Slow Cooker Stuffed Pepper Soup is a hearty meal loaded with everything you love about a classic stuffed pepper – ground beef, rice and bell peppers, all in a tomato-based broth.
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I’ve been on a soup kick this month and it isn’t stopping yet. This slow cooker stuffed pepper soup was made from leftovers and vegetables that needed to be as they were nearing their last days. I love that I was able to use leftover rice from another meal plus already cooked ground beef that I had in the freezer. I had purchased ground beef in bulk a month or so ago and divided it up. Some I froze raw, some I browned up and froze for meals such as this soup, and the rest I browned up and added taco seasoning before freezing.
I’m joining some food bloggers to share our best Soups, Stews, and Chilis with you. Get ready to drool over what we’re bring to the table. The recipes are listed below the recipe for this stuffed pepper soup.
Tips to making this recipe:
As I mentioned, if you have already cooked ground beef, it takes a bit of time off of the recipe. If you are browning your ground beef, be sure to drain (or rinse) the grease off of the meat.
I like to add the rice to each serving bowl of soup versus adding in the soup. Rice, like pasta will absorb liquid so leftover soup may not have as much broth as you think. It’s not a must because you can always add a bit more broth to thin it back out.
If you would like to freeze this soup, do so but without the rice for the same reason as above. I like to freeze the soup in individual containers. Makes it easy to grab and go for lunch.
I like to use chicken stock in tomato-based soups, but this recipe would be great with beef broth as well.
- 2 lbs. grass-fed lean ground beef, cooked and grease drained
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 2 - 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 3 Bell Peppers, chopped (various colors)
- 2 cans (24.5 oz) Fire-Roasted Tomatoes (with liquid)
- 1 can (15 oz) tomato sauce
- 2 cups organic unsalted chicken stock
- 2 tsp Italian seasoning
- ¼ tsp red pepper flakes
- salt and pepper, to taste
- cooked rice
- Place cooked ground beef in bottom of crock pot.
- In a medium skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat and saute onion until soft, about 2 - 3 minutes.. Add the garlic and cook another 30 seconds.
- Add the onion and garlic to the crock pot.
- Add the rest of the ingredients, except for the rice.
- Mix well, and cook on low for 4-5 hours. Check at the 4 hour mark to see how the peppers are doing. You still want them to have some bite to them and not be mushy.
- Serve over rice
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