An easy hamburger soup to make (or great recipe for canning) utilizing deer meat, vegetables, broth, and seasoning. Partnered with homemade rolls, for a quick and delicious soup dinner ready in 30-45 minutes.
This vegetable soup works well with and wild game meat including ground deer, ground venison, and ground beef. I haven’t tried ground turkey or pork, but I imagine it would also taste great. (Please let us know in the comments!)
Health Benefits of Venison
There are a number of ingredients in this recipe that can be easily grown yourself. Homegrown vegetables have no added preservatives and pesticides, in addition to a number of health benefits over store bought. Studies have also shown that children who grow up with a garden eat more vegetables, are more physically active, and have improved long-term health. Another study in UK shows that 1 out of 5 kids eat virtually no fresh fruit or vegetables, and 3 out of 5 kids do not eat leafy vegetables. (Another great reason to start growing your own fruits and veggies!)
Venison Hamburger Soup Ingredients
- Ground venison – wild game meat reduces risk for cancer and chronic inflammatory diseases like cardiovascular, diabetes, COPD, arthritis, psoriasis, etc.
- Onion – one of the easiest vegetables to grow from starts or scraps
- Garlic – a “plant it and forget it” vegetable that can be planted in the fall from cloves in your fridge
- Diced potatoes – harvesting potatoes is a lot easier with these potato grow bags (Amazon affiliate link)
- Beef broth (or venison broth) – canning your own chicken, beef, or deer broth is cheap and easy! Check back later for some of our favorite canning recipes.
- Diced tomatoes – there are thousands of varieties of tomatoes available for you to grow your own
- Diced carrots – can be grown in containers, and can be stored in your fridge for months!
- Peas – one of the first crops you’ll get in the spring, and a second crop can be grown for fall
- Corn – there is a new variety that can be grown in containers
- Green beans – once established, they produce fresh green beans continuously all summer
- Parsley – plant in a container, and bring it in during the winter for fresh parsley all year
- Basil – plant in a container, and bring it in during the winter for fresh basil all year
- Salt and pepper
- Tomato Soup – check back later for a homemade recipe!
How to Make Ground Venison Soup
- Defrost and brown ground wild game meat with minced onion and garlic. Crumble meat while cooking.
- Dice vegetables while meat is thawing and cooking.
- After ground venison meat is cooked, add beef broth, diced mixed vegetables, seasoning, and Worcestershire sauce.
- Bring venison vegetable soup mixture to boil, and simmer in covered pot for 20-30 minutes to let flavors combine.
If you like this recipe, you may want to try:
- Venison Burgers
- Venison Pot Pie
- Venison Roast
- Venison Stew
- Venison Salisbury Steak and Gravy
- Venison Lumpia Recipe (Filipino egg rolls)
- Venison Shepherd’s Pie
- Venison Breakfast Sausage Recipe
- Venison Sausage Gravy and Biscuits
- Venison Breakfast Skillet
- Ground Venison Soup
- Venison Tater Tot Casserole
- Venison Stroganoff
- Venison Chili
- Venison Tacos
- Venison Cheeseburger Macaroni
Ground Venison Soup
- 1 pound ground venison
- ½ cup minced or finely diced onion
- 2 cloves minced garlic
- 2 cups diced potatoes
- 4 cups beef broth (or deer broth)
- 1 can condensed tomato soup
- 1 can diced tomatoes (or 1½ cups freshly diced tomatoes)
- 16 oz bag of frozen vegetables (or use 2 cups of a combination of green beans, diced carrots, peas, and corn (about ½ of each vegetable))
- 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tsp dried parsley (or 1 Tablespoon of fresh parsley)
- ½ tsp dried basil (or 1½ teaspoon of fresh basil)
- 1 tsp salt
- ½ tsp pepper
- In dutch oven brown ground venison, onion, and garlic, breaking meat into crumbles.1 pound ground venison, ½ cup minced or finely diced onion, 2 cloves minced garlic
- While meat is defrosting and cooking, dice potatoes and fresh vegetables (if using fresh)2 cups diced potatoes
- When meat is cooked, add beef stock, tomato soup, Worcestershire, seasonings, and vegetables. Stir well, and bring to a boil.2 cups diced potatoes, 4 cups beef broth, 1 can condensed tomato soup, 1 can diced tomatoes, 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce, 1 tsp dried parsley, ½ tsp dried basil, 1 tsp salt, ½ tsp pepper, 16 oz bag of frozen vegetables
- Simmer in covered pot for 30 minutes or more to combine flavors.