It’s Guest Tuesday and today is the perfect day for soup! Did I mention that it is going to be 5 degrees here tonight? And that is an increase from the 3 degrees they projected yesterday. Seriously, 5 degrees? Are we in the North Pole? Anyway, I am very excited to have an awesome recipe today shared by Amy Edmonson! Thank you, Amy, for sharing and for keeping me warm!
Stuffed Pepper Soup
This time of year I love the comfort of a warm bowl of soup. I love to use leftovers or items I commonly have in the pantry and fridge to throw together a healthy soup.
This past weekend I wanted to use some ground beef and bell peppers I recently bought on sale. I found a recipe for stuffed pepper soup on allrecipes.com and decided to give it my own spin. If you like stuffed peppers, you’ll love this soup!
- 1 pound of grass-fed ground beef
- 3 bell peppers, chopped (I use different colors and like to chop mine in big chunks)
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
- 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes
- 1 can beef broth
- 1 cup water
- 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
- 1 teaspoons salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1/2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 cup cooked brown rice
- A dash of heat – such as cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes
- In a Dutch oven brown beef over medium high heat. Drain off any fat.
- Add the onion, garlic, and peppers to the browned meat and sauté for 3 minutes.
3. Stir in the tomato sauce, diced tomatoes with juice, broth, water, brown sugar, salt, pepper and Worcestershire sauce. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 30 to 45 minutes. Stir in rice and heat through.
This soup turned out fabulous! I decided to add the brown rice to my individual bowl because I don’t like the way rice freezes. I added a lot of bell peppers because I wanted to use them up, but I you could also use less or double the other ingredients for a larger batch. I freeze soup in individual glass containers so I can take one out in the morning and heat up for a quick dinner in the evenings. Remember to cook once and eat twice (or more!).