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Stuffed Pepper Soup Recipe

Stuffed Pepper Soup Recipe

Some of us cooks at the restaurant where I work were talking about stuffed peppers. We decided to stir up similar ingredients for a soup. Customer response was overwhelming! —Krista Muddiman, Meadville, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 45 min. YIELD:8 servings


  • 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.
  • 2. Add cooked rice; simmer, uncovered, 10 minutes longer. If desired, sprinkle with chopped fresh parsley. Yield: 8 servings (2 quarts).

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 337 calories, 14g fat (5g saturated fat), 70mg cholesterol, 1466mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 4g fiber), 24g protein.

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PatsCookin User ID: 2406774 272733
Reviewed Sep. 6, 2017

"This soup was excellent. I followed other reviewers' suggestions and added chopped onion and garlic. I didn't have a 28 ounce can of tomato sauce so I used a 28 ounce can of crushed tomatoes. I followed the rest of the recipe as written. Six cups of water did not make it too thin. I measured out 1 quart of the soup without rice into a saucepan and added 1/2 cup of cooked rice for our meal. The recipe says it yields 2 quarts, but I got 3 additional quarts without rice to freeze. I will add 1/2 cup of cooked rice to each quart when I prepare it so the rice doesn't get mushy. This will be a regular go-to for our Wednesday soup Night!"

foxysimba User ID: 6287829 272652
Reviewed Sep. 4, 2017

"This soup is awesome, I make soups and desserts at a local supper club, and I love making this soup, I tweak it a bit to my taste, and added a few other ingredients. Definitely a 5 star recipe!"

Missy User ID: 9241630 272520
Reviewed Sep. 1, 2017

"I pulled this recipe out of the recent Taste of Home magazine. I was looking for a quick meal to make and I had all the ingredients on hand, with some swap outs. I used ground turkey instead of beef. Sauteed a half an onion with it. I thought that 6 C of water would be too much, so I cut back to 4 C and used 1 whole low sodium beef bouillon cube. For the diced tomatoes, I used (2) 14.5 oz cans and partially drained them before dumping in the pot. I only used about 2 tbsp of the brown sugar and no additional salt. Instead of rice, I served it on top of 'cauliflower rice.' It was a hit. I'm giving this a 5 because the flavors are amazing and I'm betting will taste even better tomorrow!"

dublinlab User ID: 1682119 272472
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2017

"This is excellent. easy quick and l'm sure it will be even more flavourful tomorrow. Great make ahead dish. I could not bring myself to put sugar in so I didn't. I used home canned tomatoes so 2 32 oz. jars. I mostly cooked the rice then let it sit and cool awhile so it would not turn to mush and must admit l remembered wrong and added 3 cups of rice. Also l put a dollop of sour cream on each bowl before the garnish. Great recipe. Janet. VFE"

hunkydoriest User ID: 4515323 271464
Reviewed Aug. 7, 2017

"We loved this. Didn't change a thing, also made great leftovers."

ChocolateMudCake User ID: 162783 265509
Reviewed May. 4, 2017

"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!"

mkokguy User ID: 7996960 256946
Reviewed Nov. 18, 2016

"This was fantastic. I did add some garlic and chopped onion. Everyone loved it. Defiantly a keeper."

Lisa User ID: 8970387 256940
Reviewed Nov. 18, 2016

"Loved it,added onion ,2 more cups water,bullion,1 more pepper.Will be one of my go to meals!!!! So easy"

bettyboop330 User ID: 126701 252121
Reviewed Aug. 2, 2016

"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."

soups123456 User ID: 8783118 244402
Reviewed Feb. 24, 2016

"Way too much water!"

jldavis User ID: 840520 243652
Reviewed Feb. 11, 2016

"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."

newrecipejunkie User ID: 876567 242756
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2016

"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!"

dianewhaley User ID: 8098924 241096
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2016

"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!"

hyside76 User ID: 8678568 240488
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2015

"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!"

cindysunflower User ID: 7921064 240320
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2015

"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."

muffbear74 User ID: 209131 238712
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2015

"Make sure you stir occasionally, as I didn't and some of the rice stuck to the bottom of the pan."

delowenstein User ID: 3766053 238705
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2015

"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"

icunrse User ID: 6357713 237928
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2015

"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."

cvennart User ID: 601470 236944
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2015

"easy to make and tastes great."

lilscrapper67 User ID: 2745466 236171
Reviewed Nov. 2, 2015

"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!"

ppolen User ID: 1614953 235334
Reviewed Oct. 20, 2015

"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."

seasons4 User ID: 978190 235325
Reviewed Oct. 20, 2015

"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."

