Stuffed Pepper Soup Recipe
- 2 pounds ground beef
- 6 cups water
- 1 can (28 ounces) tomato sauce
- 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
- 2 cups chopped green peppers
- 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 2 teaspoons beef bouillon granules
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 2 cups cooked long grain rice
- Chopped fresh parsley, optional
- 1. In a Dutch oven over medium heat, cook and stir beef until no longer pink; drain. Stir in next eight ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, until peppers are tender, about 30 minutes. Add cooked rice; simmer, uncovered, 10 minutes longer. If desired, sprinkle with chopped fresh parsley. Yield: 8 servings (2 quarts).
1 cup: 337 calories, 14g fat (5g saturated fat), 70mg cholesterol, 1466mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 4g fiber), 24g protein.
Reviews for Stuffed Pepper Soup
"This tastes delicious!! I make it often and everyone who tries it says it has great flavor. It reminds my of my mom's Spanish rice from when I was growing up!"
"This was fantastic. I did add some garlic and chopped onion. Everyone loved it. Defiantly a keeper."
"Loved it,added onion ,2 more cups water,bullion,1 more pepper.Will be one of my go to meals!!!! So easy"
"I made this recipe incorporating some changes recommended by other reviewers: We are just two unless our grown children come, so we halved the recipe except for the rice and green peppers. Added onion & garlic and sauteed them with the green pepper & ground meat. Used beef broth instead of water. Added the rice right at the end. Despite the changes I am giving this 5* as the end result is so delicious and it is so easy to make. We loved it and the leftovers as well.Next time, I will try it without brown sugar and adding some smoked paprika for a little spicier taste."
"Way too much water!"
"This is a winner with my family and our boys' college roommates. I added 1 onion, a jalape?o, 4 cloves garlic, 2 grated carrots, & 1 quart water with beef base because I cook the rice separately. It freezes better that way, too."
"I took this to an annual soup and salad lunch my ladies group has every January and it was a hit. I only made slight changes as the recipe is written here. I added a small chopped onion as I was browning the meat, reduced the brown sugar to 2 tablespoons and added one quart of beef broth instead of 2 quarts water and the beef bouillon. Everything else was the same as the recipe written here. I say that because the recipe published in the magazine in 1996 did not call for any water at all. Why does the website recipe say to add 2quarts of water? Did the restaurant notify the magazine after it came out that they had forgotten to include it in their recipe when they sent it in? Or did the TOH test kitchen add it? If so, why? I'm not complaining, just wondering. Anyway, I will be definitely make this again!"
"I always follow a recipe exactly the first time I make it, then make my own changes. Here is what I changed. It was too watery with 2 quarts of water. So I used no water and a 46 oz. Bottle of V-8. Also instead of all that rice I used half rice and half quinoa. Instead of beef bouillon granules I used roasted beef base. Absolutely delicious!"
"soup needs onions and I won't be using brown sugar. As for the rice. I always cook it, or pasta in a separate pot as was suggested to me by a friend who is a chef. When you are ready to serve put rice, or pasta, in the bottom of bowl and ladle soup over the top. No gross, soggy rice or pasta ever again!"
"This was wonderful! I also halved the recipe as there are only two of us. I omitted the brown sugar and added chopped onion as one of the reviewers suggested. I'll definitely make again."
"Make sure you stir occasionally, as I didn't and some of the rice stuck to the bottom of the pan."
"This recipe is DELICIOUS! I'd prepared it 11-13-15! This was my adaptation of the recipe: one can (8-oz.) sliced mushrooms, drained, one can (14-oz.) Italian diced tomatoes, undrained, 2 cups instant BROWN rice, cooked, 1 large green pepper, chopped, 1 medium onion, finely chopped, 1 beef bouillon cube, 1 cup water, 1 lb. ground turkey, cooked, 1 to 1-1/2 tsp. salt for taste, 1/2 to 1 tsp. pepper for taste, 1 cup Marinara sauce. This soup tasted just like stuffed peppers, too! It is definitely a keeper recipe! delowenstein"
"I made this exactly as the recipe calls, and it made a TON of soup. It was delicious!! I will definitely make this again, although next time I will half the recipe, or reduce the amount of liquids. I didn't have a problem with mushy rice at all."
