Stuffed Pepper Soup




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Introduction

Indulge in the warmth and comfort of a hearty bowl of Stuffed Pepper Soup. This dish takes all the flavors of traditional stuffed peppers and transforms them into a cozy and delicious soup that’s perfect for a satisfying meal.

Why Make This Recipe

Stuffed Pepper Soup offers all the flavors of classic stuffed peppers but in a more convenient and comforting soup form. It’s easy to make, requires simple ingredients, and is a crowd-pleaser for the whole family.

How to Make Stuffed Pepper Soup

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound ground sirloin
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 cup finely diced onion
  • 1 (29 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1 (14 ounce) can chicken broth
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried sage
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup white rice

Directions:

  1. Brown ground meat in a large pot. Drain excess fat and add chopped pepper and onion. Cook until onion turns translucent.
  2. Add diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, chicken broth, dried thyme, dried sage, salt, and pepper. Cover and simmer for 30 to 45 minutes until peppers are tender.
  3. In a separate saucepan, boil 2 cups of water and cook white rice until tender. Add the cooked rice to the soup. Heat the soup through and serve hot.

How to Serve Stuffed Pepper Soup

Serve Stuffed Pepper Soup hot in bowls, garnished with fresh parsley or shredded cheese. Pair it with crusty bread or a side salad for a complete and satisfying meal.

How to Store Stuffed Pepper Soup

Allow the soup to cool completely before transferring it to an airtight container. Store in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. Reheat on the stove or in the microwave before serving.

Tips to Make Stuffed Pepper Soup

  • For a vegetarian version, substitute the ground sirloin with plant-based meat or extra veggies.
  • Adjust the seasoning to suit your taste preferences by adding more herbs or spices.
  • To save time, you can use pre-cooked rice or leftovers instead of cooking the rice separately.

Variation

For a spicy twist, add a pinch of red pepper flakes or a dash of hot sauce to the soup for some heat. You can also customize the soup by adding your favorite vegetables like corn, peas, or carrots.

FAQs

  1. Can I use brown rice instead of white rice in this recipe? Yes, you can substitute brown rice for white rice, but adjust the cooking time accordingly as brown rice takes longer to cook.
  2. Can I freeze Stuffed Pepper Soup? While the soup can be frozen, the texture of the rice may change slightly upon thawing. It’s best to freeze the soup without the rice and add cooked rice when reheating.
  3. Can I use ground turkey or chicken instead of ground sirloin? Absolutely! Ground turkey or chicken are great substitutes for ground sirloin and can be used interchangeably in this recipe.

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