Contest-Winning Stuffed Pepper Soup Recipe
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Contest-Winning Stuffed Pepper Soup Recipe

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This is an excellent example of how convenience foods can be combined for a tasty entree. Ready in minutes when I get home from work, this soup becomes part of a balanced meal with a tossed salad, rolls or fruit. For variation, try chicken, turkey or even venison instead of ground beef. –Tracy Thompson, Cranesville, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 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

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cup: 238 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 917mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 4g fiber), 14g protein.


  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).
Originally published as Stuffed Pepper Soup in Quick Cooking January/February 2006, p37

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MarineMom_texas User ID: 31788 255922
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2016

"This is one of our favorite soups. I use prepared brown rice and it is delicious. Other than that, I follow the recipe exactly. We both clean our plates."

mrs._white User ID: 7182927 235009
Reviewed Oct. 15, 2015

"A super easy soup and it tastes just as good as the real thing! A winner in my book!"

bariley User ID: 2910842 216813
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2015

"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."

germanycook User ID: 6411056 155490
Reviewed Aug. 28, 2014

"Super easy and soooo tasty! I like to add Italian herbs but it's surprisingly tasty for so few ingredients."

lillybell3838 User ID: 7908688 133868
Reviewed Jul. 28, 2014

"very good"

nikmyown User ID: 5451622 151524
Reviewed Mar. 10, 2014

"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!!!"

trudypost User ID: 1076954 207439
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2014

"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!"

rllewis7 User ID: 7124309 84125
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2013

"This is such a quick recipe to make - all the flavor of stuffed peppers without the fuss!"

DTN User ID: 1980567 75381
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2012

"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!"

jodie63a User ID: 3943826 133866
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2012

"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."

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