Calibooster User ID: 8577781 235188
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2015

"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 :)"

beejay4 User ID: 3847141 234935
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2015

"This soup was very very good"

lulugogirl User ID: 8568602 234836
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2015

"always wanted this recipe easy fast and delicious thanks"

jennyarich User ID: 6586560 234207
Reviewed Oct. 8, 2015

"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!!"

greatwithoutgluten User ID: 6330173 226848
Reviewed May. 24, 2015

"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!"

Eden G. User ID: 6866026 222953
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2015

"Super easy and tastes delicious!!!"

sunfairy2 User ID: 3321035 222036
Reviewed Mar. 4, 2015

"Ohh my gosh, so yummy and easy! made tonight for dinner.."

peachy013 User ID: 7916456 220415
Reviewed Feb. 13, 2015

"Oh my gosh....this is a terrific dump and cook soup! We enjoy this soup each and every time I make it......even for company!"

Sally K User ID: 5809278 220399
Reviewed Feb. 13, 2015

"This will easily become one of my favorite soup recipes. It tastes just like stuffed peppers and oh so easy to make. Not sure why the recipe says that it makes only 2 1/2 quarts. I cut the recipe in half, and still had 10 cups of soup."

lolohiser User ID: 5362556 220149
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2015

"Yum! Just needs some extra "humpf" to get five stars."

snowytrees User ID: 6711334 218520
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2015 Edited Jan. 22, 2015

"I gave the recipe 5 stars but none of them showed up. :o("

snowytrees User ID: 6711334 218519
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2015 Edited Jan. 22, 2015

"I gave the recipe 5 stars but none of them showed up. :o("

andi99 User ID: 6166145 217307
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2015 Edited Jan. 9, 2015

"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!"

wmccallum User ID: 4850304 216782
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2015


M.Simons User ID: 5813012 39462
Reviewed Nov. 11, 2014

"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."

gwpullin User ID: 8089001 37667
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2014

"Excellent recipe. I mixed red, yellow, and orange with the green pepper for color and a milder flavor. I also added an extra pound of ground beef and served it over fresh bowtie pasta (if desired, on the side) to add some substance and stretch the batch to all the enthusiastic consumers."

elvira175 User ID: 8035477 12920
Reviewed Nov. 6, 2014

"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"

Elora47 User ID: 2923037 13293
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2014 Edited Sep. 3, 2015

"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."

Dee627 User ID: 7670934 37871
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2014

"This soup is delicious. I belong to a soup club at work and it was my turn. I used two smaller cans of diced tomatoes, one with onion and the other with roasted garlic. Everyone loved it."

gmajencmj User ID: 7917322 41916
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2014

"Love this soup. Making another pot today"

PerlaRose User ID: 887207 6398
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2014

"Have been on the hunt for the best Stuffed Pepper soup and this is it! I used a box of beef broth (and no added salt) for half of the water and a can of Italian tomato sauce. Also added 3/4 cup orzo pasta. I debated using the brown sugar but don't be is delicious!"

Carl_in_OH User ID: 7818391 24344
Reviewed May. 24, 2014

"Great soup base, add garlic, add cayenne pepper. I used the larger diced tomatoes and it made enough soup to try and freeze. Love this recipe."

ottomena User ID: 5947027 39461
Reviewed May. 20, 2014

"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"

Foxxytw User ID: 5611189 39271
Reviewed Feb. 15, 2014

"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. "

jcv400ex User ID: 5829026 12687
Reviewed Jan. 26, 2014

"Great soup, for some more flavor, use the garlic/herb diced tomatoes. Adds great flavor to it!"

pearlos User ID: 6873545 37869
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2014

"Family loved this soup."

Ronnijo74 User ID: 7449387 201424
Reviewed Jan. 12, 2014

"Tasted great!"

maryfraz User ID: 1483392 18449
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2014

"My husband loves this soup. It's perfect for a cold winter's night with some crusty bread and butter."

eatily User ID: 7535650 41915
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2013

"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."

samc1249 User ID: 2551666 39270
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2013

"easy and is very good"

pastiepie User ID: 1062574 41914
Reviewed Nov. 11, 2013

"This recipe is so very tasty. Followed the recipe and we all loved it."