"easy to make and tastes great."
"I did not use the brown sugar but added 1 whole onion chopped and 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of garlic powder. I also only added 1 quart of water for a thicker soup. This is awesome!"
"Delicious! Like others said, I added diced onion to the ground beef. Since we like thicker soup, I started out with two cups of water with the option of adding more, but it ended up being more than enough--I let it cook down once I removed the lid. I used white minute rice and added it in once the soup was done, rather than letting it cook the entire time. Also, I only added one tablespoon of brown sugar Splenda blend and skipped salt since the beef bouillon made it plenty salty."
"This soup was delicious the first time it was served. However, the rice soaked in a lot of the liquid so the second time I served it, the taste was great, but the texture was mushy. I will definitely make it again but won't plan on leftovers. As other reviewers suggested, I added chopped onions."
"Great soup to kick off the cold weather today! My changes were, I added 1/2 cup finely chopped onion while browning meat. Then I simmered the peppers alone in olive oil for 10 mins with some basil, oregano, and the salt & pepper. Used 3/4 cup brown sugar, only 1 beef cube & added 1 can of chicken broth. Made extra rice for those who like less hearty fare :)"
"This soup was very very good"
"always wanted this recipe easy fast and delicious thanks"
"Very Yummy!! My Husband & My Parents really loved it! (and my Dad is very picky nowadays) I used 2 pounds of meatloaf mix meat instead of only ground beef, cause beef is just so expensive, and it was wonderful! I also kicked up the spices a little with Montreal Steak Seasoning when browning meat and a little crushed red pepper. So Good!! And those of us who wanted added a little Texas Pete to soup when we ate (with grilled cheeses). Had plenty to freeze, too! Even better reheated!! Will be making A LOT!!"
"This was very easy! I used fresh tomatoes and beef broth instead of can tomatoes and the bouillon. It felt like maybe something was missing for our tastes so I added garlic and cayenne pepper. It was the little extra something we liked in our soup to take it to the next level. I will definitely be making it again!"
"Super easy and tastes delicious!!!"
"Yum! Just needs some extra "humpf" to get five stars."
"I gave the recipe 5 stars but none of them showed up. :o("
"I gave the recipe 5 stars but none of them showed up. :o("
"My husband and I loved this! I have to say I went through my cabinets and used random cans of tomatoes and sauce. One can of tomatoes was garlic, the other was with onions and green peppers. One of my tomato sauces was Italian and the other was plain. I also did the Minute rice in the last 10 or 15 minutes. Mine turned out more like stuffed peppers without taking all of the time of boiling and baking. I will definitely make this again! Thank you!"
"Great recipe, but I did make a couple changes. Substituted lg. carton of beef broth for one of the two quarts of water; added a cup of chopped onion; and substituted crushed tomatoes for the tomato sauce. Also, simmered it 60-70 min."
"This looks awesome and I love some of the reviews. I too thought about 1/2 C chopped onion and also changed to 1Qt water and 1Qt chicken stock. makes the juices a little richer. I love those like me that think to tweak a recipe to maybe make it a little better. YUM"
"My husband said that this soup is the best he has ever had! I added a half cup of chopped onion when I browned the hamburger and I used Minute Rice, adding it about ten minutes before serving. Then I sprinkled shredded cheddar cheese on to serve it."
"Love this soup. Making another pot today"
"I used 3 cans of garlic flavored pasta sauce in place of tomatoe juice. I increased water and added 4 peppers. added two cans stewed tomatoes. 4 cups rice"
"My Hubby loves this more than stuffed peppers. He says you get more of everything in 1 bite and it is much easier to eat. "
"Great soup, for some more flavor, use the garlic/herb diced tomatoes. Adds great flavor to it!"
"Family loved this soup."
"This recipe was so good. I'm an older senior who needs easier things to make. I love stuffed green peppers & I cook a lot. This made it so much easier to get that taste without all the work. I put in 1/2 the brown sugar as I don't care for sweet food."
"easy and is very good"
"This recipe is so very tasty. Followed the recipe and we all loved it."
