1 pound ground beef
1 medium onion, diced
2 cloves of garlic, minced
6 cups beef broth
2 cups your choice of noodles (e.g., egg noodles)
1 cup diced tomatoes (fresh or canned)
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried basil
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 tablespoon olive oil
Optional: Add diced carrots or celery for extra veggies
Start by heating a large pot over medium-high heat. Add olive oil, followed by the ground beef. Cook until the beef is well-browned, breaking it apart as it cooks.
After browning the beef, drain excess fat if needed. Add the diced onion and minced garlic to the pot, cooking until the onions are translucent and the garlic is aromatic.
Add the beef broth to the pot, bringing the mixture to a boil. If using, incorporate carrots or celery at this point, then lower the heat to simmer.
Mix in the diced tomatoes, oregano, and basil. Season with salt and pepper according to taste. Allow the soup to simmer for about 10 minutes, letting the flavors combine.
Add the noodles to the pot, continuing to simmer until the noodles are tender, typically 8-10 minutes, depending on noodle thickness.
Do a final seasoning adjustment as necessary. Once the noodles are cooked and the soup is thoroughly heated, it’s ready to be served.
Serve the Hamburger Noodle Soup hot, accompanied by your choice of bread or a refreshing salad. This soup not only brings warmth and comfort to your dining table but also evokes a sense of home and simplicity. Enjoy this classic, homely dish either in a family setting or as a personal treat.