Simple Beef Soup Recipe

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Simple Beef Soup Recipe

Call it hamburger soup, or beef soup; whichever. This Simple Beef Soup Recipe is very good for a quick soup recipe. The weather here in Upper Michigan has been great with highs running up into the fifties, but a cool down started last night, putting everyone in the mood to have soup on the menu. I have wanted to make hamburger soup for some time know and took this as a good opportunity to give it a try. Unlike conventional soup that usually takes a lot of cooking time, this soup can be on the table in about an hour. The only thing I noticed is that there is no added salt to the recipe, which is a good thing so I prepared the recipe as written without adding any extra spices or in ingredients. This recipe is simple enough that it would be a great recipe to put together after work, or if you’re pinched for time, a quick recipe for when the kids get out of school. So if you looking for something quick give this Simple Beef Soup Recipe a try you and your family will love it.


1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef

1 cup onion (chopped)

4 cloves garlic (minced)

1 can crushed tomatoes (28 ounces)

6 cups water

6 beef bouillon cubes

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

1 1/2 cups frozen peas and carrots or frozen soup vegetables

1/2 cup orzo (uncooked)


1. Using a large skillet brown the ground beef, onion and garlic. Drain if necessary.

2. In a Dutch oven or large sauce pan combine the burger mixture, tomatoes, beef bouillon cubes, water and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook for 20 minutes.

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3. Add vegetables and orzo. Simmer for another 15 minutes or until vegetables are tender.

Serve hot-6 servings

Simple Beef Soup Recipe

Southwest Chili Recipe

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Southwest Chili Recipe

It’s cold outside. Hot chili sounded real good, but I wanted to try something a little different, so I decided on this Southwest Chili Recipe. I have found in the past; the best chili; is chili, that can simmer for at least a couple of hours. I didn’t have the time to prepare that type of chili recipe.

This Southwest Chili Recipe is a simple and quick recipe. One of the ingredients that caught my attention was the cinnamon. I wasn’t sure how this would mix in, but it turned out pretty good. The breakfast sausage in this recipe is probably the biggest variable because the taste will change with the sausage maker.

I have prepared recipes before that tasted really well with the first bite, but the more I ate, the less I liked it. This Southwest Chili Recipe was just the opposite. When I first tried it I thought it was pretty good; but the more I ate the better it tasted. I thought it was just me, but it was the same for my wife. So if you want to try something simple and good, give this Southwest Chili Recipe a try, and enjoy.


1 pound ground beef

1/2 bulk breakfast sausage

1 medium onion (chopped)

1 small green pepper (chopped)

2 garlic cloves (minced)

1 can whole tomatoes (28 ounces-undrained and coarsely chopped-I just broke them up a little bit while cooking)

1 can red kidney beans (16 ounces drained)

2 teaspoons chili powder

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon oregano

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper or to taste

1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese


1. Using a large skillet brown the ground beef and sausage along with the onion, garlic, and green pepper, until the meat is no longer pink inside.

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2. In a large kettle or Dutch oven combine the tomatoes, kidney beans, and thoroughly mix in all the seasoning.

3. Add the meat mixture to the tomato combination. Cook on medium high heat for about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. (Should be a slow boil)

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Serve hot garnished with shredded sharp cheddar

Tip: don’t omit the cheese it blends in perfectly with this recipe.

Southwest Chili Recipe