Hearty Keto Hamburger Soup | Whole30 & Paleo

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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 it 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!
dairy free hamburger soup in a bowl with two spoons on top of a newspaper

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

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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Hamburger Soup

Hearty Keto Hamburger Soup | Whole30 & Paleo

By: Ashley McCrary
4.97 from 33 votes
This amazing hamburger soup recipe combines ground beef, diced tomato, green beans, banana peppers, & beef broth to make an easy, cozy, low-carb meal!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8 servings

Ingredients  

  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 small yellow onion diced
  • 1-28 oz can diced tomatoes with juice
  • 1- 6 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
  • 1- 12 oz bag of green beans frozen, fresh or canned

Instructions 

STOVE TOP INSTRUCTIONS:

  • 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.
  • Transfer the bag of green beans to the beef and combine together with a spoon.
  • Add the broth, canned tomatoes (with liquid), tomato paste, banana peppers and juice, onion salt, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. Stir to combine.
  • Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer until the green beans are very tender, 30 minutes.
  • Divide among bowls and enjoy!

SLOW COOKER INSTRUCTIONS:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Cover and cook on LOW for 6 to 8 hours.
  • Divide among bowls and enjoy!

INSTANT POT INSTRUCTIONS:

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

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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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.)

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73 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    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.

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

  3. 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!)

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

  5. 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. 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!

  6. 5 stars
    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. Awwwww Thanks for the kind comments Anita. So thrilled I could make quarantine tasty and something pleasing to all eating. Have a blessed weekend!

  7. 5 stars
    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!!