if desired. I also added some frozen green beans and peas about 1 cup of each. I like a soup that is full of veggies.
By doubling the recipe I got lots to freeze to pull out on those days I just don't feel like cooking.
Hope you all like it.
Everybody have a wonderful evening.