Start your low carb journey off the right way with this Low Carb Hamburger Soup recipe!
Loaded with our fave low carb vegetables and ground hamburger, this easy, homemade soup is so rich and savory, you’ll never miss the carbs! Meat and veggies are cooked in a rich, beef and tomato-based broth with garlic and Italian seasoning.
Low Carb Hamburger Soup
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Best Hamburger Soup Recipe
Of all our low carb soup recipes, this is definitely one of the best! We love how easy it is to prepare, it’s only two steps! Cook it one day and serve it for dinners and lunches all week long! Delicious served with cucumber salad with feta or an easy tomato salad!
Ingredients and Variations
MEAT – Ground beef is super tasty in soup! No hamburger? Use leftover meat like chicken or turkey, which are both equally low carb. Toss in some bacon bits for some extra flavor!
VEGGIES – This recipe has a colorful assortment of vegetables but cauliflower and cauliflower rice really make it hearty and filling. However, broccoli, spinach, zucchini, bell peppers, even mushrooms make a great addition to hamburger soup.
BROTH – A combination of beef broth and diced tomatoes with onion and garlic makes for a rich and savory soup base.
SEASONING – Italian seasoning gives this soup its signature Italian style flavor. Garnish with shredded Parmesan or Romano cheese!
How To Make Hamburger Soup
1-2 and done is all it takes to make this healthy soup! Serve hot with a dollop of sour cream, salsa, or the cheese of your choice and it still stays keto!
- Brown ground beef with onion and garlic until no pink remains. Bloom the spices by adding them to this mixture. Drain off any fat.
- Add remaining ingredients to the pot and bring soup to a boil. Simmer until the vegetables are tender, about 15 minutes.
Recipe Tips & Tricks
- If you’re short on time, toss in a bag of frozen “vegetable medley” into the soup pot. They are already cut and ready to use and most medleys have low carb versions, including green beans, cauliflower, carrots, and peas.
- If cauliflower rice can’t be found, simply cut a whole cauliflower into quarters and run each piece through a food processor over a box grater until small rice-sized pieces are created. Easy peasy!
Other Easy Low Carb Creations!
- Low Carb Beef Soup with Radishes – delicious and different.
- Keto Friendly Chili – everyone’s favorite.
- Keto/Low Carb Chicken Zucchini Soup– using spiral zucchini!
- Shrimp & Zucchini – dinner in less than 30 minutes!
- Cauliflower Chicken Fried Rice – simple one pan meal.
Low Carb Hamburger Soup
- 1 lb lean ground beef
- 1 onion chopped
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 3 cups cauliflower florets
- 1 cup cauliflower rice
- ½ cup carrot sliced
- 1 cup celery sliced
- 14 oz canned diced tomatoes with juices
- 6 cups beef broth
- 1 cup green beans
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- salt & pepper to taste
- Brown ground beef, onion and garlic until no pink remains. Drain fat.
- Add all remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and let cook 15 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.
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That looks amazing! We love great comfort food soups!
Enjoy the recipe Lisa!
I made this today and enjoyed it so much, I thought I made it for myself but my hubby tried it and loved it. He is not a big soup eater. If you enjoy soup you will really like it!
So happy to hear that you both loved this soup Valerie!
Im not keto and cannot find cauliflower rice anywhere Can… Can you use regular rice?
Sure, rice or pasta would work great in this.
You can find cauliflower rice in the freezer section. If you use regular rice, the recipe isn’t Keto. If you aren’t eating Keto, then go for it!
It is cooking as I’m typing! I know we are going to love it so I made a dbl batch. Can’t wait to eat
Yay Carol, so happy to hear that!
Amazing . So easy and hearty. My entire family loved it. I added a healthy pinch of chili flakes and 2 Bay leaves. Will definitely make it again.
Looks Yummy but way to much Sodom for my already high BP. 🙁
Darn, sorry to hear that Garland. You can always try swapping all the ingredients for a low sodium version! Hopefully, that helps.
