10 Easy, 5-Ingredient Soup Recipes Chilly weather means getting to experience the simple joy of making a big pot of steaming hot soup. While there are few meals in life as comforting as a warm bowl of hearty soup, making it doesn't have to be a tedious task. In a medium bowl, combine egg, cracker crumbs, onion, salt, pepper and sage. Add beef and mix well. Shape into 2 patties. In a medium skillet, cook patties until browned, 4-5 minutes per side; drain. Remove to a platter and keep warm. In the same skillet, saute mushrooms in butter for 2 minutes. Stir in flour; blend well.