This is something my mother use to make,its filling,easy,cheap, leaves you wanting more.I Loved it as a child and I love it now can not ever get enough of it.I think I was the only one out of my siblings that would eat just about anything my mother made.I would ask whats for dinner she would tell me.I would then say, "I don't like that"! never having it before and I would end up eating more than everyone else.
Fry the bacon till almost crisp throw in the diced onions cook together
Separate pan, scramble hamburger meat season with garlic as cooking strain off grease if any..Add the bacon and onions to this.
Peel and cube potatoes like you were making mashed potatoes.boil till fork tender.
add to the boiling potatoes and the potatoes water the hamburger meat,bacon,onions,tomato sauce season with the garlic powder,salt and pepper to your taste.Cook down some letting the potatoes thicken your soup.