This easy stuffed pepper soup is a hearty bowl of yumminess. Easy to make and thick enough to be a stew. Your family will love it.
I’ve been stuffing peppers a lot lately. I’ve made Greek Stuffed Peppers and Taco Stuffed Peppers and even Antipasto Stuffed Peppers. So I thought I’d give them a break but instead make this easy stuffed pepper soup. This is another one of my hubby’s favorite soups. They make it at work and he really likes it. I’ve made stuffed cabbage soup before but I thought I’d make this one for him. At first I tried to make it Paleo and used cauliflower instead of rice, but that didn’t work out so well. In the end I added rice instead and it was yummy. I made it pretty thick like a stew so this can easily be a meal.
Easy Stuffed Pepper Soup
The main components of this recipe are ground beef, Italian sausage, rice, beef stock, peppers and both crushed and plum tomatoes. It’s really quite easy and it makes a TON! I froze half of it and ate some for lunch yesterday. All you need to do is brown the meat in a large soup pot. Then add the rest of your ingredients except for the cooked rice. Cover and simmer for about 15 minutes. You want to make sure your peppers are soft. Lastly add your cooked rice and cook for about 5 minutes more. That’s it!
The rice expands and sucks up the broth. So if you want more broth, maybe add less rice and/or a bit more stock. I personally like it this way. This is a tasty, warm and hearty dish that is perfect during the winter months. And as I mentioned this makes ALOT of soup so you will have plenty to freeze for another day. Enjoy!
- 1 lb Italian sausage
- 1 lb ground meat
- 1 large can (28 oz) plum tomatoes
- 1 large can (28 oz) crushed tomatoes
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 cup onion, chopped
- 32 oz beef stock
- 4 cups peppers, chopped (i used green, red, yellow and orange)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- 1 cup cooked rice
- In a large soup pan, brown your sausage and ground beef. Make sure to take the casings off the sausage and break up both the sausage and ground meat while browning.
- Add the rest of the ingredients except the rice. Crush the plum tomatoes in your hand or cut them up before adding to the pot.
- Cover and cook for about 15 minutes or until the peppers are soft.
- Add the cooked rice and continue to cook for 5 more minutes.
- Serve and enjoy!