Stuffed Pepper Soup

 If you love stuffed peppers then you will love this soup spin on one of our favorite family meals.  This easy-to-make, comforting soup will leave your heart warm for days.

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I don’t know about you be we really love stuffed peppers around here.  This soup recipe I think is actually easier than making stuffed peppers and leaves you with lots of leftovers for your lunch the remainder of the week.  Double score!

This hearty one-pot meal is great for cool nights or football Sundays.  This past Sunday I turned on the fireplace and had a nice hot bowl of this yummy soup.  My team didn’t win —- but I sure did because it was delicious.

It makes for a great crockpot meal as well.  So, if you want to throw it all in a crockpot before you head out to work – it will be just as yummy.

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Really….you all need to try this.  All of the tastes really come together so nicely here.  My favorite ingredient?  The cubanelle peppers….they aren’t hot at all.  They have a really great taste to them – mild and sweet.  If you haven’t cooked with them before you need to try them.  Once I found them I was wanting to add them to all my recipes.  Most grocery stores will have them so you shouldn’t have a problem finding them.  Let me know how you like them or if you have a recipe that uses them 🙂

This soup will not disappoint – enjoy <3

Stuffed Pepper Soup

If you love stuffed peppers then you will love this soup spin on one of our favorite family meals.  This easy-to-make, comforting soup will leave your heart warm for days.

Ingredients:

2 Italian sausage links (sweet or spicy – I use sweet)
1 lb lean ground beef
1 small yellow onion chopped (1 cup)
1 small green bell pepper – cut in small pieces
1 small red bell pepper – cut in small pieces
1 small yellow bell pepper – cut in small pieces
3 cubanelle peppers (sweet peppers – you can find at any grocery store) – cut in small pieces
2 (14.5 oz) cans petite diced tomatoes
2 large cans tomato soup
4 cups beef broth
1 jar of chunky pasta sauce (I used Classico Italian Sausage with Peppers & Onions)
1/4 cup fresh chopped basil
2 1/2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley, plus more for garnish
1/4 tsp dried oregano
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 Tablespoon worchester sauce
1 Tablespoon red pepper flakes
2 Tablespoons chili powder
1/3 cup Parmesan cheese
3 Tablespoons olive oil, divided
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 cup cooked white rice
Parmesan or mozzarella cheese, for garnish (optional)

Directions:

  1. In a large pot heat 1 Tablespoon olive oil over medium heat and cook sausage and ground beef. Once the meat is cooked make sure it is thoroughly chopped up. Drain and set aside.
  2. Heat remaining 2 Tablespoons olive oil and cook onions and peppers for about 5 minutes, then add garlic and saute 30 seconds longer. Pour in diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato soup, beef broth, Parmesan cheese, all remaining spices and cooked meat. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Bring just to a light boil, then reduce heat to low, cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, 30 minutes.
  3. While soup simmers, prepare rice according to directions listed on package. When the soup is done simmering stir in desired amount of cooked rice into soup. Serve warm topped with optional cheese and garnish with fresh parsley.