Friday, December 12, 2014

Hamburger Vegetable Soup

Hello everyone!

Thank you so much for all the kind words on my Christmas Home Tour post.  I enjoyed putting it together and participating in the blog hop too.  

It's a wait and see game at my house these days.  My husband was just diagnosed with the flu yesterday.  He has been sick off and on all week, so he wasn't really sure he had the flu.  He got the flu shot late (about 2 weeks ago) and was exposed to the flu at work before he was completely protected.  So, that may explain why he has a mild case.  The flu shot isn't protecting against all strains that are out this year either.  So, for me, it's a waiting game to see if I'm going to get it or if my flu shot will fully protect me.  I got mine in early November.  Hoping my kids won't catch it either.  Arrgh!  That is why I rely so heavily on a good flu shot.  I HATE THE FLU WORST THAN ANYTHING!!!!

But, I didn't post today to nag about all of that.  I wanted to share this wonderful homemade soup recipe with you.  I will provide the link at the end of this post for the recipe.

First, you gather these ingredients, plus ground beef (not pictured).



Then, you chop up some onion, celery and garlic.


In a large stock pot, brown the ground beef along with the items above.



Drain the mixture above.

Then, chop up some potatoes, carrots and bell peppers.


Then add all of those items to the pot.


Then, add the rest of the ingredients; whole tomatoes, beef broth, tomato paste, salt, pepper, dried parsley flakes, oregano, and cayenne pepper.

Let it simmer for a while until cooked through.



And voila!


It is good and makes a LOT!  We will be eating on this for days.  It's a great meal to eat when you're sick with the flu too.  LOL!

If you would like the recipe, click HERE.

Hope you have a great weekend.

~ Kelly ~

13 comments:

Laura @ Top This Top That said...

oh no.. i hope hubby feels better. a good soup like that should do the trick! Have a good weekend.

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

I sure hope your hubby feels better soon and I hope no one else gets sick. This recipe sounds really good. I bet your house smells amazing when it's cooking. Thanks for the recipe. :)

Linda said...

I am going to LOVE that recipe!!! Will be perfect for after all the rich foods from the holdiays!!!
I just got my flu shot a couple weeks ago! Louis Dean will get his Thursday.
Here's hoping the flu doesn't stay long at your house and that YOU don't get it!!!

Susie said...

You soup recipe is a good one. Hope your husband gets well soon. Let's pray none of us get the new flu...it's hard to keep up at times. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

Stacey said...

I used to make this soup long ago and forgot about it. Thank you so much for the reminder...yours looks wonderful.

Your poor husband and you too!! Hoping the rest of you don't get it as well. We've had our shots but I guess you never know.

Holly @ Down to Earth Style said...

Oh...yum! Only one person in my family doesn't like soup - but this one looks so yummy even he would try it. Delicious!

cynthia lee designs said...

The soup looks yummy!! We heard that the flu that is going around here where we live...that the flu shot won't protect us from it, since it is a different strain of flu. So far...no one in our family has gotten the flu, but we sure have had sinus issues. I had sinus issues for almost 3 weeks, then my sister and my mom got it. Hope your hubby feels better soon and that no one else in your family gets the flu.
~Cindy

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Oh, no he has the flu! Hope you don't get it. Soup sure looks good.

Junkchiccottage said...

Oh no Kelly. Hope your hubby feels better soon. They say the flu this season is going to be rough. Ughhh! Hope your immune system with getting the flu shot will help protect you. This soup looks so yummy. Thanks for sharing.
Kris

Missy George said...

Looks yummy Kelly..Hope you don't get the flu for Christmas :)

Babs R said...

Kelly, Sorry to hear your hubby is sick. I'll bet a bowl of that yummy looking soup will have him on the road to recovery in no time. Now you have me wanting to make some. Thanks for the recipe. Hugs, and stay well.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

The soup looks wonderful...made some last night but with chicken...so will be trying this recipe!..Hope your hubby gets well real soon!...

Anne said...

I bet that was delicious!