Contest-Winning Stuffed Pepper Soup Recipe
- 1 package (8.8 ounces) ready-to-serve long grain and wild rice
- 1 pound ground beef
- 2 cups frozen chopped green peppers, thawed
- 1 cup chopped onion
- 1 jar (26 ounces) chunky tomato pasta sauce
- 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) Italian diced tomatoes, undrained
- 1 can (14 ounces) beef broth
- 1. Prepare rice according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, cook the beef, green peppers and onion until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the pasta sauce, tomatoes, broth and prepared rice; heat through. Yield: 6-8 servings (about 2 quarts).
1-1/2 cup: 238 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 917mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 4g fiber), 14g protein
Reviews for Contest-Winning Stuffed Pepper Soup
"A super easy soup and it tastes just as good as the real thing! A winner in my book!"
"This soup is fantastic! I use 2 cups of prepared minute rice instead of the packaged variety. I freeze mine after preparing it in individual freezer containers for lunches at work. Often I get inquiries about the wonderful smelling soup I have for lunch."
"Super easy and soooo tasty! I like to add Italian herbs but it's surprisingly tasty for so few ingredients."
"this soup is sooo awesome !!!!! everyone who loves stuffed peppers needs to try this soup!!! I had to change almost everything but it was only because it was what I had on hand and I really wanted to try it and it turned out fantastic... I used ground sausage rather then hamburger, used two cans of diced tomatoes with garlic, basil and oregano, one I just left as is the other I put into the food processor to make a sauce like consistency, used 3 medium fresh green peppers chopped, 2 cups of beef broth, and I had about 1/3 of a jar of jarred pasta sauce (leftover from a dinner I had earlier in the week figured why waste it !) and a bunch of spices including bay leaves!!! turned out great I regret not making more to freeze, oh n I didn't put the rice right in the pot incase I wanted to freeze it but there isn't any left!!!! try it you wont be sorry!!!"
"Instead of using the packaged rice mix I used about 2 cups leftover white rice , otherwise I followed the recipe as written. It was excellent!"
"This is such a quick recipe to make - all the flavor of stuffed peppers without the fuss!"
"I made this with soy crumbles instead of meat for a healthy alternative. I used Yves soy crumbles. I'll definitely make this again; my husband and I both loved it!"
"Thought I had everything I needed before I started this recipe but realized I was out of spaghetti sauce. However, after rummaging around I found a jar of Pace Picante sauce and used that. Oh my goodness, was it ever good!!!!! Plan to make it again and again and double the recipe for a freezer staple."
"I don't care for peppers on a pizza or raw, but I do like this soup. Try my tweek on the following spaghetti sauce and you'll love it. In trying to elimate sugar from my diet, I came up with a killer and inexpensive spaghetti (pasta) sauce because store bought either has sugar or corn syrup. I buy the largest can of pureed tomatoes at Costco (the oz are something like 128), use 2 cans diced tomatoes with green chilies (or plain), 3 (green, red, orange or yellow or combination), a cup of fresh basil, coarsely chopped,1-2 T. oregano, 5-6 chopped cloves garlic, 1 onion chopped, 2 T. Worchestershire. This sauce gets it flavor from roasting the peppers either on a grill or under the broiler until the skin is charred. Wait a minute and peel the skin off. Take the stem off and the seeds out; puree in a blender or processor with about a cup or so of the pureed tomatoes, the garlic cloves, 1/2 of the onion. Combine with the remaining ingredients, and let simmer until thickened. You can add fresh ground pepper and salt to taste. You will swear the sauce has sugar in it and salt isn't necessary although I do add fresh ground pepper. It is so nutrious. I make a double batch and freeze in 4 C freezer bags. I use this in chili, for spaghetti, and for pizza sauce I add tomatoe paste to thicken it. Use this sauce in this soup and you have a delicious, nutrious meal your kids will eat."
"I've had this soup at the national chain of Shoney's/Big Boy restaurants and was eager to try the recipe at home. I am on a NO SODIUM diet which is hard to pull off. However, with this recipe I eliminated the beef broth which saves over 800mg of sodium. Yet, the basic flavor of this recipe is further enhanced with other substitutes like salsa instead of pasta sauce and orange, red and yellow peppers instead of just green peppers. Everything has enough sodium already, don't add more problems for yourself when it's your turn to quit the silent killer (sodium)."
"I didn't have pasta sauce on hand... used 1 can of petite diced tomatos, 1 can diced tomatos w/zesty mild green chilis and added 2 T worcestershire sauce and garlic powder... topped with shredded cheddar and french fried onions. It was GREAT! Hubby says this one is a keeper!!!"
"Tasty, rib sticking stew, made with ingredients that you can always have on hand. The taste is heavily dependant on the pasta sauce used."
"This soup was OK, but not great. Kind of bland, and seems to be missing something but obviously I'm in the minority since everyone else seemed to love it."
"I made this a while back and it was AMAZING! i think i substitued chunky tomato pasta sause with a real thick sause but can't remember perfectly! Either way it was AMAZING!!!!!! I recommend this to ALL my family and friends anytime they mention anything about soups! I didn't stop talking about this soup for a week it was so delicious and easy to make! Think i'm making a double of this tonight!!!"
"Delicious with garlic bread--only used 1 cup of green peppers--it was wonderful"
"This is one of my familys new favorites."
"Enjoyed the simplicty of this recipe. Used brown rice, ground turkey & chicken broth. Great for lunch."
"I used Ragu Light pasta sauce (lower sodium, no sugar added, no HFCS or trans fats) and this soup was sooo good. I also added a couple of cloves of garlic, just because. Oh, and plain brown rice to cut the sodium further. I'm making more tomorrow night."
"i used red peppers.did not care for the pasta sauce. next time i will use 3 cans of stewed tomatoes. otherwise it was very good. will make it again, my way."