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This is a classic go-to recipe for soup in my family. It adapts well to whatever you happen to have on hand. I’ve added green beans, a can of corn, mushrooms, cooked beans, for instance with great results.
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Mom and Grandma’s Hamburger Soup
½ to 1 pound lean ground beef or ground turkey or ½ pound ground sausage
1 cup each:
Thinly sliced carrots
32 ounce can chopped or diced tomatoes
3 cups water
2 tsp salt
¼ tsp dried basil
¼ tsp dried thyme
Brown the ground beef and onion together until there is no pink in the ground beef. Drain off excess fat. Add all remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer one hour. Taste and add salt and pepper if necessary.