You are here: Home » Recipes » Hamburger Soup Hamburger Soup Recipe by American Profile Yield 8 to 10 servings PrintEmail "This soup is delicious and fun to eat. My family makes a game out of finding the peppercorns. We collect all 10 in a small bowl to be certain that no one bites down on one." Ingredients 3 tablespoons butter1 medium onion, chopped2 pounds ground beef4 celery tops1 (28-ounce) can tomatoes3 (14.5-ounce) cans beef consomme, plus 2 cans water1/2 teaspoon thyme4 carrots, diced1 bay leaf10 peppercorns1/2 cup barley1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained (optional) Instructions Melt butter in a large soup kettle. Saute onion. Add beef and cook until slightly browned. Add all remaining ingredients, except barley and beans. Bring to a boil. Add barley and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally for about one hour. Add beans, if using, and heat through. Remove celery tops before serving. Joan Clare, Harbor Springs, Mich.