Keto Hamburger Soup

This easy recipe for Keto Hamburger Soup is the best low carb soup recipe for a cold night. It’s made with simple ingredients like ground beef and without cream cheese for a dairy free soup that also happens to be Whole30 compliant. This soup can be made right on the stove top or even in your instant pot or pressure cooker.

keto hamburger soup

Burgers are a staple in lots of ways of eating and that’s a good thing!  With the rising popularity of my paleo hamburger skillet which can also be found in the Whole30 Friends and Family Cookbook, I’ve decided to try my hand at making more things taste like hamburgers because why not!?

💗 Why You’ll Love This Keto Hamburger Soup

  • You can make it all in one pot.
  • You can customize the vegetables in the soup by adding more low carb veggies or even higher carb veggies like potatoes or butternut squash. 
  • It freezes well and also is perfect to bring for lunch.
  • It seriously tastes like a hamburger!

🍔 Ingredients in Keto Hamburger Soup

  • Meat: I use ground beef in this recipe that is 90/10, but feel free to use a higher content beef or even try using ground bison or ground turkey if you want to change up the flavor.
  • Vegetables: to keep this soup keto and low carb, I used zucchini, mushrooms and bell pepper. Feel free to use any combination of low carb veggies or make a hearty carb version with some potatoes or squash. 
  • Spices and Seasonings: To really bring out the hamburger flavor, I used a mix of Italian seasonings plus some Worcestershire. However, what REALLY takes this from ground beef soup to hamburger soup is the addition of pickles and pickle juice! I used pickles and the juice from a jar of dill pickles. 
  • To Make Whole30 Paleo Hamburger Soup: simply use The New Primal Classic or Spicy marinade in place of the Worcestershire.

📖 How to Make Keto Hamburger Soup

1️⃣ In a large soup pot, heat avocado oil over medium high heat. Add in garlic, onion and celery and saute for 5 minutes until they begin to soften.

2️⃣ Add in ground beef and saute in with onion, garlic and celery until ground beef is cooked through. Add mushrooms, zucchini, bell pepper, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper and saute for 5-8 minutes or until zucchini and bell pepper begins to soften.

3️⃣ Stir in Worcestershire, pickle juice, diced tomato, tomato paste, beef broth and chopped dill pickles.

4️⃣ Turn up heat to high and bring soup to a boil. Boil for 5 minutes and turn down to a simmer for 25 minutes.

5️⃣ Adjust seasonings if needed, garnish with parsley and serve hot. Top with shredded cheddar cheese for cheeseburger soup.

two white bowls of Keto Hamburger Soup on a blue and white table cloth

🍲 Instant Pot Hamburger Soup Instructions

Keto hamburger soup can be made in your instant pot!

Use the sauté function on your instant pot instead of a soup pot.  Follow instructions up to step 3. 

Set the instant pot on manual HIGH pressure for 10 minutes and do a quick or manual release once finished.  Adjust seasonings and serve hot. 

🍎 Whole30 Hamburger Soup

The ingredients in this soup are all naturally Whole30 compliant. This means you can enjoy this easy Whole30 soup recipe at any time during your reset.

👩🏻‍🍳 Chef’s Tips

To add fat content to your soup, use a ground beef of 80-85% lean meat.

Add shredded cheddar cheese before serving to make a delicious cheeseburger soup.

Can I add cream cheese to hamburger soup? If you’re staying dairy free or Whole30 then keep the cream cheese out however if you can enjoy cream cheese then add in 4 oz of cream cheese after soup is cooked.  Stir until cream cheese is dissolved. 

For a bacon hamburger soup, add in some chopped bacon!

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keto hamburger soup

Keto Hamburger Soup

This easy recipe for keto hamburger soup is the best low carb soup recipe for a cold night. It’s made with simple ingredients like ground beef and without cream cheese for a dairy free soup that also happens to be Whole30 compliant. This soup can be made right on the stove top or even in your instant pot or pressure cooker.
4.43 from 14 votes
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 6 -8 Servings
Calories: 243kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Lean Ground Beef 90/10
  • 1 cup Red Onion diced
  • 2 cup Celery diced
  • 2 tsp Garlic Cloves minced
  • 1.5 cups Zucchini diced
  • 1 Yellow Bell Pepper diced
  • 8 oz Baby Portobello Mushrooms sliced
  • ¼ cup Dill Pickles chopped
  • 1 15 oz Can Diced Tomatoes
  • 1 8 oz Can Tomato Paste
  • ½ cup Pickle Juice
  • 3 tbsp Worcestershire
  • 6 cups Beef Broth
  • 1 tbsp Italian Seasoning
  • 1 tsp Sea Salt
  • ¼ tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • 2 tsp Avocado Oil
  • 2 tbsp Fresh Parsley chopped

Instructions

  • In a large soup pot, heat avocado oil over medium high heat. Add in garlic, onion and celery and saute for 5 minutes until they begin to soften.
  • Add in ground beef and saute in with onion, garlic and celery until ground beef is cooked through. Add mushrooms, zucchini, bell pepper, italian seasoning, salt and pepper and saute for 5-8 minutes or until zucchini and bell pepper begins to soften.
  • Stir in worcestershire, pickle juice, diced tomato, tomato paste, beef broth and chopped dill pickles.
  • Turn up heat to high and bring soup to a boil. Boil for 5 minutes and turn down to a simmer for 25 minutes.
  • Adjust seasonings if needed, garnish with parsley and serve hot. Top with shredded cheddar cheese for cheeseburger soup.

Notes

Instant Pot Hamburger Soup Instructions:

Keto hamburger soup can be made in your instant pot! Use the saute function on your instant pot instead of a soup pot.  Follow instructions up to step 3.  Set the instant pot on manual HIGH pressure for 10 minutes and do a quick or manual release once finished.  Adjust seasonings and serve hot. 

Recipe Tips and Tricks:

  • To add fat content to your soup, use a ground beef of 80-85% lean meat.
  • Add shredded cheddar cheese before serving to make a delicious cheeseburger soup.
  • To make a creamy keto hamburger soup, add in 4 oz of cream cheese after soup is cooked.  Stir until cream cheese is dissolved. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 243kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 1667mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 13g

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2 Comments

  1. I made this soup today with one change, green beans instead of zuccini. We loved it. I’ll be making it again and try it with the zucinni. I also used beef consomme for about 2 cups of the broth. Delicious! The pickles were the perfect touch.

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