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Morrison's Hamburger Soup

Re: Morrison's Hamburger Soup
From: Nettie
Date: 1/18/2022, 7:34 AM

On 1/16/2022 4:11 PM, Nettie wrote:

I am wondering if you would be able to locate the recipe for a soup I would get at 
Morrisons. I think it was called hamburger soup but I canít be sure if that was the 
full name of it. It was made with broth and hamburger meat, tomatoes and some other  

Thank you very much for any help you can give with this soup!

Hi Nettie,

I could not find anything like your description on the Internet or in any of the other resources in my possession, so I asked someone who is a former Morrison's manager and who has a complete copy of the Morrison's Kitchen Manual.

The closest recipe to your description that he could find in the Manual is the recipe below. Perhaps your local Morrison's used hamburger instead of diced beef. Individual Morrisons were allowed a certain amount of leeway.


Morrison's Beef Vegetable Stew, Farmers Style

Yield: One gallon

1 gallon hot water
4 1/2 oz. Beef Base
5 oz. small diced onions
1 1/2 oz. medium diced celery
7 oz. medium diced carrots
10 oz. medium diced potatoes
1 cup canned diced tomatoes in puree
1 oz. white long-grained rice -- uncooked
1 tbsp sugar
2 1/2 oz medium diced cabbage
2 1/2 oz. frozen green beans, thawed
6 oz. cooked beef, small diced (optional)

In a heavy sauce pot combine water, beef base, onions, celery, 
carrots, potatoes, tomatoes, sugar and uncooked rice.
Heat to boiling, stirring frequently. Reduce heat and gently 
boil 30 minutes, stirring frequently.

NOTE: The uncooked rice may be replaced with 1/2 cup cooked rice 
added in step two.

Step TWO: Stir in cabbage, green beans and cooked beef. Gently boil 
for 10 minutes or until veggies are tender.

Serve hot garnished with herbed croutons, chopped fresh parsley or 
blanched julienne of red pepper. Holding temp not to exceed 180 degrees.

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