Stuffed Pepper Soup

I love stuffed peppers.  I enjoy classic stuffed peppers, as well as southwestern stuffed peppers.  This is a big step for me as a few years ago I wouldn’t be caught dead eating any sort of bell pepper. I don’t know what my problem was because I missed out on some great flavors by not eating them!  

I’ve been thinking about this soup for a while and thought that I could definitely come up with a soup that used most of the same ingredients that I use when making regular stuffed peppers.

I was more than pleased when this soup was finished…it tastes just like regular stuffed peppers!

 

Stuffed Pepper Soup via Good Eats Girl

Stuffed Pepper Soup

-1 pound  ground beef

-1 medium onion, diced

-1 teaspoon garlic powder

-1 jar spaghetti sauce

-4-6 cups beef broth

-3 cups cooked brown rice

-3 cups chopped green pepper

-1 15 ounce can diced tomatoes

-1 can diced tomatoes and green chiles

In a dutch oven, add diced onion and ground beef.  Cook until beef has browned and onion is translucent.

Add 4 cups of beef broth and then everything else.  Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer for 35-40 minutes.  (If your soup gets thicker than you would like, add some more broth until it is a consistency that you want.  Four cups was the perfect amount for us!)  The peppers will soften and the soup will warm through.

Serve with a bit of cheddar cheese sprinkled on the top.  And if you like a little spice, add a few drops of your favorite hot sauce!  I add a few splashes of Frank’s to mine and it’s just perfect!

Enjoy!

4 Responses to “Stuffed Pepper Soup”

  1. Funny, I’ve always had a weird issue with bell peppers too. I like them just fine, and when they’re in something, I won’t pick them out. But for whatever reason, when given the choice, I won’t eat them. It makes absoutely no sense.

  2. Biz says:

    If it makes you feel better, I never ate peppers either until about five or six years ago – now I love them!

    That looks delicious – interesting idea to add pasta sauce to soup!

  3. oh yum! i guess i’m the weird one- i’ve been obsessed with bell peppers for practically my whole life. great soup!

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