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

Better Homes and Gardens

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

Better Homes and Gardens

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

Better Homes and Gardens

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

Texas Red Chili

Better Homes and Gardens

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.

Meatball Soup

Better Homes and Gardens

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

Total: 50 mins

Easy Hamburger-Vegetable Soup

Better Homes and Gardens

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

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.


Better Homes and Gardens

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

Family Circle

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

Fruit-and-Nut Chili

Better Homes and Gardens

Sweet peppers, fragrant garlic, and an aromatic blend of spices (including curry powder and cinnamon) make this chili flavorful. The addition of cocoa powder, almonds, and tart, crisp apples makes it uniquely enticing. Almonds, like all nuts, are susceptible to rancidity due to their high fat content. For optimal shelf life, store almonds in a air-tight container in the freezer, for 3-6 months.

Aunt Bonnie's Taco Soup

Midwest Living

This easy-to-make high-fiber soup, full of beef and taco flavor, uses black-eyed peas and three kinds of beans. Serve it for dinner with sour cream, salsa, and chips.

Kansas City Steak Soup

Midwest Living

Canned tomatoes and frozen vegetables make this ground beef soup fast and easy to make. Serve it for dinner with corn bread or crackers.

Mexican Tomato Soup

Better Homes and Gardens

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

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