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Hearty Keto Hamburger Soup | Whole30 & Paleo

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January 9, 2020 | Author: Ashley McCrary

This amazing hamburger soup recipe combines ground beef, diced tomato, green beans, banana peppers, & beef broth to make an easy, cozy, low-carb meal!

Whole30 Hamburger Soup

Hamburger Soup, the Quick & Cozy Meal You’ve Been Waiting For!

I’m always looking for easy, low-carb recipes using ground beef. Ground beef is so versatile, flavorful, affordable, and just plain delicious! I love that it makes low carb and keto recipes super easy to whip up, and the whole family loves them!

Enter, Hamburger Soup. What could be better than everyone’s favorite sandwich turned into a hearty, beefy, keto soup? This recipe is packed with flavor, kid-friendly, and so quick! You are going to love it!

keto hamburger soup in a bowl on top of a newspaper

Ingredient Notes

This Hamburger Soup is the perfect balance of tangy and savory. With just a few simple ingredients, this soup packs in some serious flavor!

Banana Peppers: I also added banana peppers that brought even more flavor and texture to the green beans, tomatoes, and hamburger meat.

Juice from the Banana Pepper Jar: The juice added from the banana pepper jar really brought all the flavors together in this soup.

Beef Broth: You can use beef broth or beef bone broth, both are super easy to find in the store. I love getting this from Thrive Market, Sprouts, or even Walmart!

How to Make this Keto Soup Your Way!

I made my hamburger soup on the stovetop (instructions in recipe card!), but there are so many ways to make this soup. Choose the version that works best for you, and still get the best keto hamburger soup results!

SLOW COOKER INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high. Add the tablespoon olive oil and the ground beef along with the garlic and onion. Cook until the meat is browned and onion is translucent, 2 minutes.
  2. Transfer to the slow cooker and add the broth, canned tomatoes (with liquid), tomato paste, banana peppers and juice, onion salt, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. Stir to combine.
  3. Cover and cook on LOW for 6 to 8 hours.
  4. Divide among bowls and enjoy!

INSTANT POT INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Turn on the Instant Pot and set to sauté and allow time to heat up
  2. Add 1 tbsp ghee and place the minced garlic, onions and hamburger meat, around 3-4 minutes
  3. Turn the settings on the instant pot to high pressure. Once this setting is on, add the rest of the ingredients for the soup.
  4. Lock the lid making sure the top vent is sealed. Cook on high pressure for 10 minutes.
  5. Once the cook time is over,do a quick release to remove the pressure.
  6. Stir together with a wooden spoon and divide among bowls and enjoy!
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Peachy Tips & Tricks

  • Using fresh green beans will make a big difference. If you only have frozen or canned green beans, those will absolutely work too, but fresh is always best.
  • Stove Top Version: The longer it simmers, the better flavor the hamburger soup will have.
  • If you are storing this in your fridge, use an airtight glass container. It seems to stay fresher that way.

FAQs

Hearty Keto Hamburger Soup | Whole30 & Paleo: FAQs

Where can you find Whole30 compliant banana peppers for this hamburger soup?

Finding Whole30 compliant banana peppers may involve a little additional work. My recommendation is always to be sure to read your ingredients and check with the Whole30 additive cheat sheet to make sure it aligns with the program.

I have found compliant banana peppers through Thrive Market, Amazon, Whole Foods, and sometimes even Walmart. Jeff’s Naturals, Sunraised, and Divina Sliced Pepperoncini’s from Thrive Market.

Can I freeze this keto hamburger soup?

Yes! Store in an airtight, freezer-safe container for up to 3 months in the freezer. Thaw overnight in the fridge before reheating in the microwave or stovetop.

Can I add cheese to make this cheeseburger soup?

Actually, I have an amazing recipe for Keto Bacon Cheeseburger Soup! Give that a try!

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Whole30 Hamburger Soup

Hearty Keto Hamburger Soup | Whole30 & Paleo

This amazing hamburger soup recipe combines ground beef, diced tomato, green beans, banana peppers, & beef broth to make an easy, cozy, low-carb meal!

