The Hayes & Hamburger soup

So glad to finally meet this sweet little guy!

This is Moses David…14 months old I might add…and the fastest crawler around! He, his mama, and daddy made the LOOONG trip from Farmington, NM to spend the weekend here in frigid Colorado, which provided the perfect excuse for a big pot of Hamburger soup (recipe below) and I’m so glad they came. We hadn’t met mr. Moses and none of the Hayes’ had met the little mister so it was quite the series of introductions!

Saturday we piled into two vehicles and headed to Focus so Hope could show Mo around her favorite indoor play spot…

After all that playing the little people headed to their respective beds for a nap which allowed Susan and I to get out of the house for some girl time minus the babies (!!!!) We have some pretty sweet husbands I tell ya!

We headed to TJ Maxx Home Store. Sus scored a great deal on this lovely mirror for her new home…

Isn’t she just BEAMING!?! For $39 who wouldn’t be…don’t ya just love those red stickers???

It was a very sunny spot to our long Colorado winter and we’re so thankful they made the trip up! Next stop for the Paxson’s: a jaunt through Farmington to welcome the arrival of baby girl Hayes…can not wait to meet her!

The soup…this was a delish dish we had several months back that I decided to recreate it…it’s become a favorite around here and because the Hayes’ said it was yummy I thought there might be a few others interested in trying it out!


1 lb. ground meat*

5 Carrots (course chop for all veggies)

3 Celery stalks

1 Potato (baking potato or a handful of reds…both are great!)

1 Red Bell Pepper

1 Yellow onion

2 Garlic cloves, minced

1 Can corn

4 Scallions, chopped

8 cups water

Cumin, to taste

Garlic salt, to taste

Parsley…I put loads of it in just because I like the way it looks!


1. Bring water and seasonings to a boil with ground meat in the pot; allow meat to cook entirely then remove and set on a plate to cool. Once cool chop meat as much or as little as you like. Place back into pot.

2. Place all remaining ingredients in the pot and cover. Allow to cook on a rolling boil for at least 20 minutes to allow veggies to soften.

3. Serve with warm bread

Could it be any easier? Nope…and I really enjoy the time to think chopping veggies affords me…a little music in the background and I just head straight for la la land :0) Enjoy and let me know what you think!

*if you’re in the Colorado Springs area pick up a pound or two of the lower in cholesterol than white meat chicken, high omega-3 Texas Longhorn meat from Searle Ranch…grass fed without hormones ta boot! It’s so good and good for you the first time Alex opened a package he teased he would eat it raw!


2 Responses to “The Hayes & Hamburger soup”

  1. Amber Says:

    This is funny that you write about Hamburger Soup. My husband and I were just wondering what would be in this soup, since an upcoming Wednesday church soup will be Hamburger Soup. Glad to see there isn’t any mustard in there! šŸ™‚

    • Stacey Says:

      EWWWW! Can you imagine Amber?!?! That would be SO, SO gross!!! No…thankfully…there is zero mustard…or ketchup for that matter :0)!

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