Stuffed Sweet Pepper Soup Recipe
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Stuffed Sweet Pepper Soup Recipe

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Tomatoes, peppers, garlic and onions are the mainstays of my garden. Being the oldest of seven children, I acquired a knack for cooking from my mom. — Joseph Kendra, Coraopolis, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 70 min.
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 70 min.
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 8 cups water
  • 4 cups tomato juice
  • 3 medium sweet red pepper, diced
  • 1-1/2 cups chili sauce
  • 1 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 2 celery ribs, diced
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 2 teaspoons browning sauce, optional
  • 3 teaspoons chicken bouillon granules
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 144 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 866mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 1g fiber), 7g protein .


  1. In a Dutch oven, over medium heat, cook beef until no longer pink; drain. Add the remaining ingredients; bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 1 hour or until rice is tender. Yield: 16 servings (4 quarts).
Originally published as Stuffed Sweet Pepper Soup in Country August/September 1999, p51

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suejjj 254192
Reviewed Sep. 16, 2016

"My family loves this! I also use all chicken broth instead of water and granules. I cook the rice separately so it doesn't soak up all of the broth overnight for next day leftovers!"

quiltersammy 253937
Reviewed Sep. 10, 2016

"Excellent soup, Joseph! I think the chili sauce is what made the difference. Found a "clone" of Heinz chili sauce on line and made it before adding it to the rest of the ingredients. I make lots of soups and decant them into smaller freezer -type containers for days when I don't want to cook."

Jacklyn0810 240139
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2015

"I sauteed the onions, peppers and celery before adding them to the pot. The chili sauce made it too sweet for my families' taste. I think next time I will omit the chili sauce and it will be much better. Overall, great recipe and I will be making it again!"

cariboocook 235844
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2015

"This soup is delicious and full bodied. The only change I make is to substitute chicken broth for the water. I'm sure beef or vegetable broth would also work. I do not add the browning sauce. I think the chili sauce gives it that extra bit of flavor. I have made it several times but tonight I served it with Garlic-Herb Parmesan rolls also from this web site. What a great twosome!"

heidiclark1 234959
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2015

"My family didn't care for this recipe. The flavor seemed bland to us."

justmbeth 233549
Reviewed Sep. 27, 2015

"Surprising flavorful! I only made 1/2 recipe, and it was plenty for family of 4 with leftovers for lunch. Seemed liquidy at first but thickened nicely as the rice cooked."

sd20 233216
Reviewed Sep. 20, 2015

"Made this today and my family really liked it. I did saute the peppers, onions and celery with the meat. I made half the recipe as it was all I needed. Will be making this again."

decar48 233103
Reviewed Sep. 18, 2015

"I changed a couple of things out of necessity. I only put 4 cups of water because I only had brown minute rice and omitted the celery because I had none. Left the salt out on purpose to see if it really needed it, which it doesn't for us or the couple that I served it to. They liked it so much I emailed the recipe to them before they went home! Definitely a keeper with my substitutions."

Nanabop4 233092
Reviewed Sep. 18, 2015

"If you cook it with the rice in it, sure it makes it thicker.... but in the winter months it's more of a "Stuffed Pepper-STOUP" Thick and Hearty, serve with crusty bread and OH MY !!!!!!!"

cad1949 233071
Reviewed Sep. 17, 2015

"Excellent, tasty and very easy to make. Will be making again and again."

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