  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x

Ingredients

Scale
  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  •  2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 128 oz can diced tomatoes with juice
  • 16 oz can tomato paste
  • 5 cups beef broth
  • 1 1/2 tsp Italian Seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp onion salt
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1 cup banana peppers and 1/2 cup of the juice that it comes in
  • 112 oz bag of green beans (frozen, fresh or canned)

Instructions

STOVE TOP INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Heat the olive oil in a 5- or 6-quart Dutch oven or large pot over medium-high. Add the onion and garlic and cook until translucent, 2 minutes. Add the beef and cook until brown, 4 to 5 minutes.
  2. Transfer the bag of green beans to the beef and combine together with a spoon.
  3. Add the broth, canned tomatoes (with liquid), tomato paste, banana peppers and juice, onion salt, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. Stir to combine.
  4. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer until the green beans are very tender, 30 minutes.
  5. Divide among bowls and enjoy!

SLOW COOKER INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high. Add the tablespoon olive oil and the ground beef along with the garlic and onion. Cook until the meat is browned and onion is translucent, 2 minutes.
  2. Transfer to the slow cooker and add the broth, canned tomatoes (with liquid), tomato paste, banana peppers and juice, onion salt, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. Stir to combine.
  3. Cover and cook on LOW for 6 to 8 hours.
  4. Divide among bowls and enjoy!

INSTANT POT INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Turn on the Instant Pot and set to sauté and allow time to heat up
  2. Add 1 tbsp ghee and place the minced garlic, onions and hamburger meat, around 3-4 minutes
  3. Turn the settings on the instant pot to high pressure. Once this setting is on, add the rest of the ingredients for the soup.
  4. Lock the lid making sure the top vent is sealed. Cook on high pressure for 10 minutes.
  5. Once the cook time is over,do a quick release to remove the pressure.
  6. Stir together with a wooden spoon and divide among bowls and enjoy!

Notes

  • Compliant banana peppers can be a little harder to find. You can find compliant peppers at Whole Foods, Thrive Market and other health food stores. Always make sure to read the instructions.
  • Store soup in a glass container and store in the fridge for up to one week and up to 3 months in the freezer. 
  • Author: Ashley McCrary
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Soup/Main Dish
  • Method: Stove Top/ Crockpot/ Insta Pot
  • Cuisine: American

TOTAL NET CARBS per serving: Take Fiber and subtract from carbohydrates 12 GRAMS per serving

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

83 thoughts on "Hearty Keto Hamburger Soup | Whole30 & Paleo"

  1. Trista says:

    Me: Hurries to the grocery list and adds all the ingredients.
    This sounds so so good. Can’t wait to try it.

  2. Amanda says:

    Hi! When you say tomato with juice, do you mean diced tomatoes or does it matter?

    1. Ashley McCrary says:

      Yes, diced tomatoes with the juice.

  3. Ashley G says:

    This was hearty and delicious! A nice change of pace from other soups. I bought pepperoncinis instead of banana peppers by mistake so there was a slight kick to the soup but we liked it that way. Thanks for a great recipe!

    1. Ashley McCrary says:

      So happy you enjoyed this soup!

  4. Deb L says:

    This recipe is delicious. My family loved it! Definitely a keeper.

    1. Ashley McCrary says:

      Thank you!

  5. Olivia DeVizia says:

    This soup was AMAZING! My 4 kids devoured it! Finding a meal that everyone raves about is a challenge. This recipe is a new staple!

    1. Ashley McCrary says:

      Happy to hear the whole family loved it. Thank you, Olivia!

  6. Emily says:

    Just had to say this is one delicious soup!!! The banana peppers in it with the juice really gives it the best flavor. My husband and I will keep this in rotation. Just a note I thought I had 28 oz can of tomatoes but I didn’t. I ended up using fire roasted and a can of tomatoes with green chilies. It’s quite versatile a recipe 🙂

    1. Ashley McCrary says:

      Thank you!

  7. Molly Ingram says:

    This recipe is incredible. It is filled with so much yummy flavor.

    1. Ashley McCrary says:

      Thank you!

  8. Katelyn says:

    I love banana peppers so I was instantly intrigued by this soup when it was posted. I cannot stop thinking about how delicious it is.

    1. Ashley McCrary says:

      This makes me so happy! Thank you for your feedback 😉

  9. Tina says:

    Looks so good. Will be making this soon!!

