Crockpot Hamburger Soup

Hearty Crockpot Hamburger Soup is packed with veggies and flavor. Best of all, it’s made in the slow cooker with minimal effort.

We love a good slow cooker soup recipe on a cold day. If you like this Crockpot Hamburger Soup, you’ll definitely want to try Cheeseburger Soup!

A bowl of hamburger soup garnished with parsley.

what’s not to love?

Delicious, warm soups are always my top craving when the weather cools down. I am always looking for new recipes to try!

This Crockpot Hamburger Soup is packed with veggies and meat and is so hearty – a definite win! Sop up that tasty broth with a Homemade Roll for comfort food heaven.

I have a feeling this easy Hamburger Soup will be on repeat all fall and winter long, especially because it’s so simple and the crock pot does the heavy lifting.

Chopped vegetables for hamburger soup recipe.

How to Make Hamburger Soup

VEGGIES. Add carrots and potatoes to the crockpot with water. Cook on LOW for 3-4 hours or on HIGH for 1½-2 hours.

BEEF. Meanwhile, brown the ground beef. After the potatoes and carrots have cooked, add the browned beef and remaining ingredients to the crockpot.

HEAT + SERVE. Cook for an additional hour on LOW (or HIGH for 30 minutes). Add one cup of cheese right before serving.

Let’s talk vegetables

This Hamburger Vegetable Soup is so versatile. Pretty much any vegetable can be used. The key is to add them at the correct time. Not all vegetables cook at the same rate. Celery, peas, and green beans would all be great additions.

  • Larger cut vegetables will need longer to cook so add them first. Save the small vegetables and finely diced vegetables for later.
  • Potatoes: Stay away from russet potatoes which are higher in starch and can take on a grainy texture. Stick with red potatoes, yukon gold potatoes, fingerling potatoes, or long white potatoes.
  • Save time and use a frozen bag of mixed veggies.
Hamburger soup with vegetables cooking in a pot.

Recipe Tips

Serving suggestions. If Hamburger Vegetable Soup is the main dish plan on 1⅓ cup per person. As an appetizer, plan on 1 cup per person.

How to brown ground beef. Many types of meat can be added raw and cooked in a crock pot. Ground beef is not one of them. When using ground beef in a crock pot recipe, first brown it on the stove.

The best type to use for browning is 80/20 as it adds a delicious balance of flavor and texture to the dish. Ground turkey or ground chicken can be used in place of ground beef.

  1. Let the ground meat come to an even room temperature as you heat up the pan over medium-high heat.
  2. Oil the pan and add the meat in an even layer over the bottom of the pan.
  3. When the edges of the large patty start to brown and crisp up (about 4-5 minutes), use a spatula to break into sections and flip it.
  4. Stir occasionally and cook until no longer pink. Drain excess grease.

Add flavor. Just like with hamburgers, add ingredients to adjust the flavor of the dish.

  • Add onions and/or minced garlic to the ground beef when browning.
  • Garnish with sliced avocados or Bacon crumbles.
  • Spice it up with jalapenos, red pepper flakes, or hot sauce.
  • Cheese: use Pepper Jack cheese, Cheddar Cheese, or Colby Jack cheese. 

Storing + Side Dish Ideas

STORE. This Crockpot Hamburger Soup recipe can last in the fridge for 3-4 days. Reheat in the microwave or on the stovetop.

FREEZE. If you plan to freeze this soup, undercook the vegetables. Allow the soup to completely cool. Place in a freezer-safe container leaving 1-inch head space. Store for 4-6 months. Thaw in the fridge.

Reheat in the microwave for smaller portions or on the stovetop for larger portions.

Similar to a Hamburger served on a bun, serve this soup up with a side of bread. Here are some serving suggestions for your easy Hamburger Soup:

Easy hamburger soup served in a white bowl.

For more soup recipes:

Crockpot Hamburger Soup Recipe

5 from 6 votes
Hearty Crockpot Hamburger Soup is packed with veggies and flavor. Best of all, it's made in the slow cooker with minimal effort.
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 5 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 628 kcal
Author Lil’ Luna


  • 2 carrots peeled and sliced
  • 4 potatoes peeled and diced
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 lb ground beef cooked
  • 14 oz can of Beef broth
  • 12 oz can of diced tomatoes drained
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 11 oz can of corn
  • 1 tbsp taco seasoning
  • 1 cup grated mozzarella or parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Add carrots, potatoes, and water to your crock pot. Cook on low for 3-4 hours (or HIGH for 1.5 – 2 hours).
  • Brown beef and add beef and remaining ingredients to the crock pot. Cook on low for another hour or HIGH for 30 more minutes. Add 1 cup of cheese a few minutes before serving. ENJOY!

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  1. Quick question – the first step, throwing the carrots and potatoes in the crockpot, and cooking for 3 hrs – do you not put any liquids in ??

  2. Hi lil Luna! Just saw this recipe in your fall soup post. I need some clarification: what do you put in the crockpot with the potatoes and carrots?

  3. 5 stars
    We made this a couple weeks ago & my family has been asking when I am making it again! They loved it & they aren’t big soup fans. The hamburger makes it more hearty & the flavor is so yummy!

  4. 5 stars
    Using taco seasoning is a nice way to help add delicious flavor to soup. It’s made a delicious and hearty meal during a rainy week. Also, I appreciated the extra info in the post as I wasn’t sure what type of potatoes were best. I ended up using red because that’s what I had.

  5. As a substitute for ground beef, I use ground turkey and it taste fabulous! I also have a recipe for beef and cabbage, and I use ground turkey and cannot even tell that I’m not eating beef. Your recipes look wonderful and I can’t wait to try them but I just wanted to let you know about this for people that are trying to diet.