A bowl of Hearty Bean and Hamburger Soup really hits-the-spot on a cold winters day. It’s loaded with marvelous flavors and texture and is naturally gluten-free. Trust me, this lip-smacking soup gives me the energy to keep going all day long.
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I enjoy having a big pot of soup cooking on the stove-top. It smells so good and I love coming home from work, heating up a couple of bowls of soup and having dinner ready in minutes. Generally, soup is better the day after you make it anyway.
A typical question is, “What should I make for dinner?” I found uncooked ground hamburger, a bunch of fresh vegetables in my refrigerator and beans in my pantry. That’s when I decided since these ingredients were at my fingertips, it’s soup time! Bingo! Good ole’ fashioned Hearty Bean and Hamburger Soup to the rescue!
(I Heart Salad is always good paired with soup!)
In a skillet, I browned 1 1/2 pounds of ground beef (I used 85% ground chuck). While the meat was browning, I poured the tomato juice into a stockpot and turned it on medium heat.
With the meat and juice heating up, I peeled, cleaned and chopped all the veggies that would go into the soup. Once the tomato juice came to a boil the vegetables were added. Next, I covered the pot with a lid and let the soup cook until the veggies were tender.
Once the veggies were tender I added the drained beans and hamburger. Finally, the soup simmered until we were ready for dinner. Within 45 minutes the hubby and I were enjoying this amazing pot of delicious, hot soup! It made plenty so we would be eating leftovers!
Beans are one of the most healthy and nutritious vegetables. A good source of protein, high in fiber, and low in fat and cholesterol. In addition, they are highly adaptable, go well with many ingredients and there are many different varieties to choose from.
See those charming rustic stoneware soup bowls? Purchased years ago, they certainly do come in handy and are the perfect portion size for me. If you like them you can find similar soup bowls here > Rustic Crock Soup Bowls or here > Stoneware Soup Bowls w/Lids and Spoons that fit into Handles.
Oh, by the way, did I mention this recipe is gluten-free?
What is your favorite kind of homemade soup?
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