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.