Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Crockpot Stuffed Bell Pepper Soup

Crockpot Stuffed Bell Pepper Soup recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen
A bowl full of seasoned beef, rice, bell peppers and plenty of rich flavors is pretty much a sure-fire hit with my family. I knew my husband would like this soup, because these Spicy Italian Stuffed Bell Peppers are one of his favorite meals. What I didn't expect is just how much he loved it. My oldest son loved this as well and immediately said that it reminded him of the stuffed peppers. This soup was an immediate new favorite and it sure to be made over and over again in the future.

I suspect that this soup could be made with un-cooked rice as well, simply by adding it at the beginning. However, I have no idea how long that might take. (If you know the answer, leave a comment and let me know!) If you do try this with un-cooked rice, just keep an eye on the rice after a few hours and be careful not to overcook it into mush.

Crockpot Stuffed Bell Pepper Soup
Yield: 8-10 servings
(printable recipe)

1 lb ground beef
1 large onion, chopped small
4 large bell peppers, I used 2 red, a yellow and a green
1 1/2 cups cooked black beans, or 1 can, drained and rinsed
32 ounces beef stock
16 ounces tomato sauce
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon Italian seasoning blend
2 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
1 teaspoon black pepper, divided
1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
3 cups warm cooked rice

Cook and crumble the ground beef in a skillet over medium to medium high heat. Season the meat with 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper while it is cooking. Add the onions to the skillet when it is almost browned. When the onions are tender, transfer the mixture to the Crock-Pot and add all the remaining ingredients EXCEPT the rice. Set the temperature to HIGH (for 3-4 hours) or to LOW (for 8+ hours). *

When the peppers are tender, place a scoop of rice into each bowl and then ladle soup over it. Stir to combine. Enjoy!

* STOVE-TOP DIRECTIONS: If you prefer to make this on the stove, simply cook the meat and onion in a large pot. Once it has cooked, add all remaining ingredients (EXCEPT the rice) to the pot and simmer on low until the peppers are tender. This should take about an hour.

Crockpot Stuffed Bell Pepper Soup recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen

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  1. Perfect timing, it's freezing in LA today!

  2. I think you're cooking all my husbands favorites. He loves ground beef and bell peppers - I will make this for him and tell him it's from you :) Thanks!

  3. Since I'm a FREAK for stuffed bell peppers, yeah, I "might" just like this a "bit" :)

  4. I am making this right now!! I can't wait to try it :)

  5. I have made this several times and it is delicious. The last time I made enough to freeze some for when it turns colder in FL (LOL) . It gets better with age and we love it. - Annie

  6. Made this soup last week and it is the bomb!