Hamburger Florentine Soup

"I was born into ranching and always knew I wanted to be back at the ranch, raising my kids and teaching them important work ethics and helping them understand what an important job ranchers have – we feed the world!!!! If not for farmers & ranchers, we wouldn't eat - so yeah, that is pretty important. We are blessed to be able to do what we do! Ranchers help to leave this world a better place as we care for the land and animals God created." - Jana Jensen, Bingham, NE


  • 2 lbs ground beef, browned and drained
  • 4 cups cubed potatoes
  • 2 cups chopped carrots
  • 2 cups chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup instant pearl barley
  • 1 can diced tomatoes with green chilies
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1 can cut green beans
  • 1 package frozen chopped spinach
  • 1 packet onion soup mix
  • 1 tsp basil
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Salt & pepper
  • Water


  1. Combine ingredients into slow cooker
  2. Add enough water to cover ingredients (more to make it soupier)
  3. Cook on high 3-4 hours or on low 4-6 hours