Hamburger Soup // Easy Weeknight Dinners

Easy Weeknight Dinners // Well Whipperberry friends, it's September and I think it's safe to say that almost all of us are back to the school routine, no? We are here, and I have to say that I really love this time of year!

I love it even though for so many of us this means weeknights filled with activities, sports and rushed evenings. And this can also mean that dinners can be a challenge, but they don't have to be! With a little planning and some healthy ingredients, you can have hearty and delicious meals on your table in no time!

I actually think I love meals the most! Hearty. Fall. Meals. Yes, please! So today, it's all about fall. Fall and great dinners!

Hamburger Soup {A Pretty Life}


This Hamburger Soup is the perfect weeknight meal. It's chock full of yummy seasonal vegetables and meat. This recipe is also great because it makes a big batch, which means that you can serve half now, and freeze half for later! ~ happy dance ~ Or use the leftovers in thermoses for the kids lunches. Now we're talkin!


Ingredients: 1 1/2 to 2 lbs of ground beef 1 onion, chopped finely 1 – 28 oz can of diced tomatoes 2 cups water 3 – 10 oz cans of consomme 1 – 5 oz can of tomato paste 5 carrots, chopped finely 4 celery sticks, chopped finely 1 bay leaf 1 tsp thyme salt & pepper to taste Instructions:

  1. In skillet, brown the ground beef and onions. Then drain.
  2. In a soup pot, combine all of the ingredients, including the cooked ground beef.
  3. Simmer in a covered pot for at least 1 1/2 to 2 hours, making sure to stir it occasionally.



Serve with crusty bread or crackers and cheese! Now tummies are full and everyone is happy! :)

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For more delicious fall meal ideas, come on over!


Sweet & Sour Meatballs | Creamy Chicken Stew | Classic Meatloaf

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Have a delicious day! Signature


  1. says

    Your soup looks wonderful! Now that the weather is FINALLY starting to cool down a little I can't wait to start making more soups! This sounds delicious!


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