Stuffed Pepper Soup

This stuffed pepper soup is a hearty meal loaded with ground beef, onions, rice and bell peppers in a tomato based broth. It tastes just like classic stuffed peppers, but without all the work!
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INGREDIENTS
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound ground beef I use 90% lean
  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic minced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 red bell pepper cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1 green bell pepper cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1 14.5 ounce can petite diced tomatoes
  • 1 15 ounce can tomato sauce
  • 1 14.5 ounce can beef broth
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 2 cups cooked white rice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley

INSTRUCTIONS
  • Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium high heat. Add the ground beef and cook until browned, breaking up into smaller pieces with a spatula (approximately 5-6 minutes).
  • Add the onion to the pot and cook for 4-5 minutes or until softened. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds.
  • Season the beef and onion mixture with salt and pepper.
  • Add the bell peppers to the pot and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the tomatoes, tomato sauce, beef broth and Italian seasoning to the pot; bring to a simmer.
  • Cook for 15-20 minutes or until peppers are tender.
  • Stir in the rice and season the soup with salt and pepper to taste as desired. Sprinkle with parsley and serve.