[email protected] User ID: 7470723 24310
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2013

"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."

TarantulaJack User ID: 7464941 24249
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2013

"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."

ThisMomRox User ID: 7460753 9936
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2013

"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!!"

testuser120 User ID: 7401715 14149
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2013

"This is nice."

tiffia User ID: 4043525 32481
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2013 Edited Oct. 29, 2013

"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."

ajanowiecki User ID: 7450544 9922
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2013

"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!"

kslighthouse User ID: 7430125 201423
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2013

"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."

nonna4565 User ID: 6534587 201422
Reviewed Sep. 26, 2013

"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!"

BarbaraJeanne User ID: 1843732 37666
Reviewed Sep. 23, 2013

"I made this tonight and everyone loved it. It was the perfect taste on this chilly fall day. It has SO much flavor!"

puakea32 User ID: 1642622 41913
Reviewed Sep. 21, 2013

"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!"

muffnette User ID: 1370261 31838
Reviewed Sep. 18, 2013

"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"

lconway57 User ID: 1244894 37664
Reviewed Sep. 16, 2013

"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."

sandye12 User ID: 4634240 13292
Reviewed Sep. 16, 2013

"The best I have tasted."

piehlar User ID: 4350572 14147
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2013

"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."

MarineMom_texas User ID: 31788 39268
Reviewed Aug. 30, 2013 Edited Oct. 19, 2016

"I made this last night and declare it a winner. I made just a couple small changes. First I halved the recipe. I omitted the brown sugar and added chopped onions. Even halved, it made a lot of soup. This is a delicious soup and I will definitely make it again. Worth five stars!"

RozieG User ID: 48329 14146
Reviewed Aug. 29, 2013

"This soup was wonderful, I will make it often, I sauteed the peppers a bit before I browned the ground beef, and added onion. Nothing to change the taste, it was delicious. We all loved it."

bjsilve0 User ID: 172187 39260
Reviewed Aug. 6, 2013

"I would not change a thing. Marvelous."

thelouws User ID: 1336762 31708
Reviewed Jul. 3, 2013 Edited Oct. 29, 2014

"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!"

lisa53202 User ID: 1079567 12919
Reviewed Jun. 13, 2013

"Despite the 97 degree temperature, I made this because of all the peppers from our garden. We thought it was a tasty soup. I did add onion, garlic and Worcestershire sauce and substituted beef broth for the water."

slvrscren User ID: 3585008 6397
Reviewed May. 26, 2013

"I came, I saw, I made, I loved it."

Lisabarney671 User ID: 7257390 6394
Reviewed May. 9, 2013


sly203 User ID: 5519773 201421
Reviewed Apr. 7, 2013

"This recipe is absolutely awesome. The only thing I did different was add 4 envelopes of Swanson beef Boost. This soup is sooooooooo good!"

luchel User ID: 1479988 12685
Reviewed Mar. 21, 2013

"Absolutely wonderful! I wouldn't change a thing. I made it for the first time yesterday and have already shared it with several friends!"

5angels User ID: 1771339 24196
Reviewed Mar. 21, 2013

"This is great on any day. I had frozen green peppers from my garden and added them. Very good!!!!!"

judytall User ID: 2391711 24175
Reviewed Feb. 21, 2013

"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?:)"

LEH User ID: 157457 14145
Reviewed Feb. 17, 2013

"Excellent! that's enough"

kimmie_love User ID: 7134336 201420
Reviewed Feb. 12, 2013 Edited Oct. 19, 2016

"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!!!!!!!!"

kredhead User ID: 710648 13468
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2013 Edited Jan. 27, 2016

"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 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."

Deboyer User ID: 245352 37865
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2013

"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."

CrystalZ84 User ID: 4254261 6310
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2013

"Very good! I cooked the hamburger and peppers together and added an onion. Substituted beef broth for the water and left out the beef bouillon. Husband (a very picky eater) agreed that it was very good! We ate ours with a little cheese on top."

parisgirl0812 User ID: 5274426 14140
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2012

"made this for my family and everyone loved it, I will definetly make this again!"

Jimwill9 User ID: 5946831 201419
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2012

"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."

grjen User ID: 2792354 18447
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2012

"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."

