Ground Beef Soup

Ground beef soup is a budget-conscious cook's dream meal. From vegetable to tomato soup to cabbage ground beef soup, these easy variations on ground beef soup are geared to please hearty eaters.

Roughneck Chili

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Still looking for the perfect basic chili recipe to call your own, one that skimps on the bells and whistles, but delivers all the classic flavor your family craves? Look no further, because we've got you covered! Prefer beans in your chili? Simply add one 15 oz. can, and reduce ground beef to 2 pounds.

How to Cook Ground Beef

If you know how to cook ground beef, you can serve up a healthy one-dish meal any day of the week. Ground beef became popular as a way to make scraps of fatty beef salable. Originally the meat was chopped finely or minced, but by 1902 butchers were simply running it through the meat grinder twice along with spices and onion, and selling the resulting ground beef as "hamburger." Today ground beef is used in all sorts of dishes, from meatloaf to tacos, and Americans consume approximately 13 billion hamburgers a year.

Kickin Hot Chili

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A medley of peppers and spices infuses this chili with amazing flavor, and just the right amount of heat. Featuring two pounds of ground beef, and tasty blend of red and Great Northern beans, this hearty chili is made to satisfy. Serve with a fresh green salad, crunchy tortilla chips, and your choice of classic toppings for a complete meal the whole family will love.

Italian Wedding Soup

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This hearty, main dish soup made with pasta and beef, has fewer than 300 calories per serving.

Easy Hamburger-Vegetable Soup

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Sprinkle the crispy cheesy cracker topping on your favorite soup, stew, or chili.

Meatball Soup

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A full-flavored Italian recipe, this hearty soup is brimming with pasta, garbanzo beans, and spinach.

Total: 50 mins

Texas Red Chili

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A medley of chile peppers give this unique chili plenty of kick while the addition of thick-cut bacon lends an irresistible smoky flavor. Serve with a fresh green salad for a satisfying meal in less than an hour.

Cincinnati-Style 5-Way Chili

Family Circle

Not your typical chili recipe, this sassy make-ahead version allows flavors to blend overnight.

Chili Rice

Family Circle

A spicy jalapeno pepper heats up this classic chili recipe. The mild flavors of kidney beans and rice mellow the meal.

Souper Spaghetti

Midwest Living

Ground beef, vegetables, and broken spaghetti noodles are simmered in a rich tomato sauce to make this fun dinner dish.


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Add cinnamon and other spices and serve this ground beef and bean mixture over spaghetti and you've got Cincinnati chili. Either way, it's fast and hearty.

Meatball Escarole Soup

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Meatballs and Parmesan are Italian cuisine favorites, but Italians also have a penchant for adding shredded greens, such as escarole, to soups.

Meatball-Barley Soup

Diabetic Living

Mexican Tomato Soup

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A dash of chili powder gives this tomato, meatball and pasta soup just a hint of spiciness.

Southwest Fiesta Soup

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Set the heat level to mild, medium, or hot by adjusting the type of salsa you use. This slow-cooker dinner couldn't be easier to make.

Cincinnati Chili

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You can eat this chili three-way, four-way, or five-way. Three-way means chili, spaghetti, and grated yellow cheese. Four-way is three-way plus either beans or onions. With five-way, you get it all; chili, spaghetti, cheese, beans, and onions.

Fruit and Nut Chili

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If you're looking for a change from the typical chili, give this one a try. The addition of curry, apples, almonds, cocoa, and cinnamon bring unexpected but savory flavors.

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