Stuffed Pepper & Beef Soup

Stuffed Pepper & Beef Soup

Stuffed Pepper & Beef Soup

This soup tastes like stuffed peppers!  It is filled with ground beef, red and green peppers, tomatoes, rice, and lots of flavor.  Serve this when you need something hearty!  Bonus; it's super easy to make!  Serves 8

1 pound lean ground beef

4 medium or 2 large green bell peppers, seeded and cut into 1/2-inch pieces (See Video)

2 medium or 1 large red bell peppers, seeded and cut into 1/2-inch pieces

2 cups chopped onion

4 cups beef broth

2 cups water

1 cup uncooked rice

28 ounces canned diced tomatoes, undrained

4 teaspoons dried basil

3 cups good-quality or homemade marinara sauce

2 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar

Salt & pepper, to taste

In a large soup or stock pot, brown the beef over medium-high heat, breaking up any chunks with a potato masher.  Cook until well browned.

Add the peppers and onions; season with a bit of salt and pepper.  Cook and stir until softened and beginning to brown.  Stir in the broth, water, rice and basil.  Bring to a boil, reduce the heat, cover and simmer about 20 minutes, until the rice is tender.

Stir in the tomatoes, marinara, and vinegar.  Bring back to a boil, reduce the heat, and simmer for another 15 minutes.  Adjust the seasoning to taste.

 

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