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How to Make Stuffed Pepper Soup

How to Make Stuffed Pepper Soup is the perfect hearty and comforting soup the entire family will love. When this soup is bubbling on the stove, it will make the whole house smell amazing.

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If you stumbled across this recipe by chance and have never tasted stuffed pepper soup, you’re one lucky person.

This is one of the best soups you will ever have. It’s that good. Your friends and family will be begging you for the recipe.

The recipe makes a lot of soup that you’ll want for leftovers. Believe it or not, this recipe is even better the next day.

The only problem with this soup recipe is that you may never make stuffed peppers again because making the soup is way easier and just as tasty.

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The original How to Make Stuffed Pepper Soup recipe was found in the Taste of Home magazine. I changed a few of the steps and ingredients to enhance the taste.

How to Make Easy Stuffed Pepper Soup Recipe in a white bowl with a spoon and a sprig of parsley.

Here’s How to Make Stuffed Pepper Soup

Ingredients for Stuffed Pepper Soup

2 pounds ground beef

1/2 cup chopped onion

1 garlic clove, pressed

6 cups water

1 large can tomato sauce (28 ounces)

1 large can diced tomatoes, undrained (28 ounces)

2 cups chopped green peppers

1/4 cup light brown sugar

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

2 teaspoons salt

2 beef bouillon cubes

1 teaspoon pepper

2 cups cooked long grain rice

Chopped parsley for garnish

Directions for Making Stuffed Pepper Soup

  1. In a Dutch oven, cook the ground beef, chopped onion, and garlic over medium heat until it is no longer pink. Break the meat in crumbles as you cook. Drain the ground beef when done.
  2. Stir in the following 9 ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer, uncovered for about 30 minutes until peppers are tender.
  3. Add cooked rice to the Dutch oven and cook for 10 minutes longer. Be sure to stir occasionally, so the rice doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pan.
  4. Serve hot and garnish with fresh parsley.

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Yield: 8 servings

How to Make Stuffed Pepper Soup

How to Make Stuffed Pepper Soup Close-up in a red and white bowl

How to Make Stuffed Pepper Soup is the perfect hearty and comforting soup the entire family will love. When this soup recipe is bubbling on the stove, the whole house will smell amazing.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove, pressed
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 large can tomato sauce (28 ounces)
  • 1 large can diced tomatoes, undrained (28 ounces)
  • 2 cups chopped green pepper
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 beef bouillon cubes
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups cooked long grain rice
  • Chopped parsley for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a Dutch oven (or heavy pot), cook the ground beef, chopped onion, and garlic over medium heat until no longer pink. Break the meat into crumbles as you cook. Then drain the ground beef when done.
  2. Stir in the following 9 ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer, uncovered for about 30 minutes until peppers are tender.
  3. Add cooked rice to the Dutch oven and simmer for 10 minutes more. Be sure to stir occasionally, so the rice doesn't stick to the bottom of the pan.
  4. Serve the soup hot and garnish with chopped parsley.

Nutrition Information

Yield

8

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 408Total Fat 20gSaturated Fat 8gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 9gCholesterol 101mgSodium 879mgCarbohydrates 23gFiber 1gSugar 9gProtein 33g

Tips for Making Stuffed Pepper Soup

  1. You can substitute orange, yellow, or red bell pepper for green peppers. You will yield a milder-tasting soup with sweet bell peppers.
  2. Ground turkey or chicken can be used instead of ground beef.
  3. For added flavor, substitute diced tomatoes with green chilies for plain diced tomatoes.
  4. Add 1/4 cup of chopped celery while the meat cooks for more flavor.
  5. Top the stuffed pepper soup with your favorite shredded cheese and a dollop of sour cream for a beautiful presentation.
  6. Brown rice, lentil, or quinoa substituted for white rice will make it a healthier version.
  7. Add a couple of splashes of hot sauce or a pinch of red pepper flakes to make this soup a little spicier.
  8. Try using cauliflower rice instead of white rice for a lower-carb version of the soup.
  9. If you like your rice more firm, try putting some cooked rice in every bowl and ladle the soup on top.
  10. Use two quarts of beef broth instead of the beef bouillon and water.
  11. Shredded cabbage also makes a nice boost of nutrition to this soup recipe.
  12. For a different version, substitute one pound of ground beef for one pound of Italian sausage.
  13. If you like a thicker soup, cut back on the amount of water used.
  14. For a vegetarian version, switch out ground beef for a vegetarian meat substitute.
  15. Chicken broth can be substituted for beef broth in a pinch, but it will give the soup a different flavor.
  16. If you’re looking for fun ideas for soup toppings, check out my post Best Soup Topping Ideas.

Making Stuffed Pepper Soup in the Slow Cooker:

  1. In a Dutch oven, cook the ground beef, chopped onion, and garlic over medium heat until it is no longer pink. Break the meat in crumbles as you cook. Drain the ground beef when done.
  2. Add the beef mixture to the slow cooker and stir in the following 9 ingredients. Cook on low for 6 hours. Add the rice one hour before the soup is ready.

How long does Stuffed Pepper Soup last in the refrigerator?

Stuffed pepper soup will last in the refrigerator for 3-4 days when stored correctly in an airtight container. Simply reheat when you want another bowl of this delicious soup!

Can you freeze stuffed pepper soup?

Stuffed pepper soup freezes well. For best results, freeze the soup before adding the rice. When you reheat the soup, add the cooked rice.

What to serve with stuffed pepper soup:

A nice crusty bread and side salad pairs well with this how to make stuffed pepper soup recipe.

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