Our Ground Beef Soup is a delightful mix of hearty ingredients that promises to satisfy your hunger while being kind to your wallet.
Think of lean ground beef, a medley of vegetables, and the robust flavors of tomatoes and Italian seasoning, all coming together in a soup that feels like a warm hug.
This soup is not just a meal; it’s a smart choice for those busy days. It’s easy to make, great for meal prep, and even better as leftovers.
So, roll up your sleeves and let’s dive into the simplicity and goodness of this wholesome soup!
How to Prepare This Meal
Preparing this Ground Beef Soup is as easy as it gets, and here’s how you can whip up this comforting bowl of goodness in your kitchen:
- Start with the Base: Begin by cooking the onion, lean ground beef, and minced garlic in a pot. You’ll want to cook them until the beef is no longer pink. Remember to drain any excess fat after cooking.
- Add the Essentials: Once your base is ready, toss in the diced potatoes, beef broth, canned diced tomatoes (along with their juice), condensed tomato soup, Worcestershire sauce, Italian seasoning, and a bay leaf. Give everything a good stir, cover the pot, and let it simmer for about 10 minutes. This allows the flavors to meld beautifully.
- Vegetable Time: After simmering, add in your mixed vegetables, whether fresh or frozen. Let the soup continue to simmer for another 15-20 minutes, or until the potatoes are perfectly tender.
And there you have it! A pot full of hearty, nourishing Ground Beef Soup that’s perfect for any day of the week. Serve it hot and enjoy the rich, comforting flavors.
Ground Beef Soup
- 1 pound lean ground beef
- 1 onion diced
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 2 medium potatoes peeled and diced
- 3 ½ cups beef broth
- 28 ounces canned diced tomatoes with juice
- 1 can condensed tomato soup
- 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 1 bay leaf
- salt and pepper to taste
- 3 cups mixed vegetables fresh or frozen
- Cook the onion, ground beef, and garlic in a pan until the beef is thoroughly cooked with no pink remaining. Then, remove any excess grease.
- Add the potatoes, broth, diced tomatoes, tomato soup, Worcestershire sauce, Italian seasoning, and bay leaves to the pan. Cover and allow it to simmer for about 10 minutes.
- Stir in the mixed vegetables and continue simmering for another 15-20 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender.
- Serve and enjoy!
Storing Your Ground Beef Soup
One of the great things about this Ground Beef Soup is how well it stores, making it a fantastic option for meal prep or for those days when you need a quick reheatable meal. Here’s how you can store it to maintain its freshness and flavor:
In the Refrigerator:
- Cooling Down: Allow the soup to cool to room temperature before storing. This prevents condensation inside the container which can make the soup soggy.
- Selecting Containers: Use airtight containers for storage. Glass containers are great as they don’t retain odors and are easy to clean.
- Refrigerate: Store the soup in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. Make sure the containers are sealed well.
In the Freezer:
- Prep for Freezing: If you plan to freeze the soup, it’s a good idea to leave a little space at the top of each container as the soup will expand when frozen.
- Label and Freeze: Label the containers with the date so you can keep track of how long they’ve been in the freezer. The soup can be frozen for up to 3 months.
- Thawing: If frozen, thaw the soup in the refrigerator overnight.
- Warm Up: Reheat the soup in a saucepan over medium heat until it’s hot all the way through. If it’s too thick, you can add a bit of water or broth to adjust the consistency.
By storing your Ground Beef Soup properly, you can enjoy its hearty and comforting taste whenever you like!