Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Hamburger Soup

It was nasty outside today.  It rained and hailed and the wind blew. It was a good soup day.  But I didn't make soup today. 
Then why did I title my blog post 'hamburger soup?"

Well I got this e-mail today from my friend Tomi:
I made Hamburger Soup today. You gave me the recipe years and years ago back in Elko. Every time I make it I think of you.

The first time I had Hamburger soup was at your house. It was game night, and you were hosting. Dink and Cash were there too. I think we played Trivial Pursuit that night-and it was a hotly contested game. Good times!!!

It made me smile to think of old times and old friends.   And I'm glad to know that the Hamburger Soup lives on.  The Handyman hates the name, but he likes the soup.
Years ago... 2008...I had a very short-lived 'soup' blog and I posted Hamburger Soup.    I thought it would be a good day to repost it.   A windy "lion" kind of March day.
Monday spring will be here--can't be soon enough for me!

Here is the original post of Hamburger Soup on my soup blog  "Ahhhsome Soups"
(it's basically just  a beef vegetable and barley soup, made with ground beef, but it's really good.  These pictures are old.  I had to steal them from my old blog---taken with my old camera)

Hamburger Soup

1 to 1 1/2 pound lean ground beef
4 cups beef broth
4 cups water
16 oz can chopped tomatoes
1 medium onion--chopped
2 carrots--sliced
2 ribs of celery--sliced
1/3 cup pearl barley
1/4 cup ketchup
2 tsp. season salt
1 tsp. dried basil
1 bay leaf

Brown the ground beef, drain off the grease. Add water and remaining ingredients in order given. Simmer for 2 hours or until the vegetables are tender.


Brenda said...

I bet it is good, as soon as I saw ketchup, I wanted to make it, lol. Hey, I hear you're going to be hosting Cookbook Sundays. Great news!!! Can't wait!

bermudaonion said...

I'll have to print this out. I love soup and this recipe sounds easy!

MM said...

What a great email!
Every time I make your Pepper Special Sandwiches--my husband's favorite--he says, "I love your friend in Nevada."
I remember your soup blog.!

raidergirl3 said...

Seriously, that is the best soup in the world.

I make mine with tomato soup, not ketchup, but that's just potato/potahto.
And it freezes the best, so there's always a tub in the freezer, ready to take to someone with a new baby. Bonus - toddlers will usually eat it.

Karen said...

I've never made soup using ground meat, but this sounds good! There's a restaurant here that makes a different homemade soup each day and one of them is a hamburger soup.

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