Thursday, January 28, 2010

Hamburger Soup (Freezer Meal and Crockpot Meal)

Thanks to M. in my freezer meal group for this super yummy soup and recipe! I cooked it in my crockpot all day and it turned out great. I did end up adding a few things that my family likes to the soup like the diced tomatoes just for fun and served it with Lion House whole wheat bread. It was a wonderful and hearty soup for a cold winter night.

Hamburger Soup

1 lb hamburger
1 onion, chopped
3 carrots (or as many as you'd like)
4 cups water
4 teaspoons beef bouillon granuales
1 can cut green beans, drained
1 can corn, undrained
2 potatoes, peeled and diced
salt and pepper to taste
1 can of petite diced tomatoes, drained
1/2 cup ketchup
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon of garlic pepper blend

Freezer Meal:
Brown hamburger and onion with salt and pepper and drain. In a stockpot add the drained hamburger onion mixture, water, bouillon, potatoes, and carrots and cook until potatoes are almost done. Then add the green beans, corn, and diced tomatoes. Cook for 5 minutes. Add ketchup and remaining ingredients and simmer for 5 minutes. Cool and freeze. To serve thaw the soup and then heat in a pot or add to a crockpot partially frozen and cook on low for 4-5 hours.
Crockpot Meal Directions:
Brown hamburger with onion and salt and pepper, drain. Add hamburger mixture and other ingredients to a crockpot and heat all day on low.


Julia said...

Wow. Just found this blog, and I am loving it already. I'm going to have to make up a grocery list so I can try these!

Jenni said...

Yay! I'm glad you like it Julia!:)