Stuffed Pepper Soup

 stuffed pepper soup

Hearty Stuffed Pepper Soup Recipe

Stuffed pepper soup is a delicious and comforting dish that captures the flavors of classic stuffed peppers in a hearty, easy-to-make soup. It’s packed with ground meat, bell peppers, tomatoes, and rice, making it a complete meal in a bowl. Here’s how to make this flavorful soup at home.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef, turkey, or sausage
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 large bell peppers (any color), diced
  • 1 cup long-grain white rice, uncooked
  • 6 cups beef broth or chicken broth
  • 1 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 (15-ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1-2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce (optional, for added depth of flavor)
  • Fresh parsley or cilantro, chopped (for garnish)

Instructions

1. Brown the Meat:

  • In a large pot or Dutch oven, heat the olive oil over medium heat.
  • Add the ground beef (or turkey/sausage) and cook until browned, breaking it up with a spoon as it cooks. Drain any excess fat if necessary.

2. Sauté the Vegetables:

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  • Add the diced onion and garlic to the pot and sauté for 2-3 minutes until softened and fragrant.
  • Add the diced bell peppers and continue to cook for another 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

3. Add the Liquid and Tomatoes:

  • Pour in the beef broth and add the diced tomatoes (with their juice) and tomato sauce.
  • Stir in the dried oregano, dried basil, paprika, salt, black pepper, and Worcestershire sauce if using.

4. Cook the Rice:

  • Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to a simmer.
  • Stir in the uncooked rice, cover the pot, and let it simmer for about 25-30 minutes, or until the rice is tender, stirring occasionally.
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5. Adjust Seasoning and Serve:

  • Taste the soup and adjust the seasoning with more salt and pepper if needed.
  • Ladle the soup into bowls and garnish with chopped fresh parsley or cilantro.
  • Serve hot with crusty bread or a side salad.

Tips for Perfect Stuffed Pepper Soup

  1. Rice Options: You can use different types of rice such as brown rice, jasmine rice, or even quinoa. Adjust cooking time accordingly.
  2. Vegetable Variations: Feel free to add other vegetables like carrots, celery, or zucchini for extra nutrition and flavor.
  3. Make-Ahead: This soup can be made ahead and stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat on the stovetop or in the microwave.
  4. Freezing: This soup freezes well. Allow it to cool completely, then store in freezer-safe containers for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight before reheating.
  5. Toppings: Top with shredded cheese, a dollop of sour cream, or crushed tortilla chips for added texture and flavor.

Stuffed pepper soup is a hearty and satisfying meal that’s perfect for any time of the year. With its rich flavors and comforting ingredients, it’s sure to become a favorite in your household. Enjoy!

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