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Stuffed Sweet Pepper Soup Recipe

Stuffed Sweet Pepper Soup Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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).

Nutritional Facts

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

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suejjj User ID: 5304276 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 User ID: 1409536 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 User ID: 4860753 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 User ID: 8196226 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 User ID: 2771648 234959
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2015

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

justmbeth User ID: 1196484 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 User ID: 5560294 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 User ID: 5127622 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 User ID: 3777369 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 User ID: 8445305 233071
Reviewed Sep. 17, 2015

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

Prettyflowers User ID: 7808771 233063
Reviewed Sep. 17, 2015

"Delicious. I have fixed this twice and it is becoming a family favorite!"

marycveit User ID: 8535514 233049
Reviewed Sep. 17, 2015

"Delicious!!!!!! I used multi colored peppers to give it a more colorful look, used V8 instead of tomato juice and skipped the bouillon and chicken broth. Thanks for sharing."

akemmerl9 User ID: 8091698 229212
Reviewed Jul. 8, 2015

"Very delicious. I used 2 pounds of ground beef and saut?ed the onion, celery and peppers together with the beef. I also cooked the rice separately like a reader suggested."

Pmacta User ID: 8138235 221973
Reviewed Mar. 4, 2015

"The flavor of the soup was good but the peppers and celery were still crunchy. Next time I would saute the peppers and celery with the meat to soften them. Also, the rice thickened the soup a lot. Next time I might cook it by itself and add later."

CookinLovin User ID: 7872989 221128
Reviewed Feb. 22, 2015

"Very good flavors! Did not have browning sauce so omitted it and added a can of diced tomatoes. Served with a warm french bread crusty loaf. Really good soup!"

Grammy Debbie User ID: 30612 220888
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2015

"Very good soup and a very good way to use up the trio of colored peppers I picked up at Aldi's for an unbelieveably low price. I used all home-canned tomato juice instead of the water and used my own home-canned chili sauce and brown rice. A very nice and tasty meal on a cold winter's night. I served it along with homemade corn bread made in an iron skillet."

slongmi1 User ID: 8261293 220659
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2015

"I used two pounds of ground beef for more heartiness. I also added a large chopped zucchini and two cans of beans - one chili and one northern. I used an Asian sweet chili sauce as that is what I had on hand. Yum!"

Davlyn User ID: 7857051 220647
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2015

"Kitchen bouquet is the browning sauce I have used for years."

recipehound54 User ID: 4246730 220607
Reviewed Feb. 15, 2015

"I was pleasantly surprised with this soup. I prepared as directed; directions indicated 10 minutes of prep time but it took me double that. No big deal, though, because this soup went together quickly and easily. I simmered it a little over an hour in order to allow enough time for the celery to be less crunchy. Flavor was wonderful; soup is healthy and low calorie, which is good because it's so tasty that you'll be tempted to have seconds...or thirds.... :)"

lindaghowe User ID: 6732106 220589
Reviewed Feb. 15, 2015

"Mch0902 Browning sauce is very concentrated and found in small bottles in the gravy section. The brand I have on hand is by Maggi, there are others."

Mch0902 User ID: 4518857 220575
Reviewed Feb. 15, 2015

"What is browning sauce?"

Windelina User ID: 8259644 220574
Reviewed Feb. 15, 2015

"Going to try this."

mom5 User ID: 32139 220572
Reviewed Feb. 15, 2015

"Catapult-chili sauce is mostly sold near the ketchup. Heinz puts one out. It looks just like ketchup. I'm sure there are other brands out. Just check that aisle. Also, this soup is wonderful!"

catapult User ID: 8158706 220570
Reviewed Feb. 15, 2015

"can someone tell me what "chili sauce" is ???"

shadowwalker04 User ID: 7299851 34413
Reviewed Sep. 24, 2013

"Absolutely AWESOME!!! My daughter made it using different colored peppers ... Great flavor.. Also, since we had ground venison she used that instead of the ground beef..."

JeriKaye User ID: 7106456 203243
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2013

"Absolutely one of the best soups I have ever made."

valucy User ID: 1011739 70809
Reviewed Feb. 15, 2013

"If you like stuffed peppers, you wil love this recipe!!! This is one of my favorite homemade soups."

kkatknap User ID: 682962 29901
Reviewed Oct. 7, 2012

"I make this every's one of my favorites. I always make enough to freeze several meals' worth so we can have it all winter. It freezes well."

Daisycat6161 User ID: 6077369 50229
Reviewed Oct. 2, 2012

"We all loved this soup and it was a nice easy recipe to make."

devilgrrl User ID: 5356323 34401
Reviewed Nov. 18, 2010

"This is so delicious! It reminds me of my mom's stuffed cabbage rolls. I added 2 cups of rice instead of 1 to make it thicker. My 11 year old son ate 2 & a half bowls & my 2 year old daughter kept eating it also! This is a keeper!"

1026Home User ID: 2455903 70808
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2010

"Have made this oup since I first came across it in "Taste of Home" in the late '90's. I gave out the recipe to tohers who love it as much as my husband and I do. Thanks!"

lattedeb User ID: 752681 74124
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2008 Edited Jun. 1, 2009

"This soup is excellent and low in fat and calories. Have made it several times."

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