Stuffed Pepper Soup captures the essence of classic stuffed peppers in a hearty, comforting soup form. It’s a deliciously warming meal that combines ground be
ef, bell peppers, and rice in a savory tomato broth, seasoned with herbs. This soup is perfect for a cozy dinner on a chilly evening and is sure to be a hit with the whole family.
1 lb ground beef
1 medium bell pepper, chopped
1 cup finely diced onion
1 can diced tomatoes, undrained (28 oz)
1 can tomato sauce (15 oz)
1 can chicken broth (14 oz)
1/4 tsp dried thyme
1/4 tsp dried sage
2 cups cooked rice
Salt and pepper, to taste
Step 1: Brown the Beef
In a large pot over medium heat, cook the ground beef until it’s no longer pink, breaking it apart with a spoon as it cooks. Once fully cooked, drain any excess fat from the pot.
Step 2: Add Vegetables
To the same pot, add the chopped bell pepper and diced onion. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables start to soften, about 5-7 minutes.
Step 3: Combine Ingredients
Stir in the undrained diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, and chicken broth. Season the mixture with dried thyme, dried sage, salt, and pepper. Bring the soup to a simmer.
Step 4: Simmer the Soup
Reduce the heat to low and let the soup simmer, uncovered, for about 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.
Step 5: Add Cooked Rice
After the soup has simmered, stir in the cooked rice. Continue to cook the soup for an additional 10 minutes, or until it is heated through and the rice is tender.
Step 6: Season and Serve
Taste the soup and adjust the seasoning with more salt and pepper if needed. Ladle the soup into bowls and serve hot.
Rice Texture: To prevent the rice from becoming too mushy, consider adding it to individual servings instead of the entire pot if you plan to have leftovers.
Variations: Feel free to use ground turkey or chicken instead of beef for a lighter version of the soup. You can also add additional vegetables like carrots or celery for more flavor and nutrition.
Serving Suggestions: Serve the Stuffed Pepper Soup with crusty bread or a green salad for a complete meal. Garnish with shredded cheese or a dollop of sour cream and chopped parsley for extra flavor.
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Stuffed Pepper Soup is a flavorful and satisfying meal that brings all the beloved tastes of stuffed peppers to your soup bowl. It’s easy to make and perfect for a weeknight dinner or meal prep for the week ahead. Enjoy the comforting blend of flavors and the heartiness of this delicious soup.