Stuffed Pepper Soup Recipe
Bell peppers, chopped tomatoes and lean ground beef are simmered in broth with onions and garlic, then topped with brown rice – everything you love about stuffed peppers, in a soup!
I love soup weather – and the convenience of a making a big pot of soup that can serve as several meals. I first posted this recipe back in 2011 and it’s been a huge hit with everyone, including both of my kids – they just loved it! I decided to make a pot this weekend and gave this a photo makeover.
This is a hearty bowl of soup that will fill you up and warm you on a chillynight. I guess you can call this a lazy stuffed pepper because it tastes just like a stuffed pepper without all the extra work. Topped with brown rice it’s a satisfying meal. Heck, if you wanted you could even make this with ground turkey, and top it with shredded cheese. Have fun with this one!
3 cups cooked brown rice (omit for paleo diet)
1 lb 95% lean ground beef
1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
1 cup finely diced onion
3 cloves garlic, chopped
2 cans (14.5 oz each) cans petite diced tomatoes
1 3/4 cups tomato sauce
2 cups reduced sodium, fat-free chicken broth
1/2 tsp dried marjoram
salt and fresh pepper to taste
In a large pot or dutch oven, brown ground meat on high heat and season with salt. Drain fat if any, reduce heat to medium-low, then add peppers, onions and garlic. Cook about 5 minutes on low heat.
Add tomatoes, tomato sauce, chicken broth, marjoram and season with salt and pepper to taste. Cover and simmer on low heat for 30 minutes. Serve about 1 1/2 cups of soup in each bowl and top with 1/2 cup cooked brown rice.
Makes about 9 1/2 cups.
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