Zippy Hamburger Soup
45 mins (prep 15, cooking 30)
16 ingredients
6 servings
I created this recipe 3 days ago when my cupboard was mostly bare and my 11 year old son requested a pot of soup for supper. The A1 sauce happened because I couldn't find my bottle of Worchestershire sauce, and took a chance. I only added it a touch at a time but it turned out to be one of the most flavorful and satisfying soups I've ever made, and the leftovers were even better the next day when the flavors had intensified. I used pre-browned ground beef from my freezer stash and put this soup from conception to table in 45 minutes. The A1 sauce brings a whole new depth of flavor and makes it truly delicious and satisfying. I did not have any kidney beans or I probably would have added a can. I also cannot guarantee the results using a different brand of Steak Sauce, experiment at your own risk! Of course, like any soup, you can use whatever veggies you have around, and can use any combination of fresh, canned, or frozen. This is just what I had on hand. I added the A1 at the end, and just barely allowed it to cook into the soup. You can add it earlier but it loses some of the tang, which is what we liked so much. I would suggest adding it a bit at a time, and tasting until it suits your taste. Season with salt/pepper as needed along the way. Serve this with a green salad and biscuits or your favorite crusty bread and your family will be licking the bowl :)

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  • 1 -1 1/2 lb ground beef, browned and seasoned to taste (weight after browning- starting with raw, 2 lbs)
  • 1 (1 1/8 ounce) lipton beefy onion soup mix
  • 1 (32 ounce) broth (taste carefully if using salted stock to keep soup from getting too salty)
  • 1 (28 ounce) diced tomatoes
  • 4 medium potatoes, washed and diced with skins left on
  • 1 cup carrot (chopped, sliced, or diced- i used baby carrots and cut them into thirds)
  • 1 (14 ounce) sweet corn (or equivalent of frozen)
  • 1 (14 ounce) green beans (or equivalent of frozen)
  • 3/4 cup frozen peas
  • 1/3-1/2 cup a-1 steak sauce
  • 3/4 teaspoon celery salt


Serving Size (282.36 g)
Servings 6
Amount per Serving
Calories 68.75 Calories from Fat 10.26
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1.14g 10.5%
Saturated Fat 0.25g 7.41%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 824.98mg 206.24%
Total Carbohydrate 10.3g 20.59%
Dietary Fiber 3.35 g 80.46%
Sugars 4.09 g %
Protein 4.94g 59.33%
Vitamin A 6023.45IU% Vitamin C 4.24mg%
Calcium 87.64mg% Iron 1.37mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
ground beef, onion soup mix, diced tomatoes, medium potatoes, sweet corn, steak sauce