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Stuffed Green Pepper Soup

Stuffed Green Pepper Soup I Nikki Lynn Design

Nothing better to warm the insides on a cold and rainy day than to make a kettle of stuffed green pepper soup. The recipe is a fairly easy and requires minimal work; just fry, chop, measure, dump and simmer until perfection.  My kind of EASY and QUICK.

Stuffed Green Pepper Soup

Serves 6-8 and freezes well.

 





The best part is I get to use some of my fresh garden green peppers or red peppers.  Both work wonderfully!

Ingredients:
• 1 pound extra lean ground beef
• 1 cup diced onions
• 2 cups green or red peppers
• 14.5 oz diced tomatoes with roasted garlic & basil
• 15 oz tomato sauce
• 3 cups beef broth
• 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
• 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
• 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
• 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
• 1 cup cooked white minute rice

Stuffed Green Pepper Soup I NikkiLynnDesign

Directions:
1.) Cook extra lean ground beef in a medium kettle.  Chop the meat into small pieces.  You don’t have to drain the meat if you use the extra lean variety.

While the ground beef is cooking, I measure out the water and white minute rice into a microwave-safe bowl. Use the measurements on the box to make one cup of rice. Leave the rice in the microwave until the last step.
Stuffed Green Pepper Soup I NikkiLynnDesign

Chop the onions. Today I used some of my sweet Vidalia onions.  One of my favorite onions.  Using sweet onions will make the soup a tad sweeter as well. Spring and summer the batch is sweet.  Fall and winter, it is a little spicer because I don’t use Vidalia onion.
Stuffed Green Pepper Soup I NikkiLynnDesign

Chop your peppers.  Remember, it doesn’t matter if you use green pepper or red peppers;  both do the job. I enjoy growing all garden varieties, it just depends which you have on hand and maybe you have both and can mix them together.  That works too.

Stuffed Green Pepper Soup I NikkiLynnDesign

Add the chopped onion and peppers and stir. Give them a couple whirls around the pan to soften them up a little.
Stuffed Green Pepper Soup I NikkiLynnDesign

Measure out the spices and add to the mixture; stir well.
Stuffed Green Pepper Soup I NikkiLynnDesign

Open up the canned diced tomatoes and tomato sauce and add the contents to the kettle. No need for any draining. Just dump away.
Stuffed Green Pepper Soup I NikkiLynnDesign

Here are the brands I purchased.
Stuffed Green Pepper Soup I NikkiLynnDesign

Add 3 cups of fat free beef broth; mix well.
Stuffed Green Pepper Soup I NikkiLynnDesign

Last step; add cooked minute rice and stir all ingredients.

 

Let the mixture simmer for at least 30 minutes for all the flavors to meld.

Stuffed Green Pepper Soup I Nikki Lynn Design

Easy, Isn’t It?

THAT IS IT!  Stuffed pepper soup with little work to warm your inside on a cold day.  It is delicious the first day, but the second day is my favorite. Maybe, because I don’t have to do any work besides reheat and serve?  It reheats fabulously!

 

Enjoy!!

 

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