Stuffed Pepper Soup

July 7th, 2009 by katie

Want stuffed peppers without having to turn on the oven? This deconstructed stuffed pepper is a family favorite.  It is a simple soup, but hearty and filling and yet low calorie.  My mother makes this soup in huge batches and then freezes it in 2 cup containers.  To serve, we heat the soup and make fresh rice on the side.  It is also great fresh and only takes about 30 minutes to make.

One cup of soup is about 200 calories, so served with one cup of rice (200 calories) the total dish is about 400 calories.  It is one of my favorite meals when I am hungry but have exhausted my calories for the day.

Stuffed Pepper Soup

makes 6 cups, prep 15 min, cook time 30 min
  • 1 lb ground beef, I use 93/7 beef
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced (plus leaves for garnish)
  • 1 lb bell peppers, diced (approx 3 large)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can diced or crushed tomatoes
  • 2 cups water or low sodium beef broth
  • 1 tbsp beef base
  • salt and pepper
  • rice
  1. In a large stock pot, crumble ground beef and stir in onion, celery, peppers, and garlic.
  2. Heat over high to brown beef and sweat and soften the vegetables, about 10 minutes.
  3. Add tomatoes, beef stock or water, and beef base.
  4. Simmer 15 minutes or longer until ready to serve.
  5. Taste and season with salt and fresh ground pepper.
  6. Serve with fresh rice.

This is good with your typical long-grain rice or a wild rice blend.  Feel free to add cooked rice to the pot as desired, but I prefer to serve it on the side so you can adjust the amount in each bowl.  It is a good one to make when bell peppers are on sale and is best with a combination of red, orange, green and yellow peppers.

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14 Responses

  1. Kristen

    This is a brilliant idea & low cal too! Love it!

  2. Mrs. Mordecai

    This looks so yummy! I can’t wait to get to the store so I can make it.

  3. Nancy

    I’m printing this out right now. It’s nearly lunch time and now I’m starving.

  4. Leah

    Oh, I made this last night but with ground turkey breast. Let me tell you how incredibly in heaven I was. And the boyfriend DEVOURED his! We’re making it again. Possibly tomorrow. It was heavenly. Thank you thank you for the inspiration 🙂

  5. noble pig

    What an awesome inside-out idea!

  6. Half Assed Kitchen

    Oh, yummm.

    Love your site. Will be adding you to my very short blogroll.


  7. Karly

    Oh, I love the little Nutrition Facts box! I’m using Firefox and it looks perfect!

  8. Audrey

    The Nutrition Facts box looks great to me. I use Firefox. Yummy Recipe!

  9. Andrea

    I just found your site and I’m really enjoying! I use internet explorer and your nutrition box looked perfect. The recipe looks great too, I want to make it this week!

  10. Linda from NJ

    I have had this recipe “earmarked” for a bit now and finally made it this weekend. It was amazing!! Delicious and so what I was looking for. Thanks so much for sharing.

  11. Rob D.

    I made this soup this past Saturday. Excellent! I used a food processor to chop the vegetables fine as well as Penszy’s soup base (beef) in place of stock. Doubled the recipe as well.

  12. Andrea

    came across your blog from a facebook post of this recipe- LOVED it. My husband loved it too. Its a keeper! (and I love your blog!

  13. Mabry

    This was delicious. I’ve tried several of your others as well….Thank you for being such a great voice and resource! I added a twist or two of my own to this… A bay leaf, a little cumin, Mexican oregano, and red chile powder, and red chile flakes. Served with Tortilla chips for crumbling, sortof like tortilla soup. Yum. My hubby and best friend ate it up. 🙂 Gracias!

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