My mom used to make something like this Simple Hamburger Soup every Wednesday night before church. She called it “Beef Garden Casserole” and usually baked biscuits on top and on the side. I remember coming home from sports practices, starving, and so excited to eat this meal along with several biscuits dripping with butter.
Ah, the memories.
I’ve been making this for my own family during the last 22 years, and even though it started out as a simple recipe, I’ve simplified it even more. I now skip the biscuits altogether. I often make it ahead of time so all I have to do is rewarm it and serve.
But then there’s the fact that some people in my family don’t like corn. Of all things not to like, right? So I usually make corn on the side for people to stir in if they like.
Also? I don’t make this as a casserole. It goes into bowls like soup, then we top it with shredded cheese. It’s still one of my favorite meals, and it always reminds me of my mom. You’ll love how easy this is!
Simple Hamburger Soup
- 1 pound hamburger
- 3 Tablespoons minced onion
- 2-3 cups frozen green beans
- 2-3 cups frozen corn (optional)
- 32-ounces tomato soup
- Sea salt to taste
- 1 cup shredded Colby jack or cheddar cheese
- Brown hamburger and minced onion until meat is no longer pink.
- Meanwhile, steam green beans in a separate pot until they are tender.
- Stir together cooked meat mixture, green beans, corn, and tomato soup.
- Simmer until bubbly, salting liberally.
- Serve in bowls with shredded cheese if desired.
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Can you please specify what type of tomato soup you use? Is it 32 Oz homemade tomato soup, 32 Oz prepared canned tomato soup etc.? Thank you, looks yummy
Homemade or purchased is just fine. Lately I’ve been using this one: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00P5WYVCG?ie=UTF8&tag=wwwheavenlyho-20&camp=1789&linkCode=xm2&creativeASIN=B00P5WYVCG&th=1
Kara Mayfield says
I’m curious what tomato soup you use for this soup?
Right now I have a case of this on hand that I’m using: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00P5WYVCG?ie=UTF8&tag=wwwheavenlyho-20&camp=1789&linkCode=xm2&creativeASIN=B00P5WYVCG&th=1 It’s super good!
Rhoades Family says
This is definitely in our family’s future—thank you so much!
Fun to hear that you were into sports like your boys are now…what sports did you do?
I played volleyball, basketball, and ran track. Now, that doesn’t mean I was good at any of those sports, but I did them. ;)
I made this soup last night and it was delicious! I used one 10 oz can of tomato soup plus two cans of water. Thank you for a great, simple recipe. I’ll definitely make it again.
I make a similar soup- Hamburger vegetable barley soup. Directions are on the package of Quaker barley. So simple and good! I usually double the recipe.