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Hamburger soup in a white bowl. A spoon is on the right and a pile of crackers on the left.
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5 from 2 votes

Easy Hamburger Soup

This easy hamburger soup is hearty and delicious. With ground beef, barley and vegetables in a tomato base it is a soup that the whole family can enjoy.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 15 mins
Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 213kcal
Author: Deanna


  • 1 1/2 Pounds Lean ground beef
  • 2 1/2 Cups Carrots diced small
  • 1/2 Cup Pearl barley
  • 1 28 oz Can Diced tomatoes
  • 1 Can Tomato soup
  • 2 Cups Water
  • 4 Cups Beef broth
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Onion flakes
  • Salt & Pepper to taste


  • In a large pot or dutch oven, brown the beef on medium heat, then drain any fat.
  • Add the remaining ingredients to the pot, stir to combine, then place the lid on the pot. Turn the burner to low and simmer for 2 hours.
  • Serve with crusty bread, crackers or dinner rolls.

To make this hamburger soup in a slow cooker

  • Brown the beef in a large skillet on the stove, then drain and add to the slow cooker.
  • Add the remaining ingredients, stir to combine and place the lid on the cooker.
  • Cook on low for 6-8 hours then serve.


Calories: 213kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 694mg | Potassium: 756mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 6826IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 3mg