Whatever extra veggies, spices, herbs and any other ingredients you add, it’s very hard to go wrong with ground beef soup and the warm brothy taste that it’s well known for.
They are a perfect appetizer in the colder months when we need a steaming hot dish to keep us warm and can be perfect when curled up watching a movie or having as a late night snack.
A lot of the time we like to make ground beef soup a little meatier, however you can also make it more herb-like or infuse it with a whole range of ingredients where it can almost become an entirely new food with a drastically different taste.
Therefore, to make it easier to choose the right recipe for you, below we have narrowed down the 23 very best ground beef soup (see also our favorite keto-friendly ground beef recipes) recipes that you can stir up and get tucking into in no time.
1. Ground Beef Hamburger Soup
Hearty, healthy and perfect as some boiling hot comfort food, this recipe gets its name from the fact that it incorporates a whole variety of ingredients that can usually be found in a hamburger including sliced tomatoes, minced garlic, bay leaves and of course some ground beef to make the soup as meaty as possible.
If you’re interested in making your ground soup as filling and tasty as possible, this hamburger recipe is an excellent choice.
2. Ground Beef Vegetable Soup
If you’re looking for one of the healthiest kinds of ground beef soup recipes (see also ‘55 Soup Recipes You Have To Try‘) you can find, this recipe mixes together all the veggies you can think of including celery, green beans, peas, tomatoes and so much more that blend perfectly with the tender potatoes and ground beef.
While this ground beef recipe is an extremely nutritious treat all on its own, if you have any favorite vegetables you would like to see mixed in, don’t be afraid to customize this dish how you would like.
3. Meatball Soup
This recipe allows the standard ground beef soup to have a much meatier texture and taste with the ground beef being molded into meatballs which is mixed with some pasta and finished off with fresh parsley and even some parmesan cheese.
This is an excellent dish for those meat lovers who want a bit more of a potent taste in their ground beef soup, or for those who simply can’t get enough of the taste of meatballs.
4. Easy Ground Beef Soup
Sometimes it can take time making ground beef soup just the way we want it with all the necessary ingredients and preparation sometimes taking up to an hour.
This recipe avoids that issue, being ready in just 5 minutes by simply thoroughly cooking the beef over a medium heat, adding in some onions, tomato sauce and mixed vegetables, and that’s all there is to it to make this fast and delicious soup dish.
5. Noodles And Ground Beef Soup
This low calorie soup mixes the ground beef with green bell peppers and carrots for a bit of an extra crunch and about 4 cups of noodles to add a bit of unique variety which also makes this dish extremely filling.
Whether you choose to add in egg, ramen, udon (check out our favorite foods beginning with “U”) or any other type of noodles, the choice is entirely up to you and what you like the most.
6. Zucchini, Tomato And Ground Beef Soup
If you’ve never tried zucchini or at least have never tried mixing it with some ground beef soup, this recipe is the perfect excuse to as it makes for an incredible added ingredient that gives the soup a slightly more bitter but also sweet taste that makes for an incredibly rich flavor which is complemented perfectly with some diced tomatoes.
7. Hearty Beef Chili
Sometimes, all we need is a little bit of spice to switch up our favorite dish, and this is exactly the case with this hearty beef chili which incorporates red peppers and chipotle chili pepper to give an extra spicy kick to the ground beef which is blended in elegantly with the garlic and crushed tomatoes.
We recommend finishing this dish off with shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream and some chopped cilantro.
8. Taco Soup
While adding some tacos to a warm and steamy ground beef soup can seem strange at first, this recipe puts together bell peppers, black beans, tomatoes and of course the ground beef that is simmered on a medium heat allowing for a nice smooth base to sprinkle the tacos on top of when finished.
1 cup of tortilla chips is all you will need to add some variation to this recipe and always consider adding some sour cream for an extremely tasty finish.
9. Beef Goulash Soup
This old fashioned goulash soup recipe is a perfect option as a family dinner recipe that makes for an excellent treat when the kids are back from school or you have family guests coming over and want to add some variation to your ground beef soup.
This recipe fuses together elbow macaroni along with soy sauce and a hint of Italian seasoning to add a slightly bitter but still sweet kick to this already delicious traditional dish.
Some shredded cheddar cheese is a perfect final appetizer that will soak in well with this delicious ground beef mixture.
10. Beef & Macaroni Soup
Also commonly known as ‘Cowboy Soup’, this recipe can be made and ready to serve in as little as 30 minutes and adds in as many veggies as possible with a decent amount of macaroni, or any pasta of your choice, to make for an extremely nutritional ground beef soup.
When adding in the potatoes and carrots in this recipe, make sure to add them into the soup pot before the pasta since they can take a bit longer to cook thoroughly.
11. Busy Day Soup
As the name suggests, this ground beef recipe takes little to no time to whip up and prepare for when you have a slightly busier day.
