When I got married in 1993, my Grandmother gave me a large rubbermaid bin as a gift. The bin was full of cooking utensils and kitchen items that she picked up at various garage sales and thrift stores to help me on my way as a young wife. In the bin was 'The Hamburger Cookbook' By Ethel Mayer. I'm pretty sure that's first where I encountered this recipe. However, I've tweaked it and changed it so much over the years that it doesn't really even resemble the original recipe and I can't remember what was in that one. This is one of my kid's favorite soups!