Crochetdoilies User ID: 6291264 41911
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2012

"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."

kerisovery User ID: 3828360 14137
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2012


Some changes I made:
I browned the ground beef with a diced onion;
I also used one 14 oz can of diced tomatoes and one 14 oz can of diced tomatoes with habaneros for a bit of kick;
and used more rice to make the soup thicker."

voodoowitch User ID: 635464 14132
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2012

"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."

mmartelle User ID: 1294533 24174
Reviewed Oct. 13, 2012

"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!"

jcham53 User ID: 3767409 37863
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2012

"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."

justmbeth User ID: 1196484 32479
Reviewed Oct. 8, 2012


Dale2650ford User ID: 2553271 14129
Reviewed Oct. 4, 2012

"Haven't made it yet, but was wondering if you all used 28 oz of tomatoe sauce?"

pschube User ID: 2658481 13262
Reviewed Oct. 2, 2012

"Excellent! Comfort food made simple!"

bananaseed User ID: 5553471 37860
Reviewed Oct. 2, 2012

"Loved it! It's an easy and quick way to eat stuffed green peppers. Hmmmm"

lilbitandme User ID: 2878519 13366
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2012

"GREAT soup!! Let alone from my Mom in laws hometown!!!! AWESOME!"

slrobb77 User ID: 6892304 32414
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2012

"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!"

ahmom User ID: 3426126 24154
Reviewed Sep. 16, 2012

"I LOVE this soup!!"

mknoll User ID: 4480594 32332
Reviewed Sep. 10, 2012

"My husband, who doesn't like stuffed peppers, loved this soup! It was an instant favorite from the first bite. Awesome recipe, I didn't add all the water called for, and used half sausage instead of all beef. A keeper for sure!!"

mel7445 User ID: 3057977 6309
Reviewed Jun. 29, 2012

"Update - had a ton of leftovers and froze them. I'm happy to report this soup freezes and reheats extremely well."

ldj2424 User ID: 6747483 14128
Reviewed Jun. 21, 2012

"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."

mel7445 User ID: 3057977 41907
Reviewed Jun. 12, 2012

"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."

walkingfit User ID: 4734545 18390
Reviewed Jun. 2, 2012

"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!"

mnrweiss User ID: 340782 6266
Reviewed Mar. 19, 2012

"Very easy to make and delicious! Serve with crusty bread!"

leslie1966 User ID: 3337908 24153
Reviewed Feb. 27, 2012

"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!!"

[email protected] User ID: 6527919 24057
Reviewed Feb. 12, 2012

"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!"

thajeeper User ID: 6455607 39257
Reviewed Jan. 14, 2012

"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."

daltonan User ID: 4457738 31570
Reviewed Jan. 14, 2012

"This is a very delicious soup. Getting ready to make it again."

jtmeg User ID: 4794070 201418
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2012

"I cut this recipe in half and added a can of tomatoe soup. Its delicious"

junedunkle User ID: 1070671 12917
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2012

"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."

Terry_V User ID: 5947501 24004
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2011

"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!"

JGa2595176 User ID: 496732 39255
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2011

"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!"

Idontcarewhatmyscreennameis User ID: 6376742 37853
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2011

"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!"

billt1620 User ID: 4998976 9886
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2011

"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."

jjheath User ID: 1624998 18388
Reviewed Nov. 17, 2011

"The brown sugar adds just the right amount of sweetness. Excellent soup!"

Poeschl User ID: 3716764 201417
Reviewed Nov. 9, 2011

"This soup is easy to make and very very tasty as well as filling. We loved it and I would make it again."

jsoc User ID: 5988083 201416
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2011

"Absolutely delicious!"

fallsrobin User ID: 6087827 13364
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2011

"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)"

mehalv User ID: 4612167 6264
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2011

"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."

Lorie1964 User ID: 4048465 12671
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2011 Edited Oct. 19, 2016

"A great filling soup that's perfect on a fall or winter evening. Will definitely make this a regular meal!"

MouseladyinTX User ID: 1145472 14124
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2011

"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."

newgrandma User ID: 1077052 9885
Reviewed Nov. 2, 2011

"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."

Linaker User ID: 2843307 37661
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2011

"Very, very tasty! I substituted 4 boullion cubes for the granules, used less tha 1/4 cup of brown sugar and used 4 tsp. Kosher salt for the regular salt. Very easy and quick! I took this to a 5 person luncheon and brought home very little. Everyone asked for the recipe. Thanks!"

