John Elway’s Hamburger Soup

2-3 lb lean hamburger
1-2 medium onions, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tbs butter
1 qt beef broth
2 ten-ounce cans of diced tomatoes with green chiles
15 oz can tomato sauce
1 cup diced potatoes, skin on
1 cup carrots, diced
1 cup celery, diced
1 15 oz can French-style green beans
1 cup dry red wine
1 tbs parsley, minced
½ tsp basil
Salt and pepper to taste


1. Brown and crumble the hamburger meat.

2. Saute onions and garlic in soup pot.

3. Add all the other stuff, and simmer until tender, ca. 30-40 minutes.

Elway suggests serving this with warm bread.