Ground Beef Vegetable Soup

This hearty and delicious ground beef vegetable soup recipe is deliciously seasoned and so flavorful, loaded with lean ground beef, diced red potatoes, mixed vegetables, all in a delicious broth and super easy to make. The perfect comfort food recipe when the weather calls for something hearty and warm.

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If you love soup, I have another great recipe to add to your rotation. This delicious variation on the classic vegetable beef soup uses ground beef instead of cubed and frozen mixed vegetables to give you all the flavor of classic vegetable beef soup without all the work of extra chopping and searing. I love to make this soup for family meals any time of year because all of the ingredients are readily available any time, and it’s always so satisfying.

Ground Beef Vegetable Soup

This delicious soup has a few things going for it. To begin with, using ground beef and frozen mixed vegetables cuts down the prep time for this recipe drastically while still delivering the flavors we expect in a soup like this. In addition, it has this perfect dichotomy of light and hearty, which makes it perfect for both spring and summer meals as well as fall and winter. Finally, it’s actually quite healthy. Using lean ground beef in the soup gives you a dish full of lean protein and tons of vegetables. It’s all the food groups!

Hamburger Soup with Vegetables

Some people call this ground beef vegetable soup hamburger soup, but I tend to stick with this name. Hamburger soup is actually another kind of soup altogether. However, both fit. I love how tasty the hamburger is in this soup and how convenient it makes the entire cooking process. I think you will, too, once you give this recipe a try.

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Possible Variations

The great thing about this soup is how easy it is to tailor it to your specific tastes. You can change up all kinds of things in this recipe to make it your own.

Different Meat

If you’re trying to avoid saturated fat, you can use ground turkey or chicken in this recipe. For a different flavor twist, try browning up ground Italian or breakfast sausage to go in this soup. They’re all tasty.

Different Veggies

This classic version uses frozen mixed vegetables, but you can use any vegetables that you like. You’ll find a wide variety of options in the frozen section of your local grocery store. The sky is really the limit when it comes to veggies in this soup. One vegetable that I love in this soup is cabbage. It works very well in this dish. You can even add peas, carrots, or green beans.

Add Rice or Pasta

You can add rice or pasta to this soup, as well. They make a nice texture and flavor addition to the ground beef and vegetables.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Before you dive into this recipe, take a look at this FAQ. It answers all the most commonly asked questions about this soup, so it’s worth taking a look.

What is the Best Cut of Meat for Vegetable Beef Soup?

Of course, ground beef works. It’s right there in the title. If you’re making traditional beef soup, however, you’ll want to use one of the following cuts. They cook up super tender in this soup.

  • Chuck roast
  • Chuck shoulder
  • Chuck-eye roast
  • Top chuck
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Do you Thaw Frozen Vegetables Before Adding Them to Soup?

There’s no need to thaw frozen vegetables before adding them to soup. They’ll cook up perfectly fine from frozen.

Can I Add Pasta?

You absolutely can add pasta to this soup. You can add rice, as well.

Can I Make this Soup in a Crockpot or Slow Cooker?

Yes! Put your cooked ground beef and liquid and cook it on low for about 4 hours. Then, add the frozen vegetables and cook on low for another hour. You can even cook this in an instant pot or a pressure cooker.

Can I Freeze Ground Beef Vegetable Soup?

You can. All of the ingredients in this soup freeze very well. Simply place the chilled soup in an air-tight, freezer-safe container and freeze it for up to three months.

What Do I Serve with Ground Beef Vegetable Soup?

This soup has everything you need to make a complete meal, so I don’t recommend serving it with anything other than some crusty bread. If you’ve added rice or pasta to the soup, you don’t even need the bread.

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This soup will keep well in the refrigerator in an air-tight container for up to 4 days. You can freeze it in an air-tight, freezer-safe container for up to 3 months.

Ground Beef Vegetable Soup Ingredients

The ingredients for this soup are very simple. You’ll find all of them easily at your local grocery store. Of course, you probably have many of the ingredients in your kitchen right now, though.

  • Ground beef
  • Onion, diced
  • Garlic salt
  • Black pepper
  • Red pepper flakes
  • Oregano
  • Basil
  • Celery, diced
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Crushed tomatoes
  • Vegetable broth or chicken broth
  • Beef broth
  • Red potatoes, cubed small
  • Frozen mixed vegetables
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How to Make Ground Beef Vegetable Soup

Making this soup couldn’t be easier. In just a few simple steps, you’ll have a delicious soup that the entire family will love. 

Step 1: Cook the Beef and Onions

On the stove top, in a large pot or skillet over medium-high heat, cook the ground beef, onions, and seasonings until the beef is no longer pink and the onions are tender. Drain the mixture and return it to the pan.

Step 2: Add the Liquid and Potatoes

Add diced tomatoes, crushed tomatoes, vegetable broth, beef broth, and cubed potatoes to the skillet. Stir and bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer until the potatoes are done.

Step 3: Add the Frozen Vegetables

Once the potatoes are tender, add the frozen vegetables, return to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Spoon soup into individual bowls, salt and pepper to taste and enjoy!

Try This Hearty Vegetable Soup Today

This hearty ground beef vegetable soup is absolutely delicious and so easy to make. It’s the trifecta of flavor, ease, and health that fills you up without filling you out. Give it a try today, and I know you’ll find yourself making it again and again.

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More Delicious Soup Recipes You’ll Love

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Minestrone Soup – An all time favorite Italian soup recipe, loaded with Italian seasonings, vegetables, pasta, and beans. 

Tomato Garden Vegetable Soup – This is a flavorful crock pot soup recipe that is loaded with vegetables, Italian seasonings, and cooked until tender.

And here is a hearty Lasagna Soup from our other blog, Deliciously Seasoned.

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Ground Beef Vegetable Soup

Great Grub Delicious Treats

This delicious soup is hearty, filling, and easy to make, loaded with deliciously seasoned ground beef, tender potatoes, and mixed vegetables, and is a family favorite soup recipe.

Prep Time 20 mins

Cook Time 40 mins

Total Time 1 hr

Course Soup

Cuisine American

Servings 8 Servings

Calories 445 kcal


  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • ½ teaspoon oregano
  • ½ teaspoon basil
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 15 ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 15 ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • 32 ounce vegetable broth
  • 16 ounce beef broth
  • 3 red potatoes, cubed small
  • 4 cups frozen mixed vegetables


  • In a large frying pan or skillet, cook ground beef, onions, and seasonings until no longer pin and onions are tender. Drain and return to the pan.

  • Add diced tomatoes, crushed tomatoes, vegetable broth, beef broth, and cubed potatoes. Stir and bring to boil. Reduce heat and cook until potatoes are tender.

  • Once potatoes are tender, add frozen vegetables.

  • Return to boil then reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.

  • Ladle soup into individual bowls, salt and pepper to taste, and enjoy.


Calories: 445kcalCarbohydrates: 34gProtein: 26gFat: 24gSaturated Fat: 9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 81mgSodium: 1238mgPotassium: 1179mgFiber: 7gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 5090IUVitamin C: 27mgCalcium: 96mgIron: 5mg

Keyword Hearty Soup Recipe, Homemade Soup Recipe, Vegetable Beef Soup, Vegetable Soup

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