All the comforting flavors of stuffed peppers without the fuss ! An easy, economical meal made with convenience foods from your pantry transformed into a hearty, filling and tasty meal.
Unstuffed stuffed pepper soup…. How’s that for a title?
But that’s basically what this soup is. It has all the ingredients that go into stuffed peppers … ground beef, onion, peppers, beef broth and rice, along with a few classic spices.
Instead of the hassle of parboiling the peppers AND stuffing the AND baking them …. it’s in a big bowl of soup!
If you’ve ever had stuffed peppers then you know how tasty they are after they’ve baked in the oven and they get all soft and juicy. These peppers get nice and soft as that’s happening, the rice is cooking and soaking up all the beef broth, tomato sauce and spices.
This is such a hearty soup which I love because it is filling enough to be a meal.
I made this recently along with a Caesar Salad and it was really a nice combination. The stuffed pepper soup is VERY filling and the salad added some crunch and cold.
This soup will honestly fill up the heartiest of eaters!Print
All the yummy flavors of stuffed peppers without the fuss in a hearty, very filling and delicious soup
- 1 lb. Organic Grass Fed Ground Beef
- 2 Organic Green Pepper, seeded and diced
- 1 Organic Red Pepper, seeded and diced
- 1 Organic Jalapeno Pepper, seeded and finely diced
- 1 Cup Organic Yellow Onion, diced
- 3 Cloves Organic Garlic, minced
- ½ tsp. Dried Oregano
- 1 tsp. Dried Basil (or fresh)
- 1 Bay Leaf
- 1 tsp. Italian seasoning
- 1 Tbsp. Brown Sugar
- 1 (15 oz) Can Tomato Sauce
- 1 (14.5 oz) Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes
- 3 Cups Organic Beef Broth
- 1 Cup Organic Rice (white/brown/long/short)
- In a large stockpot add 1 Tbsp olive oil and the onions and peppers. Saute until softened, approx. 5 minutes. Add the garlic and saute another minute more. Place them in a bowl.
- Add the ground beef to the hot stockpot and cook on high heat until cooked through, breaking apart with a fork. Drain the grease from the pot and return the beef. Add the spices and then the onions/peppers.
- Add the beef broth and tomatoes. Once it comes to a boil, turn it down to a rapid simmer and let the vegetables continue to soften another 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Add the rice and continue to simmer for 10 minutes or until rice is tender. Taste for seasoning and serve hot.