Thursday, November 6, 2008

Stuffed Pepper Soup

I love Stuffed Green Peppers, but when I used to make them when my kids were younger, they never wanted to eat the peppers.  They only wanted the "stuff" INSIDE the peppers!

At today's prices, it is costly to purchase green bell peppers for each person to have their own and you certainly don't want them to only eat the "stuff" out of them!

This soup is the perfect answer to that dilemma.  My husband says it "tastes just like Stuffed Peppers and is much easier to eat".

1 lb. ground beef

3 cups water

1 can (15 oz) tomato sauce

1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes with Basil and Oregano added (undrained)

1 cup chopped green peppers (about 1 large pepper)

3 Tablespoons packed brown sugar

1 ½ teaspoons salt

½  teaspoon pepper

2 teaspoons beef bouillon 

1 cup white Minute rice

***Note: Can also subsitute beef broth for water and beef bouillion, if preferred.

In a large saucepan, brown ground beef.

While ground beef is browning, chop green pepper.

After ground beef is browned, drain well. Add tomato sauce and tomatoes.


Add chopped green pepper and  brown sugar.

Add salt, black pepper and beef bouillon.

Bring soup to a boil. Lower heat and simmer covered for 25-30 minutes until green peppers are tender.

Add rice and stir well.  

Remove from heat and allow to sit for 5 minutes. Stir well before serving.


Amy E. said...

Yum! This looks good! Can't wait to try it!

Lianna Knight said...

This recipe is on my to-do list next week. My hubby LOVES stuffed peppers, except he likes them with extra tomato sauce. Unfortunatley, I like them dry---because, like your kids, I like the stuff inside :) So this soup sounds perfect!! I'll let you know how it goes :)

Leslie said...

Looks great! I was one of those kids who only liked the stuff inside. Drove my mom nuts!! Thanks for the recipe!

Leslie said...

WOW! My friend made this last night and I and all of her guests raved about it.....she sent me the link to your website this morning. This goes on next week's menu and will surely show up frequently. Thank you for sharing!

petrii said...

Hey Em,
This sounds so delish. I was so intrigued when I saw your comment on FB.

So glad to see you posting again.

Love you friend,