Super easy to make, tastes great. Broth is excellent.
Glad you enjoyed it, James!
I will be making this tonight, I hope it’s a big hit because it sounds so easy! I love easy meals
Hope you love it as much as we do Tracy!
Made this recipe and my family loved it! Delicious!
So happy they enjoyed it! Thanks for sharing.
What is the serving size?
Hi Rob, a serving is approximately 2 cups.
Can I do this in my instant pot?
Hi Pat, we haven’t tried this recipe in an instant pot so I am not sure of the instructions but I would love to hear how it turns out for you!
I really love this soup – it’s so hard to find low carb soups that taste good. I did add a cup of shredded cheddar cheese to the pot right before taking it off the stove just until melted. YUM!
That sounds like a delicious addition, Teresa! So glad you enjoyed it 🙂
I don’t have cauliflower florets. Do you think I can sub radishes for the florets?
I think that would be delicious, Jen!
Made this yesterday. Also made keto johnnie cakes, as my family loves cornbread with soup. Small salad, plus keto blueberry dump cake. Excellent meal on a cold damp rainy winter night. Highly recommend. Will be a staple at our home. Thanks for creating and sharing.
That sounds like the perfect meal for a rainy day, Lynda! Glad to hear your family enjoyed it!
Delicious I didn’t have cauliflower but I used broccoli and it tasted amazing. Thank you so much for this recipe.
So happy to hear that you love the soup Lacie! Great substitution!
Amazing . So easy and hearty. My entire family loved it. I added a healthy pinch of chili flakes and 2 Bay leaves for an added punch. Will definitely make it again.
That sounds delicious, Sara! Thanks for sharing your additions.
I did add more meat to make it a little heartier and added extra seasoning. Very flavorful!!
I’ve made this many times now. It’s simple and delicious. Thank you for sharing.
Delicious recipe! My family loves it!
Thanks, Loretta! So happy to hear that.
Can you freeze this?
This soup freezes well Donna!
This soup was delicious and easy to prepare. Loved everything about it!
I am so glad you loved this soup!
I added2 bay leaves and turmeric. We loved it. Hubby kept saying “This is so good, be sure and save this one.” Thanks for sharing it!
Making this right now! Added a few more cups of broth and a second can of tomatoes to stretch it to a couple more meals. Thank you for the recipe!
great recipe don’t be afraid to get creative … We used to make left over soup every Sunday All the left overs from the week went into a pot and if always worked out!!
This was a great starter recipe! I added sautéed mushrooms, Zucchini, kale at the end and worcestershire sauce for a little umami. Would’ve never thought to use this much cauliflower or cauliflower rice…brilliant and delicious! Thanks for sharing.
Can you make this in the slow cooker?
I haven’t tried it so I can’t say for sure Teresa, but I am sure it would work just fine. I would suggest browning the beef and adding it to the slow cooker along with the remaining ingredients. Then cook on low for 4-6 hours or until the vegetables are tender! If you try it I would love to hear how it turns out!
Am going to make this today! Did anyone use frozen cauliflower?
Frozen cauliflower would work just fine in this recipe Michelle! Enjoy!
How much longer would I have to cook this if I added radishes?
I haven’t tried it so I can’t say for sure Sue, but I would make sure the radishes cook for 15-20 minutes. If you try it I would love to hear how it turns out!
This soup was excellent! Cauliflower is a bit hard on my stomach so I just added the 3 cups of florets. I did not miss the potatoes I normally would have added. My hubs also loved the soup as well! Definitely a keeper recipe! Thank you!
Making this as I type..used ground lamb because the broth it makes is divine..changed the seasoning a bit to go with the lamb.. can’t wait for dinner!
Your version sounds delicious Vivian!
Really great! Froze portions for lunch!
I am so glad you enjoyed this recipe Jenna!
Delicious! Thank you for a great recipe that will go into the rotation! 🙂
I am so glad you enjoyed this recipe!