I like my burgers with all the ﬁxin’s: onion, tomato, cheese, bacon. When I ﬁrst tried Hamburger Soup, incorporating all those ingredients into one dish, I was in heaven. The buns act like a sponge, soaking in all the ﬂavors, similar to the function of a bread bowl.
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 40 minutes
- Total Time: 55 minutes
- Yield: Serves 6
- Category: Soups
- 1 pound lean ground beef
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 3 1/2 cups beef broth
- 1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 2 hamburger buns, torn into 2-inch pieces
- 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- 4 bacon slices, cooked and roughly chopped, for garnish
- In a large pot, cook the ground beef, onion, and garlic. Add the salt and pepper.
- Add the broth, tomatoes, tomato paste, and Worcestershire sauce and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 20 to 25 minutes.
- Add the bun pieces and 3/4 cup of the cheese and cook for 10 minutes more. The soup should be thick and the buns dissolved.
- Ladle into Serve topped with the remaining cheese and the bacon.
Keywords: hamburger, hamburger soup, burger