By Jaclyn for Cooking Classy
This is one of the most cozy soup recipes with delicious home style flavor. It totally reminds me of growing up and being home. There’s just so much goodness going on here.
I love all the flavors in this soup and how well they all meld together. The peppers offer a mellow and faintly sweet flavor, while the tomatoes and beef kick in that flavor that will remind you of a traditional stuffed pepper.
And the rice in this soup gives it such a great texture and adds some body to it to keep it filling.
It’s the lazy way of making stuffed peppers and one of my go-to soup recipes. Trust me you’ll love this one!
An easy, hearty and comforting stuffed pepper soup. Made with simple ingredients and so easy to make, this soup is something the whole family will love.
- 1 lb lean ground beef
- 2 Tbsp olive oil, divided
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 1 small yellow onion chopped (1 cup)
- 3/4 cup chopped red bell pepper (a little over 1/2 of a medium)
- 3/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 (14.5 oz) cans petite diced tomatoes
- 1 (15 oz) can tomato sauce
- 1 (14.5 oz) can low-sodium beef broth
- 2 1/2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley, plus more for garnish
- 1/2 tsp dried basil
- 1/4 tsp dried oregano
- 1 cup uncooked long grain white or brown rice (I’ve tried and like both)
- Cheddar or mozzarella cheese, for serving (optional)
In a large pot heat 1 Tbsp olive oil over medium heat, once hot add beef to pot and season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally while breaking up beef, until browned. Drain beef and pour onto a plate lined with paper towels, set aside.
Heat remaining 1 Tbsp olive oil in pot then add onions, red bell pepper, green bell pepper and saute 3 minutes, then add garlic and saute 30 seconds longer.
Pour in diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, beef broth and add parsley, basil, oregano and cooked beef, then season with salt and pepper to taste. Bring just to a light boil, then reduce heat to low, cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, 30 minutes.
While soup simmers, prepare rice according to directions listed on package, then once soup is done simmering stir in desired amount of cooked rice into soup*. Serve warm topped with optional cheese and garnish with fresh parsley.
- *For a thinner soup don’t add all of the rice and for a thicker heartier soup add it all.
- *Also, if you plan on having it for leftovers the next day then don’t add the rice to the pot of soup, just add it to each individual bowl, then reserve the rice in a separate container in refrigerator to add to the soup the next day (otherwise it would turn into mush).
- Recipe Source: inspired by this recipe on allrecipes