Hamburger Vegetable Soup Recipe With Healthy Tomatoes

By | April 30, 2009

Quick Hamburger Delicious Soup Recipe

Hamburger Ingredients

4 ounce ground beef, extra lean
3 cups beef broth, reduced sodium
4 ounce ground turkey, uncooked
1 can (14 ½ ounce) tomatoes, diced and un-drained
1 medium onion, chopped fine
1 celery stalk, sliced
1 carrot, shredded coarsely
1 clove garlic, minced
1 medium potato, chopped
½ teaspoon fresh rosemary or ¼ teaspoon dried, crushed rosemary
1 teaspoon fresh thyme or ¼ teaspoon dried, crushed thyme
½ tablespoon fresh sage or ½ teaspoon dried, crushed sage
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Fresh sage, optional


  1. Combine the ground beef, ground turkey, carrots, onion, garlic and celery in a medium size Dutch oven. Cook the mixture over medium heat until the onions are tender and the meat is brown. Tilt the oven on one side and push the inner mixture on the opposite side.
  2. After about 10 minutes the fat will be collected on the tilted side. Drain off the excess fat from the mixture and stir in the reduced sodium beef broth and tomatoes. Add all the herbs, namely the thyme, sage, rosemary, salt and freshly ground pepper to the beef mixture in the oven.
  3. Bring the beef mixture with broth to the boil over medium heat. Add chopped potatoes and reduce the heat. Cover the lid and let the contents simmer over low heat for about 10 to 12 minutes or until the vegetables turn tender. Serve the soup hot in soup bowls. Garnish with additional fresh sage if desired. This recipe makes 6 servings.

Health Tip:

  • Quick hamburger soup is a low calorie soup recipe which provides about 103 calories, 10 gm carbohydrates, 10 gm proteins and 2 gm total fat (1 gm saturated fat and 19 mg cholesterol) per serving.
  • This recipe can be considered a high sodium soup recipe as it provides about 418 mg sodium per serving. So if you are on a reduced sodium diet and want to include this soup recipe in your meal then balance your intake of other sodium rich foods accordingly. Avoid adding additional salt to the soup and use low sodium beef broth to reduce the total sodium content of the soup.
  • The beef used in this recipe is extra lean, but make sure that the turkey you use is also without the skin. This is because the major fat is situated below the skin of the meat. Also make sure to drain all the excess fat thoroughly in step 1 to keep the total fat and cholesterol content of this recipe low.