Lightened Up Hamburger Soup

It’s incredible how a few simple substitutions can make a world of difference in lightening up your favorite recipes. For this hamburger soup, I used a leaner ground beef and low-sodium, fat-free broth, along with plenty of veggies, to make this a guilt-free dish.

Lightened Up Hamburger Soup

Prep Time

15 minutes

Cook Time

-  

Serves

6 people

This recipe for Lightened Up Hamburger Soup is from Addie Gundry’s The Lighten Up Cookbook.

“It’s incredible how a few simple substitutions can make a world of difference in lightening up your favorite recipes. For this hamburger soup, I used a leaner ground beef and low-sodium, fat-free broth, along with plenty of veggies, to make this a guilt-free dish.”

Copyright © 2018 by Addie Gundry in The Lighten Up Cookbook and reprinted by permission of St. Martin’s Griffin.

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Ingredients

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 potatoes, peeled and cut into bite-size pieces
  • 2 carrots, sliced
  • 1 cup fresh green beans, cut into ¼- to ½-inch pieces
  • ½ cup celery, sliced
  • 1 (14-ounce) can fire-roasted diced tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 cups low-sodium, fat-free beef broth
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt, plus more if needed
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground, plus more if needed

Preparation

  • 1 In a large soup pot, cook the ground beef, onion, and garlic over medium heat until the beef is browned, about 8 minutes.
  • 2 Add the potatoes, carrots, green beans, and celery. Stir and cook for 7 to 8 minutes or until slightly softened.
  • 3 Add the tomatoes, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, beef broth, salt, and pepper. Stir.
  • 4 Bring to a boil, then lower the heat to a simmer and cook for 35 to 40 minutes or until the vegetables are tender.
  • 5 Taste for seasoning and add more salt and pepper if needed.

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