Crockpot Hamburger Soup

This Crockpot Hamburger Soup is probably my favourite soup to make in a slow cooker! It’s so easy that everyone in the family can make it, from the kids to adults! ( I suggest the kids make it though, it’s a great cooking learning experience!)

Crockpot hamburger soup. This soup is made at least once a week in our house, it's easy and so delicious!

Hamburger Soup in the Crockpot is winner winner soup for dinner!

Hamburger soup is probably one of the most requested soups in households today. This soup has been made for decades upon decades now and is a staple for many families. It helps Mom and Dad get a hearty, healthy dinner on the table fast! And we all know that we need fast recipes during our busy week. This recipe is large enough that you will have leftovers for everyone’s lunches the next day which is always a really important deciding factor in what I make for dinner during the week. You get supper AND lunch, which is perfect.

Wait, Did You Say Hamburger Soup is Healthy?

First of all, lean ground beef that is cooked and then has the fat drained and rinsed off is chock full of protein and iron! Don’t discount a meal as being healthy just because it has ground beef! Rinsing the extra fat away is a trick that my friend’s mom taught me in high school when she was on Weight Watchers. You would be shocked at how many calories and fat you rinse down the drain! Then you look at all the healthy vegetables and you have a solid meal.

As a result you can use ground beef almost guilt free!

Crockpot Hamburger Soup in a bowl

Which Crockpot should I use for this recipe?

For this recipe, we recommend a 6-8 quart oval shaped crockpot (slow cooker) such as the one pictured below. While this recipe will certainly work in other styles, this one affords the right amount of space for just the right amount of food.


You can easily find this crockpot on Amazon here if you currently don’t own one and would like to purchase it.

Tips and Tricks for the Best Crockpot Hamburger Soup

  • Use lean ground beef and like I mention if you are worried about the fat simply rinse it off with hot water. Works like a charm!
  • Ground turkey will also work in this recipe and then you have turkey hamburger soup! Just as good! Just make sure to read up on cooking ground turkey mistakes so you don’t make them!
  • To save yourself time, use the mixed frozen vegetables mix. It’s fast and easy!

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5 from 4 votes
Crockpot Hamburger Soup
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
8 hrs
Total Time
8 hrs 15 mins

This crockpot hamburger soup will soon become a new family favourite! 

Servings: 8
Calories: 161 kcal
  • 1 1/2 lbs lean ground beef
  • 1 medium white onion diced
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 20 oz can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 10.75 oz can of condensed tomato soup
  • 4 cups strong beef broth
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 2 cups mixed frozen vegetables
  • 1 dash white sugar if your tomatoes are acidic
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  1. Fry the ground beef and onions together until the ground beef is cooked and the onions are translucent. Add in the garlic and fry until brown. Drain the fat and place in the bottom of a crockpot.

  2. Stir in the tomatoes, tomato soup, beef broth, bay leaves, thyme, frozen vegetables and pepper.

  3. Simmer on high for 4-5 hours or on low for 8-10.

  4. Remove the bay leaves. Ladle into bowls and serve!

Recipe Notes

For Instant Pot Directions head to my Instant Pot Hamburger Soup and print the directions out! 

Nutrition Facts
Crockpot Hamburger Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 161 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 52mg 17%
Sodium 525mg 22%
Potassium 475mg 14%
Total Carbohydrates 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Protein 21g 42%
Vitamin A 46.2%
Vitamin C 7.2%
Calcium 3.3%
Iron 15.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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Written by Mike Johnston

Mike is a crockpot and Instant Pot fanatic who blogs full time with his wife, Karlynn Johnston here and on The Kitchen Magpie

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