Hearty Hamburger Soup made with ground beef, beans, vegetables, and greens and flavored with a boatload of spices. Delicious, satisfying, and good for you. Use your favorite beans like kidney, butter, lima, black bean, or chickpeas. This soup freezes well.
In a large skillet over medium high heat, brown the hamburger. Drain. If you're using 90% or higher lean ground beef, you can skip this step and just add the ground beef in step 3.
In a large stockpot over medium high heat, sauté the onions, mushrooms, and garlic until softened, about 5 minutes.
Add in the meat and spices and give it a stir. Add in remaining ingredients except for cilantro and parsley.
Stir and simmer for 20 - 30 minutes.
Stir in cilantro and parsley and simmer another 10 minutes.
If using 90% lean ground beef, you can add the raw ground beef into the same pot after sautéing mushrooms, onions, and garlic.
I always have fresh parsley in my freezer. When you buy a bunch, use what you need then freeze the rest. Put it in a freezer bag, squeeze out all the air by rolling it up towards the zipper, seal, then label and date it. Do the same for the cilantro.
You can also use lima beans, butter beans. I usually use what I have or 1 can of kidney and 1 can lima or butter.