[email protected] User ID: 3847491 9884
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2011

"This really tasted like stuffed peppers without all the fuss. I used red and yellow sweet peppers, very good!"

jtmtmr User ID: 6010433 41626
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2011

"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!"

novic3 User ID: 4867589 13363
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2011 Edited Oct. 19, 2016

"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"

denim doll User ID: 5928001 24003
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2011 Edited Oct. 19, 2016

"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!!!!!!"

campyrs1 User ID: 342909 31482
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2011

"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!"

waynejv User ID: 1543342 37659
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2011

"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."

gameplayers User ID: 1878731 37655
Reviewed Oct. 30, 2011

"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."

hildybean User ID: 1589265 39252
Reviewed Oct. 30, 2011

"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."

MELZEE13 User ID: 4975201 37652
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2011

"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."

cindy1958 User ID: 2814187 41624
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2011

"Love this soup-have made it lots of times and have given recipe to family and friends. Definately will make again and again."

kitncraft User ID: 5456453 14120
Reviewed Oct. 20, 2011

"Needed a quick and easy meal on a cold rainy evening and this turned out really great!"

lwaters73 User ID: 5877760 32158
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2011

"Our family LOVES this recipe.. We do however replace water with beef broth and green peppers for sweet peppers. Cook the rice separately. It is a nice heart bold soup."

lwaters73 User ID: 5877760 37848
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2011

"This is the best soup.. We use sweet peppers in place of green peppers and it is to die for!"

ahmom User ID: 3426126 41623
Reviewed Oct. 2, 2011


marzdote User ID: 6188727 32126
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2011 Edited Oct. 19, 2016

"a great soup for winter!"

meshellsncheese User ID: 1050141 23956
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2011 Edited Oct. 19, 2016

"Amazing soup!! I dont even like green peppers and I LOVED this! I like my soups more hearty like a stew so I omitted some of the water and I added extra green peppers! I also tried doubling the recipe except the beef because I think 2 pounds is a lot and it turned out fantastic!! Yum!"

bostonmommy User ID: 524691 39251
Reviewed Aug. 28, 2011

"I made this recipe with stew beef cubes instead of ground beef, and diced fresh tomatoes in place of the diced canned. I cooked the rice separately and added it at the end. I would definitely make it again and want to try it with ground beef next time."

shawnsqueenb User ID: 6138982 12670
Reviewed Aug. 7, 2011

"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!"

mzbreez User ID: 1379908 31481
Reviewed Aug. 5, 2011

"This soup is wonderful! Everyone who tried it raved it was so good!"

trixiejo302 User ID: 1553155 18385
Reviewed Feb. 13, 2011

"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!"

measma User ID: 1483965 37650
Reviewed Jan. 30, 2011

"Use 2 quarts beef stock, omit the water and beef bouillon. Cook rice on the side."

trixiejo302 User ID: 1553155 31440
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2011

"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."

d2check User ID: 2092246 12651
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2011

"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!"

Jessica2783 User ID: 5112860 41622
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2011

"Made with ground turkey, diced tomatoes with chilies, omitted the salt, and used 3 cups rice."

Joanna07 User ID: 2831179 6263
Reviewed Jan. 12, 2011

"This soup was just average to me. I think that if you like a stuffed pepper soup this is great, but I tend to like a more creamy soup. I probably won't make this again."

veggiemama User ID: 4640590 12649
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2011

"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!"

grandia102 User ID: 183495 32096
Reviewed Dec. 2, 2010

"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."

parkside704 User ID: 4166859 18382
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2010

"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."

imaphotog User ID: 5445255 39249
Reviewed Sep. 20, 2010

"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 =)"

shelltine User ID: 1786537 9870
Reviewed Apr. 3, 2010

"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."

jessie.sharon User ID: 2124190 6262
Reviewed Mar. 14, 2010

"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! :)"

veggiemama User ID: 4640590 39245
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2010

"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."

cmtexter User ID: 643339 9833
Reviewed Feb. 2, 2009

"This soup was hearty and wonderful on a cold winter night. I did substitute about 4 oz of sausage and used ground round instead of ground beef. I also used both green & red peppers. It is a lovely dinner soup!"

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