Easy Italian Soup

This isn’t a recipe for those who need to follow one to the letter.  It’s meant to be highly adaptable for both ingredients and the number of servings required.  Play with it, have a taste here and there, and you’ll end up with a great soup tailored just for you and your family.

Cook a pound of lean ground beef (we use 2 pounds for a large soup stock pot).  Season with Montreal Steak Spice if you like it.

In the soup pot  or slow cooker add:

Your favourite mix of vegetables.  We use a frozen California mix (broccoli, cauliflower, carrots) with added green beans, chopped celery and chopped green & red bell peppers.

One can of Red Kidney Beans

One can of Hunt’s Tomato Sauce with Roasted Garlic

One jar of Classico Italian Sausage with Peppers & Onions Sauce

Season with your favourite Italian seasoning or pizza spices (we go with pizza spices)

Add a bit of Turmeric

Add a bit of Thyme

Add raw Sea Salt to taste

Add beef bullion or beef stock to taste

Add in cooked lean ground beef

Top off with hot water or beef stock

Bring to a low boil and then simmer.  The longer it simmers, the better it will taste, but don’t overcook at high heat or you’ll lose a lot of nutrients.  Add a cup or so of long-grain brown rice, quinoa, or pasta in the last 15-20 minutes of simmering.


Add one large jar of sweet potato baby food or a cup of pureed sweet potatoes, or pick another vegetable your family won’t eat if they know it’s in there ;-).  It also thickens the broth nicely and adds flavour.

This is the perfect dish to hide sea vegetables in, the most nutritionally complete medicinal vegetation on the planet!  We use Mixed Powdered Seaweed.

Give it an immunity boost with some Echinacea and Goldenseal.

Serve with garlic toast (we like a little cheddar on it or sprinkle with Parmesan)

And there you have it, the easiest and most adaptable Italian Hamburger Soup on the Internet.  Even vegetable-haters love this stuff and it’s so healthy!


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Maria V.

I was a little nervous without defined ingredients but it turned out so good. I made rolls to go with it. Even my brother liked it and he’s pretty fussy (food snob LOL). I’m going to make it again.


That’s how I cook too. No limits on what goes into a soup or how much haha. I think I’ll adapt this for my instantpot. It looks delicious!

Jill Thayer

I’ve been craving soup since we don’t make it all summer. This looks like a great one for the instantpot. Can’t wait!