This Hamburger Soup with Sweet Potatoes (gluten-free) is a healthy and filling meal that the whole family will love. Simple ingredients like sweet potato, bell pepper and corn make this a winning recipe🏅
Any soup on a weeknight can be a lifesaver but this soup with ground beef and vegetables checks alllll the boxes:
- Easy to make
- Needs simple ingredients
- Gluten-free and delicious
Inspired by a hamburger soup recipe I had growing up, this warm, delicious recipe is now a family favourite in my house now (honest to goodness the KIDS EAT IT!)
If you're into soup recipes, be sure to check out this one for Healthy Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup (no beans), a Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Coconut Milk recipe or this Chicken Tortilla Soup (no beans)🥣
Browse all my gluten-free soup recipes here.
📝Ingredients for hamburger soup
- Lean ground beef
- Onion - sweet onion or shallot
- Sweet potato - 1 medium
- 1 red or orange pepper
- 1 can diced tomatoes
- 1 small can tomato paste
- Frozen corn niblets
- Beef broth - low sodium, gluten-free
- Fresh garlic cloves
- Dried basil, dried oregano and salt and pepper
See recipe card below for quantities and instructions.
What makes this an "easy" hamburger soup recipe are the straight-forward steps. Here's what you'll do:
See recipe card below for detailed instructions.
- Ground beef - if you want, you can sub in ground turkey for the ground beef in this recipe. And if you have more ground turkey, then definetly check out this easy and healthy soup that features ground turkey: Ground Turkey Soup
- No sweet potatoes? No problem! You can use regular potatoes instead of sweet potatoes in this recipe. If you don't have the sweet potatoes, just replace them 1:1 with regular potatoes. This recipes calls for about 2.5 cups of diced sweet potatoes.
- Frozen vs. canned vs. fresh corn - You can use frozen or canned corn for this recipe. If you have fresh corn on the cob, you can use it by carefully cutting the corn niblets off the kernel. Let any fresh corn you use cook a little longer in the soup as it will be pretty starchy, not being cooked at all. You can also use corn on the cob that was previously boiled or BBQ'd for this soup.
- Onion - I love the mild flavour that a sweet onion or shallots bring to this soup but you can also sub in a regular cooking onion. Just no red onion - wouldn't taste very good🚫
🙋♀️What can I do with leftover ground beef?
If you have a huge pack of ground beef, here are a few ideas for what to do with leftovers:
- You can make an easy meatloaf and freeze it for later
- Try this recipe for The BEST Cast Iron Skillet Burgers (EASY RECIPE)
- Up for a salad? Check out this Healthy Taco Salad with Ground Beef and Kidney Beans
- And if you really don't feel like making anything else, just wrap the ground beef tightly in saran wrap and pop into the freezer for up to 3 months. Take out the frozen beef the night before you want to use it
🥡Storage and Leftovers
This recipe will keep in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Once you make the soup and it's cooled down, store in a large container with a lid that seals shut in the fridge.
When you're re-heating the hamburger soup, you can heat it on the stove-top in a small saucepan until warmed through. Add a little broth if it's too thick for your liking.
You can also re-heat the soup in the microwave but be careful when you warm it up.
Be sure to cover the bowl of soup with a paper towel to prevent ground beef and tomatoes from being sprayed all over the inside of your microwave.
🥶Tips for freezing
You can freeze this hamburger soup for up to 1 month. To freeze: cool the soup down and then place in a large enough container with a lid that seals.
To thaw frozen soup, take out from the freezer the night before. Let it thaw out in the fridge overnight.
Then re-heat as above.
🍽️What to serve with hamburger soup
- Get those greens in - up the nutrition even more when you make this hamburger soup by serving it with some powerhouse veggies! Try my Simple Romaine Salad with Radish and Parmesan, this Kale Salad with Cranberries, or this easy recipe for Roasted Tenderstem Broccoli🥦
- A cornmeal muffin - this is THE best cornmeal muffin from Erin at Meaningful Eats. Gluten-free and delicious😋 And what goes better with hamburger soup than a classic cornmeal muffin!?
