Unstuffed Pepper Soup Recipe
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Unstuffed Pepper Soup Recipe

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One of my sisters gave me the recipe for this quick-and-easy soup that tastes just like stuffed green peppers. The thick hearty mixture is chock-full of good stuff. Plus, the aroma while it's cooking is wonderful. —Evelyn Kara, Brownsville, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 50 min.
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 50 min.
MAKES: 10 servings


  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 3 large green peppers, chopped
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) beef broth
  • 2 cans (10-3/4 ounces each) condensed tomato soup, undiluted
  • 1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (4 ounces) mushroom stems and pieces, drained
  • 1-1/2 cups cooked rice

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 234 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 45mg cholesterol, 503mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 3g fiber), 17g protein


  1. In a Dutch oven or large saucepan, cook the beef, green peppers and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the broth, soup, tomatoes and mushrooms. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for at least 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add rice and heat through. Yield: 10 servings.
Originally published as Unstuffed Pepper Soup in Quick Cooking May/June 2001, p29

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Reviewed Feb. 27, 2016

"I love stuffed peppers, but when I make them we eat the stuffing and usually leave most of the pepper on the plate! So this soup is perfect--the peppers are much easier to eat when bite-sized. The flavor is amazing, especially in the summer when the veggies are so fresh. I add a teaspoon of garlic powder and either a teaspoon of red pepper flakes or a drained can of rotel tomatoes. I also add 2 cups of frozen corn. And I simmer the soup for an hour. We just had "SOUP there it is!" day at work, and everyone said it was delicious!"

Reviewed Nov. 18, 2015

"When I told my husband what I was making for diner he made a face. Once he tried it he loved this soup. Very easy to make, and it does taste just like stuff peppers. it is a new favorite in our house."

Reviewed Oct. 18, 2015

"Leave the mushrooms out"

Reviewed Aug. 28, 2015

"Simple, delicious and tastes just like stuffed peppers without all the work. Perfect as is."

Reviewed Apr. 8, 2015 Edited Sep. 28, 2015

"Just finished a bowl of this wonderful soup * It does taste like a stuffed pepper. I cut back on the amount of tomatoes by one can.

Love the taste and rough texture that this one offers * I used Sausage instead of ground meat. That is what I had on hand. Did I mention the smell ? Divine. Made it for dinner, ate it for lunch !
Taste Of Home Volunteer Field Editor"

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