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Stuffed Green Pepper Soup Recipe
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Stuffed Green Pepper Soup

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"I gave some of this soup to a neighbor who said that her husband probably wouldn't eat it as it had onions in it. She said he tried it, loved it, and asked me for the recipe. I have used instant brown rice, and it worked fine."

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Original recipe makes 10 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    45 mins

    1 hr


  1. Heat vegetable oil in a large pot over medium heat. Cook and stir bell pepper, onion, and garlic in hot oil until soft, 5 to 7 minutes. Break ground beef into small chunks and add to the pot; cook and stir until completely browned, 7 to 10 minutes more. Drain excess fat and return pot to heat.
  2. Stir water, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, ketchup, beef base, brown sugar, salt, and pepper into the beef mixture; bring to a simmer and cook until the flavors marry, about 30 minutes.
  3. While the soup simmers, bring water and brown rice to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until rice is tender and liquid has been absorbed, 45 to 50 minutes; stir into the soup.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 19, 2014

I really like this soup. I did change a few things, but only because I'm trying to be vegetarian. So, obviously, I left out the meat. To compensate, I added another bell pepper and a bit if extra rice; I also used some homemade veggie broth I needed to use up instead of beef base and the water. Not huge changes, just preferential. Thanks for the recipe!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 03, 2013

This is a good start and mirrors the stuffed pepper filling pretty well. My suggestion though is to use beef broth, not water for the soup and rice. Also, use ground chicken or turkey with some ground chorizo (beef or pork) combined instead. Somewhat healthier and much more flavor, also less grease. The last issue is this might call for a little too much sugar. Ketchup is already loaded with sugar so cutting the brown sugar in half might be just as good.


8 Ratings

Dec 19, 2014

Really Good!!!Family loved it.

Oct 17, 2014

I have made this twice in the last three weeks! I halve the recipe because I don't have a big enough pot for more. It still makes about 12 bowls of soup! The first time I made it we didn't have diced tomatoes so I cut up 4 whole tomatoes and that tasted better than canned. I didn't have beef base so I used one tablespoon of powdered boullion (for the halved recipe) I also substituted cooking brown rice for white boil in bag rice. The first time I only used one bag, and the second I used two. Both were good, but adding two bags made it heartier. Using fast rice cut cooking time by nearly half. This soup tastes better the second day too!

Apr 20, 2015

I made a few changes based off what I had on hand. The biggest one being that I used a box of Uncle Ben's Brown Rice & Quinoa Roasted Red Pepper instead of plain brown rice. I've gotta tell you that this added a ton of flavor and was quite delicious. I left out the brown sugar altogether because I knew it would make it too sweet for my liking. Lastly I added some celery for extra crunch. This is a recipe where you can substitute a little here and there and it is very forgiving. Thanks for sharing!

Mar 07, 2015

This recipe is really good. I used yellow and red peppers and cream of tomato soup vs adding the ketchup and brown sugar. I take some over to elderly family and they really enjoy it as well.


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  • Calories
  • 515 kcal
  • 26%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 55.2 g
  • 18%
  • Cholesterol
  • 71 mg
  • 24%
  • Fat
  • 19.6 g
  • 30%
  • Fiber
  • 5.9 g
  • 24%
  • Protein
  • 29.2 g
  • 58%
  • Sodium
  • 3861 mg
  • 154%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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