I hope you try this hamburger soup recipe it and love it like we do.
If you make it, I'd love to hear what you think!
Just leave your two cents in the comments below and I'll get back to you.
PS. Want more gluten-free and healthy recipes?
Check out these out:
- Easy Chicken Soup with White Beans
- Spinach and Citrus Salad with Sweet and Spicy Almonds
- Sheet Pan Maple Dijon Chicken and Broccoli Bake
- Easy Winter Soup with Beans
- Butter Lettuce and Pomegranate Salad
- Easy Sweet and Spicy Shrimp
- Healthy Banana Bread with White Beans
- Easy Weeknight Ground Turkey Soup
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Hamburger Soup with Sweet Potatoes
- 1 small sweet onion finely diced
- 3 stalks celery diced
- 1 lb lean ground beef 0.5 kg
- 1 - 28oz can canned diced tomatoes 796ml
- ⅓ cup tomato paste 1 small can (90ml)
- 4 cups beef broth
- 1 large sweet potato about 2.5 cups diced
- 1 red pepper diced
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 2 tablespoon dried basil
- 2 tablespoon dried oregano
- 1 cup frozen corn
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Pepper to taste
- Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a dutch oven or other large pot on medium heat. Dice onion and celery.
- Cook diced onion and celery in the oil for approximately 3-4 minutes, until the onions start to become translucent and the celery softens. Stir often. Season with a little salt.
- Add ground beef and cook until the beef is cook through, about 6-8 minutes, breaking up the clumps with a wooden spoon. Again, season with some salt and pepper.
- Once the beef is cooked through, add the canned tomatoes, tomato paste, beef broth, diced sweet potato and peppers, garlic, basil and oregano to the pot. Stir to combine.
- Turn up heat to medium-high, cover and bring to a slow boil. Then reduce heat to low-medium, cover, and simmer for about 20 minutes or until the sweet potatoes are softened.
- After 10 minutes, add the frozen corn. While the soup simmers, add salt and pepper to taste.
- Serve with shredded cheese, sour cream and cilantro on top.
This was delicious! I fried the hamburger meat first so that the drippings would be enough to cook the onions and celery. That way, no extra oil was needed.
Hey Kristen - so glad you enjoyed it! I love the idea of cooking the hamburger meat FIRST to cut the extra oil. Right on. Thanks for commenting!
Sharon Hagglov says
This sounds delicious , ....my husband &I aren't able to add tomato paste to recipes because of the acidity, heartburn, and stomach issues , any suggestions to boast the flavor ....I'll cook the hamburger first as well , ... we are great soup lovers so this will be on the menu , ...is it able to be frozen ., thinking about the sweet potatoes
Thanks for the comment. I totally hear you on the heartburn (I have the same thing).
To keep the flavour up and thicken the soup (as the paste helps here too), you could try stewed drained tomatoes for a similar flavour comparison (will give you a little more water - have to drain well) OR if more tomatoes isn't great for the heartburn too, some people will make a "paste" from red peppers - for a similar texture, one would de-seed, chop, puree and then simmered to reduce the moisture.
Check this article out if you want more details: https://www.oola.com/life-at-home/2458892/5-possible-substitutes-for-tomato-paste/
I've frozen half of the recipe once and it was fine. Yes, the sweet potatoes loose a little shape/texture naturally. It wasn't frozen long - maybe a couple weeks.
Hope this helps!
Lovely!! Thanks for sharing.......
Thank you! I hope you love it 🙂
Order Food Online says
I Like this recipe I will try this at home.
April Saunders says
Thank you! Hope you enjoy it????
Great soup. Clean, fresh. Didnt need the paste at all
Hey Rebecca - thanks for trying the recipe and commenting. So glad you liked it. And I'll try it without the paste next time too!