"Made this last night and husband loved it. That's enough to make me add this to my recipe collection. This is sure to be a regular at our house."
"I've made this recipe for years! Great stuff. Also make a great pasta sauce if made a little thicker! Adjust spices to suit your taste on any given day."
"So so good!! We spiced it up by using Italian sausage instead of hamburger and made it thick by using 2 cups uncooked rice instead of cooked rice. Plenty of liquid in the original recipe to allow the rice to cook up well!!"
"This is nice."
"I made this over the weekend and planned on using it for a couple of meals throughout the week. My suggestion? Do not put the rice in until you are ready to eat it. I put all the rice in, and the next morning, it was just a big ball of rice...all the liquid absorbed. I was very disappointed."
"I made this several weeks ago with minor changes... omitted the brown sugar, and added hot paprika. I also didn't add the rice until just shortly before we ate because I don't like mushy rice. There wasn't a drop left!"
"I found this recipe very bland. If I make this again I will add some Italian Seasoning or basil. It was disappointing the way the recipe is written."
"I've made this soup several times and its always a winner in our house! I can't stand green peppers, but can tolerate the milder yellow and orange varieities, so thats what I use. I also use less water to give it a richer taste. All in all, one of our favorite soups!"
"I made this tonight and everyone loved it. It was the perfect taste on this chilly fall day. It has SO much flavor!"
"Woah! So how did I NOT know this soup existed? Yum...I added everything except the bullion cubes and switched out the plain diced tomatoes for Rotel instead, and added the worcestershire sauce like another review said to, and it's got just the right heat with the Rotel, you won't need anymore. Bon Appetit!"
"This is a very yummy and quick soup to make usually have all the stuff on hand! My only changes were to brown the beef w/the green peppers and added onions, celery and garlic (as i just love those flavors in soup) and substituted beef broth for the water and bouillon and added 1 extra cup of rice. MMMMMMM"
"This recipe first appeared in the 1997 TOH cookbook and it's been my family's favorite ever since! In fact, everyone who has ever tasted it has asked for the recipe."
"The best I have tasted."
"We love this soup! At this time of year we have an abundance of peppers and tomatoes so when I make it I substitute 3 Cups of diced fresh tomatoes. In the winter, I use canned tomatoes and green and red peppers that I have frozen with great results."
"I would not change a thing. Marvelous."
"A big hit with my husband & sons! I used homemade tomato sauce & fresh chopped tomatoes. Great way to use up garden produce!10/2014: My sons now call this "my favorite soup"! I use half the water (I usually use stock if I have it on hand to replace the water), 1/2 the sugar (I usually use sucanat), double the green peppers (or any color peppers I have on hand), and canned or homemade tomato puree (if I have fresh tomatoes, I just chop those up to replaced the canned tomatoes or put them in my food processor to puree them in place of the tomato sauce). I have used cooked barley instead of rice and all varieties of rice--red, black, jubilee rice, brown rice--instead of white rice. Each pot is always met with rave reviews! You can definitely boost the nutrition of this with a few simple changes! Thank you so much, Krista Muddiman, for a soup that I'm sure one day my sons' wives will request the recipe!"
"I came, I saw, I made, I loved it."
"Absolutely wonderful! I wouldn't change a thing. I made it for the first time yesterday and have already shared it with several friends!"
"This is great on any day. I had frozen green peppers from my garden and added them. Very good!!!!!"
"I do substitute beef broth and it could use more green peppers, but it is yummy on a cold night. I think that it's funny that some folks substitute all of the ingredients. Is it still the same recipe?:)"
"Excellent! that's enough"
"i made this for my boyfriend and his kids they loved it and it was my first time trying it along with my three year old son and well lets just say their wasnt any left!!!!!!!!"
"Wow.. this was a hit during the latest deep freeze in the Northeast. I followed suggestions here and added an onion & minced garlic to the beef. Used beef stock, Marinara sauce, better than boullion beef base & diced tomatoes with jalapenos, plus an additional cup of peppers. Brown rice into the bowl when serving, because its what I had on hand. A nice sprinkle of Parmesan cheese is a must...it isn't stuffed peppers without the cheese. My family & neighbors enjoyed this so much..I may never make traditional stuffed peppers again. Thank you Hosses for the keeper recipe.Haha..well look at that, making it again after a storm almost three years exactly to the date. Yummo. House smells crazy good."