    1. Tina says:

      Its a hit!!!! Will certainly be making again soon!!!

      1. Ashley McCrary says:

        Thank you

    2. Jaymey says:

      Delish! I included carrot and celery as I used Trader Joe’s mirepoix.

  10. Trista says:

    Delicious soup!! We love soup around here and the hamburger was a nice change from chicken. The flavor is really good and very filling. We love the banana pepper tang the best. Thank you.

  11. Stephanie Cowser says:

    This is in my menu plan for this week! Can’t wait!

    1. Ashley McCrary says:

      So happy to hear this. Hope you love it

  12. Christi Ruffing says:

    We made this and really liked it. My daughter took it for lunch 3 days and we have had 3 dinners from it. It’s great! We used rotel instead of just regular diced tomatoes, because my fam loves spice. It was super simple, but super tasty- we also had some baby Bella mushrooms left over from mac’s not so cheesesteak stuffed peppers So we added those in. This will definitely be added to our regular rotation!

    1. Ashley McCrary says:

      Hi Christi. I love when my followers tweek the recipe to satisfy the already known family tastebuds. Love the Bella and Mac stuffed peppers left over thrown in. So so thrilled to have made a family favs recipe list;-) Blessings!!!!!

  13. Lisa says:

    This recipe is amazing! The banana peppers add just the right amount of spice and tang! It tastes just like a burger and the green beans are a snappy surprise. This recipe was approved by my boyfriend to be added to the meal rotation!

    1. Ashley McCrary says:

      YAY!!! So love when a recipe of mine satisfies the hubbies/boyfriends!!!! So fun to please the ones you love the most isn’t it?? Thanks so much for the kind review Lisa;-)

  14. Kendal says:

    I was hesitant to try this soup because banana peppers sounded odd in a soup, but I trusted Mac and dove in! It was SO good, and it was the banana peppers that made it!!! I made it for my office soup club who loved it too!!

    1. Ashley McCrary says:

      Thanks Kendal! This is one of my favorites too. Thanks for making and sharing with others:-)

  15. Nicole says:

    I can tell you this was a hit! Such an easy, go-to recipe on busy nights. I feel like I can put any veggie in this and it would be perfect. Thanks for all the cooking methods too! I did mine in the IP, just to set it and forget!! Thank you!!!

    1. Ashley McCrary says:

      Awww, thank you Nicole. So glad I created a recipe that helps on those BUSY NIGHTS!!!!!;-)

  16. Kendal says:

    I was initially hesitant to try this because banana peppers in soup struck me as odd, but I trusted Mac and went for it. I’m so glad I did! This soup was delicious and the banana peppers are what made it!! I brought it to my soup club at work, and they loved it oo!

    1. Ashley McCrary says:

      Well look at you!!!!! Steppin outside that box to throw in those banana peppers:-) Thanks Kendal for trying this recipe. So glad it was a CLUB hit!!!

  17. Nicole Williams says:

    I’ve made this soup two weeks in a row to have for lunches at work and I absolutely love it! Super easy, filling, and delicious!

    1. Ashley McCrary says:

      Thank you Nicole. I am so happy to hear you love it.

  18. Stephanie says:

    Very unique flavors! I love how the banana peppers bring the “mustard flavor” of a classic hamburger.

  19. Steph says:

    So good that even while eating left overs at work, someone said, ‘Dang! That smells good!’ This recipe made enough for my husband and I for 4 dinners (2 each), and 4 lunches (2 each).

    1. Ashley McCrary says:

      Thanks so much Steph for the kind review. Don’t you love soup? There is something about the way it makes you feel. So thrilled this recipe was one you could use for several work days:-)

  20. Kristen says:

    Love love love this soup and so simple to make!!

    1. Ashley McCrary says:

      Thank you so much!

  21. Libby says:

    I made this for my husband to take for lunch and he called me from work to tell me how amazing it is!!! I do add in some yellow squash and zucchini to make it a bit more stew like. I must admit that I halved it the first time I made it and accidentally added the entire amount of the banana pepper juice. Now he won’t have it any other way. But this is literally all he requests for lunch.

    1. Ashley McCrary says:

      That’s so nice Libby……thanks so much for your kind words of support. Have a blessed weekend.

