100_4345One of the recipes that I planned to make for my freezer cooking session was Hamburger Soup.

I knew I was going to have to tweak the recipe a bit, but I tweaked it substantially when I replaced Worcestershire sauce for teriyaki sauce when I realized I didn’t have a gluten free version.  I wondered how the family would like the recipe, but it was a huge hit!

If you’re looking for comfort food that also freezes great for a quick meal on a busy night, you’ll want to try this recipe!  (Adapted from a Hamburger Soup recipe on Pass the Sushi.)

Hamburger Soup

1 lb. ground beef
1 onion
2 carrots
2 celery sticks
1-14 oz. can diced tomatoes
4 cups of beef broth (I used homemade beef stock)
2 TBSP teriyaki sauce (gluten free)
1 tsp. garlic salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper
salt to taste
1.5 cups dry gluten free noodles

Directions

-In a skillet over medium heat, brown the ground beef with the onion and drain.

-Combine the next 8 ingredients with the beef and onions in a slow cooker and cook on low for 5 to 6 hours.

-Boil the noodles in a separate pan on the stove and add to the soup just before serving.

Note–If you’re freezing the meal, don’t add the noodles until the day you reheat it to serve; otherwise they will become gummy.

I doubled this recipe, and it filled my slow cooker almost right to the top.

Serves 4 to 6.

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