"One of the most delicious soups to make when it's cold outside! So many flavor layers! I did use ground turkey, added some Worcestershire sauce, vegetable stock instead of water, used Honey instead of sugar, quinoa instead of rice and used 1 can of Italian diced tomatoes and 1 can of fire roasted diced tomatoes."
"made this for my family and everyone loved it, I will definetly make this again!"
"I own a deli and serve soups every day. I look for new ideas all the time. I saw this recipe, tried it, and it was a hit. I did substitute beef broth because I don't like water in soups. I also added more pepper and rice. this is a keeper for Plain Nuts Deli."
"My husband and I enjoyed this soup. I made a few changes to make it smaller since there are just the two of us: 1# ground beef, 1 can beef broth (in place of water and boullion), 14 oz diced tomatoes, and cooked instant white rice (we had in pantry). Otherwise I made as listed and it was great. Much thicker the second day and was great with cornbread muffins."
"I look for hearty soup recipes. This one is delicious and filling.I made some modifications to it. I used venison sausage instead of beef, added 3 cups of rice instead of 2, reduced the pepper and eliminated the salt (only used the salt in the beef bouillon cubes). Served with homemade rye bread. Big hit."
"Very good. I did make a couple changes though. I was worried about the brown sugar since I don't like meat to have any sweetness to it so I gradually added white sugar and decided 1 T. was enough. I also added a t. of garlic powder. As for the rice, I added a cup of uncooked instant rice toward the end of cooking time and it was still plenty "soupy". Oh, and I also added a small chopped onion when I browned the burger."
"I tweaked the recipe a bit. I only had 1 lb of ground beef. I did not use tomato sauce, just the diced tomatoes (28 oz). I used only about 3 cups of water and only 1/8 c of brown sugar. I added a diced onion, minced garlic, about 1 tbsp of worestershire, and a few dashes of hot pepper sauce. Since I reduced the amount of brown sugar, I added just a dash of clove. Instead of rice, I added 1 c of barley. IT WAS AMAZING!"
"Recipe was very good, with the exception of the rice. I think it would work better with uncooked long grain rice. Otherwise the soup is too watery. I ended up using 2x the amount of rice called for to make it thicker."
"Haven't made it yet, but was wondering if you all used 28 oz of tomatoe sauce?"
"Excellent! Comfort food made simple!"
"GREAT soup!! Let alone from my Mom in laws hometown!!!! AWESOME!"
"My family is very pleased with this recipe! I did read through the reviews before making and decided to make some adjustments of my own. I started off by cooking the green peppers with 1lb of ground beef (not 2), which I seasoned with garlic powder, onion powder, and a little seasoning and kosher salt. I also used beef stock instead of water and cut it back to about 46.5oz (1 32oz box container and one 14.5oz can) instead of 2 quarts. My family and I like a thicker consistency with our soups so I added a little at a time, making sure it was just right. I also used 3c of (cooked) instant brown rice (that's what I had in the pantry) since another review recommended it! This soup turned out way better than expected and my SO says it's definitely a keeper! I also liked the idea of serving it with bread so I added Hawaiian Sweet Rolls to our meal! Yummy!"
"I LOVE this soup!!"
"Update - had a ton of leftovers and froze them. I'm happy to report this soup freezes and reheats extremely well."
"This was good, but I did add some onion and Italian seasoning and salt and pepper. diff will make again. Even thought about adding 1/2 Hamburger and 1/2 Italian sausage."
"Decided to try this recipe after my boyfriend requested stuffed peppers. We both thought the leftovers from this recipe would be better for reheating than actual stuffed peppers. Based on other reviews, I added a whole chopped onion & 3 cloves of garlic to the ground beef as it browned. I used 1.5 Quarts of reduced sodium beef broth and brown long grain rice. I also reduced the salt to 1 teaspoon and added 1 tablespoon of dried basil and 1 teaspoon each of dried rosemary and thyme. We topped it with shredded extra sharp cheddar and had crusty French bread on the side. It was extremely filling and fairly healthy. I used 93/7 lean ground beef, and with the additional spices, we found it very flavorful. I hope it will reheat well as my freezer is stocked full of it."
