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Easy & Spicy Stuffed Pepper Soup

This easy & spicy stuffed pepper soup is a hearty bowl of yumminess. Easy to make and thick enough to be a stew. Your family will love it.

Course Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword hearty soup, stuffed peppers
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6
Author Denise Wright (MyLifeCookbook.com)


  • 1 lb ground beef (or 1/2 ground beef & 1/2 Italian sausage)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon fennel seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian spice seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Better than Bouillon Beef base
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups peppers, chopped (I used green, red, yellow and orange)
  • 28 oz can of crushed tomatoes
  • 14.5 oz can of diced tomatoes
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 cup cooked rice
  • 1 tablespoon parmesan cheese


  1. In a large soup pan add the oil, ground beef, onions, salt, pepper, pepper flakes, paprika, fennel, paprika and Italian seasonings.

  2. Once the meat is just browned, add in the peppers, tomatoes, garlic and Better than bouillon mixed in the water.

  3. Cover and cook for about 15 minutes or until the peppers are soft.
  4. Now add the cooked rice and Parmesan cheese and continue to cook for a couple more minutes. If you prefer a thinner soup, you can add more beef broth. The cooked rice tends to absorb a lot of the broth.

  5. Serve as is or you sprinkle more parmesan cheese on top if you wish. This freezes well too.