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Slow Cooker Hamburger Soup

Hamburger Soup?! My kids get excited when they hear it's for dinner. This slow cooker hamburger soup is one of our easy crockpot soup recipes we keep in the meal plan rotation.

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For years I've had a great meal-prep habit. I buy ground beef in bulk, and then I cook it all at once with chopped peppers and onions. I freeze portions in zipper freezer bags so that I have them on hand for busy weeknights.

That way, I just have to thaw it overnight in order to make quick beef tacos, a one-pot pasta meal or this yummy hamburger soup. With the meat pre-cooked, this becomes a simple load-the-crockpot-and-walk-away meal, my favorite kind!

Cooking ground beef with peppers and onions in frying pan

Does this hamburger soup recipe have to cook in the crockpot?

This crockpot hamburger soup can also be cooked on the stove top, if you prefer. As long as your beef is pre-cooked, you can add all the ingredients to a large soup pot and simmer for 45-60 minutes, until the potatoes are tender.

What vegetables are in this soup?

I use mushrooms, carrots and red potatoes to go along with the onion and peppers that I put in my freezer-bagged ground meat mix. If you're not a fan of these vegetables, put in whatever your family likes. Good options are corn, a can of diced tomatoes, fresh zucchini or green beans.

This recipe is naturally gluten-free, since the main carb is the red potatoes. If you prefer, switch that up to rice or pasta!

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Printable Slow Cooker Hamburger Soup recipe

Yield: 6 servings

Hamburger Soup

Hamburger Soup

This easy Crockpot Hamburger Soup is a simple slow cooker recipe that makes the perfect comfort food.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 10 minutes


  • 1 lb ground beef, browned and drained
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 green pepper, diced
  • 4-5 red potatoes, cubed
  • 8oz white mushrooms, thickly sliced
  • 2 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 6 cups beef broth
  • 1 Tbsp oregano
  • 1 Tbsp basil
  • 1 Tbsp parsley


  • Add all ingredients to slow cooker and stir to combine.
  • Cook on low for 6-8 hours.
  • Amy@HomeRemedies

    Tuesday 10th of February 2015

    Great idea to cook up a large batch of hamburger and freeze some until needed! Why have I never thought of this? I always freeze it uncooked, then scramble to get the stuff defrosted in time to make dinner! This recipe sounds delicious - bonus points for being crock pot friendly! Thanks so much for sharing at Talented Tuesdays - and for the enlightenment!


    Wednesday 4th of February 2015

    What's not to love about a quick and easy crock pot meal.

    Thanks for sharing on Tasty Tuesdays. Hope you will join us next week.

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