"My sister passed this recipe on to me and it's delicious. I add much less water and reduce the s & p. We like the thicker consistency. I serve it with a hearty bread. Umm, umm, good!"
"I used 1 lb ground turkey and 1 lb sausage. I also reduced the salt to 1 tsp. It was excellent!!!!! It really makes a lot. Will probably have to freeze some. My kids even liked it!!"
"I try to find recipes that are quick and delicious for my job at an assisted living facility, I thought this one looked good. Tried it out on my family yesterday, my husband and I really enjoyed it! I will make it for the residents this week! Thank You!"
"I love this recipe, but my problem isn't the recipe itself but the comment made by the "submitter" that leads pple to believe they created this recipe. The recipe has been around for a lot longer AND there's a starlite tavern in PA that has one of the first versions of this. Not this place. Good either way though and I recommend it."
"This is a very delicious soup. Getting ready to make it again."
"I cut this recipe in half and added a can of tomatoe soup. Its delicious"
"I've made this recipe for a year and love it. Then tasted a friends Stuffed Pepper soup and she added a can of Rotel tomatoes that has Chillies and about 1/3 package of Taco mix. This really adds to the whole recipe."
"This was great! I added celery and onion to the meat while it was browning. Otherwise, I followed the recipe exactly as written. I will definitely make this again!"
"Made this last night for my husband's study group of graduate students. Great recipe, easy and made enough for seconds for everyone. Delicious. Will make it one of my routine dishes!"
"Used Red, Yellow, and Orange Peppers in addition to the Green. Had to leave, so after bringing to boil, covered, turned off the heat. Came back 2.5 hours later - It was outstanding!!Definitely will make again!"
"I made this recipe with some slight variations. Diced half an onion and saute'd the peppers and onions in a tbsp of extra virgin olive oil for several minutes. Then I added a clove a fresh garlic minced. Instead of beef I used ground turkey to cut down on fat and used beef broth instead of water, omitting the beef boullion granules. Came out great and we loved it. Will make it again."
"The brown sugar adds just the right amount of sweetness. Excellent soup!"
"This was an awesome soup, but I did make a few changes as others did...used beef broth, added a large onion & a little garlic to meat when browning...Also spiced it up with a palm full of dried basil and a lesser amount of dried rosemary, thyme & marjoram....Tasted just like the stuffed peppers Mom used to make. Everyone gobbled it up (Also used sweet red and yellow peppers since some have digestion issues with the green)"
"This recipe was good. I used beef broth in place of the water and the boullion and also only used half of the amount called for, for a thicker soup. The flavor was rather mild and could use some spice, but it was good. I added velveeta cubes on top, that melted over the soup, which greatly enhanced the soup! Makes tasty leftovers too."
"A great filling soup that's perfect on a fall or winter evening. Will definitely make this a regular meal!"
"I have made this recipe for several years. If you like Stuff Bell Peppers you will love this. Taste exactly the same. I add an envelope of Lipton's Onions soup and about a tablespoon of minced garlic."
"I only used one pound of hamburger and a little less water. It tastes EXACTLY like a stuffed pepper. My husband says it's a keeper! VERY GOOD."
"This really tasted like stuffed peppers without all the fuss. I used red and yellow sweet peppers, very good!"
"I thought the tomato base tasted on the bland side. So, like one of the reviewers, I added a couple dashes of garlic powder when browning the ground beef, which definately zips it up, plus, I added about 3-4 dashes of worcestershire sauce, and 3 shakes of cayenne pepper to the soup. This recipe is easily customizable to your family's taste buds! I will definately add to my recipe file! Thanks!"
"I followed the instructions as given except I made a topping to make it taste more like my wifes stuffed peppers. I used buttered croutons with some grated cheddar cheese. It was fantastic.! thanks . jim"
"this soup was delicous. even dh who is not really a soup guy loved it. i did make a couple improvements to the original recipe. instead of water i used 2 qts beef broth, i added one small onion diced, i used seasoned pepper instead of regular pepper, i used left over rice and added it to the bowls before i ladeled the soup over. garnished with a touch of shredded yellow cheese. yummy!!!!!!"
