March 31, 2009


Hamburger Soup – What’s for Dinner Wednesday

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Welcome to What’s for Dinner Wednesday (gluten-free style). At the end of my recipe you will find links to other blogs with gluten-free dinner ideas. We would love for you to join by adding your link. If you have not participated before, please read the guidelines here.

I wasn’t sure I would have a recipe to post this week because I made so many dinners from last week’s WFDW recipes. There were several pasta dishes last week which inspired me to make my own pasta dish using what I had on hand. I wanted to show you my picture.

pasta, veggies & meat

I mixed gluten-free penne tossed in olive oil, a little bacon, leftover chicken, broccoli, and zucchini. I added basil and seasoned salt. The family really liked it. Now on to my recipe.

Spring is here, but it is still cool in Maryland. Cool enough that I made soup the other evening. I had some ground beef to use and pulled out this recipe which I hadn’t used in a while. I used 1 1/2 pounds ground beef because my boys like a meaty soup. After dinner, son #2 said, “That’s my favorite soup!” I made it in the pressure cooker, but it can also be done in the crock pot or on the stovetop.

Hamburger Soup



Pressure cooker: Brown and drain the ground beef. In pot combine water or broth, onion, potatoes (cut in 1/2 inch pieces), carrots and celery (whole) and bay leaf. Bring to high pressure and cook for 4 minutes. Bring pressure down under cold running water. Remove lid and slice the carrots and celery. Stir in the thyme, basil, salt, and pepper.

Crock pot: Brown and drain the ground beef. Lightly sauté the onion. Dice the potatoes (pretty small), thinly slice the carrots and celery. Add everything to the crock pot and cook on low 8 – 12 hours or high 3 – 5 hours.

Stovetop: Brown and drain the ground beef. Combine all ingredients in a pot and cook until the vegetables are tender.

If you are a reader who benefits from this blog carnival, please consider leaving comments to let people know you appreciate their ideas.

1. Brian (Enchiladas)
2. Rachel (Beef Curry)
3. Jessie (Simple Salmon)
4. Wendy (Turkey Meatball Stroganoff)
5. The W.H.O.L.E. Gang-Veg Huevos Rancheros
6. Gina (Steak, roasted potatoes)
7. Melanie (Potato salad and more)

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Yum! I think I'll try this with my boys. Thanks! I hope I make it to the carnival this week, I have been out of town.
I feel naughty... I'm already leaving comments on others What's for Dinner Wednesday blogs. It all looks so good. This is a great idea by the way. I could almost always make this soup (these ingredients are always on hand.) I'll have to try it out.
That pasta dish looks great. A friend of mine used to make a soup like yours. She called it Hobo soup and said her grandfather made it during the Depression.
Brilliant! I love tasty, quick to put together and hands off cooking. I'm sneaking this into my menu this week for lunch.
This looks really good! Thanks for the recipe. I hardly ever make soups, but now I'm not sure why. It sounds so simple! I'll have to give it a try soon.
This looks like a great hearty soup. I'll have to try it, I think my daughter would love it. Thanks
That looks really good. I'll have to try it. Thanks for sharing!
Okay, I'm trying this the stovetop way with leftover ground beef. Wish me luck! :)

I need a pressure cooker!

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