Rosie’s Recipe — Hamburger Vegetable Soup

There’s nothing like a bowl of hot soup on a cold winter’s day. It warms the heart and the soul. This soup, courtesy of Rosie’s Riveting Recipes is easy to prepare and totally delicious.



  • 3/4 to 1 lb hamburger
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cups canned or cooked tomatoes
  • 2 cups potato cubes
  • 2 medium-diced carrots
  • 1/3 cup diced celery
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 cup rice
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Brown meat and onion lightly in 2 tablespoons fat or drippings, add all rest of ingredients in large kettle, add 1 1/2 quarts water and simmer slowly 3/4 to 1 hour. Serve with toast or crackers as the main dish for lunch or supper. Makes 4 servings.

Modern adaptation:  To give the soup more zing use chicken stock instead of water, and add 1 teaspoon cumin. A 14.5 ounce can of tomatoes works nicely. Cooking oil can be used for fat or drippings if using lean group beef. Additional fat or oil may not be necessary if using regular ground beef.