  22. Ashleigh H says:

    This soup will be a staple in the rotation of lunch meals.

    So good!

    1. Ashley McCrary says:

      Love this Ashleigh…..thanks for sharing

  23. Erika M. says:

    I love this recipe – thank you so much for sharing! We made this on a weeknight and had leftovers for lunch the next day and they were amazing. We added a cup of instant rice to the mix before letting it simmer on the stovetop, but this would be great as-is!

    1. Ashley McCrary says:

      Yay……love that the recipe was a hit. THank you Erika for your kind words of support. You’re so welcome

  24. Erin M. says:

    I’ve made this on repeat in my house lately! (And I used a bit of pickle juice when I didn’t have banana peppers on hand once!)

    1. Ashley McCrary says:

      🙂

  25. April W says:

    This sounds delicious! I just started using my
    IP again and looking for some good recipes! Can’t wait to try this!

    1. Ashley McCrary says:

      Let me know what ya think April

  26. Charlotte McLevy says:

    This soup was divine! So flavorful. Thank you!

    1. Ashley McCrary says:

      Thanks Charlotte…..we love it at our table too!!!! Thanks for the kind comments.

  27. Ashley says:

    This soup is delicious. I was a little skeptical while making it but it was sooooo good. All 3 of my girls liked it too, ages 6,5 &1.

    1. Ashley McCrary says:

      Fantastic Ashley….it’s certainly a bonus when we find a recipe that makes everyone smile. Thank you for letting me know. Have a blessed weekend!

  28. Anita says:

    My husband is not a fan of soup but he loves this recipe!! It is soooo delicious 😋 I have made it several times and plan to make it again this week. Since we are all at home right now.,.. it’s nice to cook a big pot of soup and have it for dinner one night and lunch the next day … or two . Thanks for making our quarantine a little tastier. Blessings to you and your sweet family😊

    1. Ashley McCrary says:

      Awwwww Thanks for the kind comments Anita. So thrilled I could make quarantine tasty and something pleasing to all eating. Have a blessed weekend!

  29. Laura says:

    Yummy! So good!

  30. Elizabeth says:

    I thought I left a comment about this soup but who knows if I actually did or did it in me head!! This soup…according to my husband because I cannot eat it…is so ridiculously good!!! He literally called me from work just to tell me, and since then I have made a batch every week for his lunches. I did accidentally tweak it and then added in some different veggies…First, I accidentally got the hot banana peppers…good thing my husband likes heat…then I accidentally added in the entire amount of pepper juice even though I was only making half the recipe. We did add in some yellow squash and zucchini and now he will not have it any other way…he just shakes his head every time he eats it and that is how I know it is a winner. Thanks!!

    1. Ashley McCrary says:

      This was such a nice comment. Thank you so much

  31. Jennifer says:

    Very tasty! Thank you!

    1. Ashley McCrary says:

      So happy to hear this. Thank you

  32. Lindsay says:

    This soup is beyond delicious & a staple in my menu especially this time of year!!!!

  33. Emmy says:

    This is perfect for the cold, rainy weather we’ve been having! It’s delicious!

  34. Heidi Kelly says:

    Amazing! I was not so keen on banana peppers & banana pepper juice but that is what makes it so fantastic. Wow. Put on repeat!

  35. Debra says:

    I made this for dinner tonight. It was amazing! My husband even loved it! We will keep this in our menu rotations.

    1. Ashley McCrary says:

      Thank you Debra. This is great to hear. Thank you

  36. Anita Campbell says:

    My family enjoys this recipe it has become a request to make: Thank you!

    1. Ashley McCrary says:

      This is so awesome to hear. Thank you for taking the time to comment and review!

  37. Reyna Munves says:

    Delicious! Great with cauliflower rice, too.

  38. Heidi says:

    I keep coming back to this one. Family loves it. Thank you!!

  39. Jennifer says:

    This is an awesome recipe! I wasn’t feeling well so I wanted something easy and just a a simple recipe to follow so I didn’t have to think about it. The soup came out delicious and with enough bite it cleared up my stopped up head. 10 out of 10 will make again! Thank you for sharing!

    1. Ashley McCrary says:

      So happy to hear. Thank you Jennifer


 

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