I forgot to take something out for dinner tonight. Ooops! Oh, what to do, what to do??? Aha!! I have some frozen hamburger in the freezer!! Now I know what to do for dinner. Whenever I get myself into a dinner pinch this usually does the trick! I will make some Hamburger-Vegetable Soup! It's cold outside tonight anyway! Perfect! Here is the recipe that goes pretty quick. And if your like me, you almost always have the ingredients on hand!
1-1 1/2 pounds hamburger
3-4 cups of water
3 medium carrots, chopped (about 1 cup or more if you like carrots)
2 medium stalks celery, chopped (about 1 cup or more if you like)
1 large potato, cut into 1/2 inch pieces (about 1 cup or more if you like)
2 medium onions, chopped (about 1 cup or more if you like)
1-2 teaspoon salt
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of pepper
1 bay leaf
1/4 teaspoon dried basil leaves
1 can (14.5 ounce) Diced tomatoes with the liquid! ( or 2 cans if you like)(or a 28 oz. can will do)
Cook and stir hamburger in Dutch oven until light brown; drain. Stir in remaining ingredients; Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer just until vegetables are tender, about 20 to 30 minutes. (Depending on how small you chopped your vegies!)
Serves about 6, but in my household any leftover soup keeps for lunch the next day!
As you can see you can vary this recipe to your liking or to what you have in the fridge! Works for me and my family! I hope it works for yours. Enjoy! :o)