Jul 292016



The July movie pick @ Food N’ Flix was Popeye, chosen by Elizabeth at The Lawyer’s Cookbook. The cast includes Robin Williams, Shelley Duvall, and Ray Walston, who by the way was on one of my favorite tv shows when I was a kid, My Favorite Martian.

I loved the Popeye cartoon when I was a child and was really excited to watch this movie since it’s been many many years since I saw it. To be honest, unlike the first time I watched it, all the singing and “silly” talk got to me a bit. I almost stopped watching it a few times, but I didn’t, and am glad I didn’t. It must have been the mood I was in, because it never bothered me before, in fact I always found it “cute”. Still, when the movie was over, my thoughts were that I loved the movie and wouldn’t mind watching it again.

There were a few times food was mentioned or seen in the movie, other than spinach and hamburgers of course, but the one that grabbed me the most was a conversation between George W. Geezil and  Wimpy. Here’s what was said:



George W. Geezil: What is that glop you’re eating?

J. Wellington Wimpy: It’s a soup burger.
These are difficult times. Burgers can’t be choosers.


So, I decided to make this recipe, which I found HERE, and adapted it a bit.

Burger Soup
1 lb. extra-lean, ground sirloin

1 chopped onion, about 1 cup

2 clove garlic

1 15 oz. no-salt-added tomato sauce

1 14 1/2 oz. canned, chopped, no-salt-added tomatoes

4 cups low-sodium chicken broth

1 16 oz. packaged, frozen mixed vegetables

1/3 cup brown rice, uncooked

In a large pot, cook the meat, onion, and garlic over medium heat until the meat is done.

Drain excess liquid.

Add the tomato sauce, tomatoes, broth, mixed vegetables, and rice.

Cover the pot, allow the mixture to come to a boil, reduce heat, and cook 35 minutes or until rice is done.


Popeye Hamburger Soup

I didn’t think this had very much flavor, so I added 1 tsp. each of cayenne pepper, garlic powder & onion powder. That made it a lot better.

This was a good soup. The ingredients didn’t cost much to buy, and it was easy and quick to make. The next time I make it I’m going to use a few each of Yukon potatoes, carrots, and a small bag of frozen peas, and maybe celery, instead of using a bag of mixed vegetables. was good good, but I like to try different ingredients to see which way tastes the best. I served it with a crusty bread which I didn’t take a photo of 🙁

Also linking to:
Weekend Cooking
Souper (Soup, Salad, & Sammie) Sunday


 Posted by at 2:17 PM

  21 Responses to “Food N’ Flix: Popeye & Hamburger Soup”

  1. While I’ve seen some of the cartoon I don’t think I’ve ever seen the movie. It does sound fun though I can see where all the silly talk not playing very well for an adult. The soup sounds great for a cold day so I’ll have to keep this in mind for colder weather!

  2. I think I saw the movie years ago.

  3. I don’t remember if I’ve seen the movie, but I used to watch the cartoon. Burger soup sounds like a great winter dish, but I’m with you in needing a little more spices.

  4. My brother used to watch the Popeye cartoons all the time when we were kids.

  5. My mom used to make hamburger stew and when I crave comfort food I will make it.

  6. The sound of “burger soup” was not particularly appealing, but your photo and additions changed the concept around to better and better and I’d try that.

  7. Burger soup sounds a little weird to me… How can you improve on a classic burger! Have a great week. Cheers from Carole’s Chatter

  8. I don’t think I’ve ever seen the movie. My son did his Master’s thesis on Popeye. I have so many Popeye books to dust…

  9. I love a good beef soup in the fall. Your seasoning suggestions sound perfect!

  10. […] I’d Rather Be At The Beach. Inspired by the same inspiration as Heather, Vicki made a pot of Hamburger Soup. She didn’t enjoy the movie that much this time around, but at least it yielded good […]

  11. Welcome to the Food ‘n Flix club, we’re so glad that you joined us! Great minds think alike, I’d say. I love that while we both chose the same scene and the same type of meal to make for Popeye, they are still entirely different.:)

  12. I’m a big fan of soups. I love this idea. This is one I’ll have to add to my recipes.

  13. Perfectly inspired recipe for this movie.

  14. I was certainly mutli-tasking as I was watching it. Really not my cup o’ tea but I am a fan of your soup. When will it be soup season again?????

  15. My mom used to make a similar soup–it’s great comfort food and perfect for the movie.

  16. Burger soup? what a fabulous idea. Would not have thought of that one. Looks really good!

  17. Love the idea of burger soup! This looks like ti would be perfect on a cold, rainy day!

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