However this is not to say it substitutes any flavor as the rich and savory broth mixed with the very tender pasta and mixed veg all help create an incredibly rich taste in the mouth.
All that is required is to add in each ingredient gradually starting with the beef and then the onions and finally the veg to create a filling dish for those more hectic days.
12. Ground Beef Cabbage Soup
Ready in just half an hour and perfect as a nutritious and healthy weeknight meal, all you need to do for this recipe is heat the beef until browned and then let the extra ingredients including tomato sauce and cabbage simmer on the stove top to create this protein rich and low carb delicious soup recipe.
13. Tortellini Beef Soup
This soup is one of the highlights of the fall seasons that can easily warm us up on those chillier days while also being incredibly tasty because of the particular use of tortellini which stands out from other pasta because it has a distinct cheesy flavor that is hard to replicate and makes for an incredibly satisfying dish.
14. Chuckwagon Ground Beef Soup
A soup hailing from the southwest and that incorporates a whole range of different ingredients, along with beans and chopped vegetables to add that extra bit of crunch alongside the ground beef, this soup also mixes in pinto beans to add that unique spicy flavor that makes this soup such a great delicacy for lunch or dinner, especially when served with fresh baked cornbread or biscuits (see also ‘33 Best Canned Biscuit Recipes‘).
15. Vermicelli Soup With Ground Beef
If you’ve never tried vermicelli then this is the perfect excuse to mix some in next time you decide to make a ground beef soup as this Indian delicacy, which is usually served alongside rice, is extremely sweet and adds a creamy flavor to the beef soup that instantly melts in the mouth, making for an incredibly unique and tasty appetizer.
16. Cheese Leek And Ground Beef Soup
If you’re a fellow cheese enthusiast and want as much of that creamy cheese sensation in your beef soup, look no further than this recipe which uses shredded and cream cheese along with 4 stalks of leeks (see also ‘23 Leek Recipes For The Whole Family‘) which provide which has the same flavor as an onion but a lot tamer so that it does not overpower the incredibly cheesy flavor of this dish.
17. Ground Beef And Orzo
The orzo mixed into this recipe helps to give the soup a much lighter and more refreshing taste which blends perfectly with the canned tomatoes and a great addition to compliment the meaty taste of the ground beef (see also our favorite ground bison recipes).
18. Calypso Beef Ground Soup
A Mediterranean twist on the regular ground beef soup recipe (see also ‘34 Amazing Instant Pot Soup Recipes You’re Going To Love‘), calypso has an incredibly unique lemon flavor which adds a flavorful and light taste to the soup that is largely complimented by the mixed in curry powder to make this one of the most unique ground beef dishes you can make right now.
19. Hungarian Mushroom And Ground Beef Soup
This recipe is all about the contrasting ingredients coming together to create one beef based soup bursting with flavor including paprika, lemon juice, sour cream and cilantro leaves to form this classic Hungarian dish.
20. Lasagna And Ground Beef Soup
This recipe combines 8 ounces of lasagna noodles with the ground beef along with extra additions such as red pepper flakes and dried oregano to make for a tasteful twist on the standard ground beef soup that is a must try for any lasagna enthusiast.
21. Hearty Italian Ground Beef Soup
A noticeable feature of many Italian dishes is the sheer variety of vegetables that are added, and this is the case with this extremely nutritional soup that uses everything from tomatoes to organos and thymes which are all elegantly complimented by some kosher salt to make this one of the healthiest ground beef soup recipes you can find.
22. Ground Beef And Sauerkraut Soup
If you have ever tried the incredibly spicy kimchi, sauerkraut tastes a lot like that but strips back a lot of the fiery spice which is mixed into this ground beef soup that is not only low in carbs, but also retains a hint of that spicy kick that really makes this recipe stand out.
23. Vietnamese Malabar Spinach Ground Beef Soup
Malibar spinach can commonly be found on vines in several areas of Vietnam and are a regular delicacy in the country.
They are known for possessing a mild and almost slimy taste which actually compliments the sweetness of veggie filled ground beef extremely well, making for an extremely appetizing soup if you can manage to get your hands on a few pounds of malabar spinach.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Long Does Ground Beef Soup Stay Good For?
The general rule of thumb is if you properly store ground beef soup in the refrigerator, it will remain fine to eat for 3 to 4 days before going bad and needing to be thrown out.
The soup can also be frozen however and stored for far longer, if placed in the freezer it can remain at its best quality for around 4 to 6 months, however it can still remain safe to eat even after that time.
Putting the soup in the freezer is a great choice when you either want to store a few soups together for one big occasion that’s coming up in a month or two, or if you simply want to make a big and filing ground beef soup filled with all the ingredients you could want, but you know you will be too busy in the near future to eat it.
Whether you want to add a bit of spice to your favorite warm dish or just want a meal that you know will fill you up for the day ahead, each of these recipes puts a unique spin on the regular ground beef soup recipe that is definitely worth trying out so you can find your new favorite recipe today.
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