"I made this recipe a few days ago and we are just finishing up the left-overs. This soup was GREAT. I did make a few changes to it but didn't do anything unusual. I used 1 1/2 lbs ground beef and added 4 cups of cooked rice to the soup. 2 cups of rice wasn't nearly enough. It had too much broth with that small amount. I did use beef Stock instead of water because water doesn't "bring anything to the party" if you get my meaning. The soup was excellent and I will definitely make it again. Thank you for a wonderfull recipe!"
"I added a small can of whole corn w/peppers and it realy made it great. I realy like the system "Taste of Home" has for printing out the recipes. You can select the size,color picture(if wanted) and health info."
"I have been making this for years. I add a big can of tomato juice and lots more peppers to it. We love it and have had many requests for the recipe."
"I would give it a 5 star, but it is just a little too watery for our taste. I only used 1 lb of hamburger, and added extra rice, but next time I will cut back a bit on the water."
"This is the second time I have made this soup and it just gets better. Both times instead of cooking the rice before adding, I put it in raw (using brown rice) and it makes it get nice and thick."
"Love this soup-have made it lots of times and have given recipe to family and friends. Definately will make again and again."
"This is the best soup.. We use sweet peppers in place of green peppers and it is to die for!"
"a great soup for winter!"
"I was specifically looking for this recipe. I used to make it and lost it. I throw everything into the crockpot except the rice-let it cook all day, then stir in instant rice when i get home. Itis fantastic!"
"This soup is wonderful! Everyone who tried it raved it was so good!"
"Update to previous review: I seasoned the leftovers with just a bit (about 1 tsp) of garlic powder and it made such a dramatic change. it was delicious!"
"This soup was really good. I was skeptical but the photograph looked so good, I decided to try it. It was my first time making it so I followed the recipe. Next time I make this, I will cut back on the amount of water but other than that - it was perfect. It does actually taste just like stuffed peppers with much LESS work."
"This recipe does call for "2 cups COOKED long grain rice", so I don't know why it would turn out gummy. You are supposed to cook the rice before you add it to the soup. This is absolutely a wonderful soup. Even my husband who doesn't like stuffed peppers, or green peppers at all for that matter, loves this soup. I add a small chopped onion, and saute the onion and green pepper when I brown the ground beef. Drain. Then add the rest of the ingredients. Delish!"
"Made with ground turkey, diced tomatoes with chilies, omitted the salt, and used 3 cups rice."
"I used a vegetarian meat substitute (Morningstar Farms Crumbles) instead of ground beef. I also used 4 cans of vegetable broth instead of the water and bouillon. I did make it with 2 cups of cooked brown rice in the pot the entire time and it was fine. Great recipe! My family loved it!"
"the recipe is good but the RICE should be cooked separately or only for 20 minutes. It became GUMMY if recipe is followed. need improvement."
"Awesome!!! I used 1 large green pepper and 1 red pepper. The flavors were awesome. Also, I used 1 lb. ground round, 1/4 lb. sweet Italian sausage and about 1/3 lb. of left over meatloaf and brown rice. Definitely a make-again recipe."
"This is so-o-o good! My kids don't like stuffed peppers but they love this. I've served it in bread bowls made from dough using my bread machine and then baked. I don't cook the rice beforehand. I put 1 Cup uncooked rice and 2 Cups extra water in the last 20 minutes of simmering. Turns out great. I also subbed chicken bouillon for the beef 'cause that's what I had on hand. Delicious, hearty soup =)"
"I love this recipe. So easy and I usually have all the ingredients on hand. I make it several times a year and my family loves it."
"I made this with lean ground turkey for a healthier version and it was DELICIOUS! We ate it all week and I'm making it again tonight! :)"
"I couldn't find plain diced tomatoes so I used the kind with green chilies in it. It was WAY too spicy! I'll try it again without the chilies and hope it's not so spicy. Will definitely make again though."