- 2 lbs ground beef
- 2 quarts water
- 1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes (undrained)
- 1 (29 ounce) can tomato sauce
- 2 cups cooked long-grain rice (1/2 cup uncooked)
- 2 cups chopped green bell peppers (about 2 large peppers)
- 2 beef bouillon cubes
- 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- In 6-quart saucepan or Dutch oven, brown beef; drain.
- Add remaining ingredients; bring to boil.
- Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30 to 40 minutes or until tender.
- Makes about 16 servings.
What a great soup! However mine came out more of a chili consistency (check out the picture I added). I don't know if it was that I cooked it too long and some of the broth boiled out or I didn't add enough broth to begin with. After reading some of the reviews, I made some little changes---only used 1 lb of ground beef, browned the beef with an onion, omitted the sugar by adding 3 sweet banana peppers, added some heat with 3 hot peppers and 1 tbsp of hot sauce, a dash of Worcestershire sauce, and about 4 tbsp of taco seasoning for additional flavor. I topped it with shredded cheddar cheese and overall very very delicious! I can't wait to take some to work for some lunch!! Thanks for sharing!
Overall, I really liked the recipe but it was a little too salty for me. When I make the soup again I will use beef broth in place of the bouillion cubes and in place of some of the water and I will not add any additional salt. I also added some finely chopped onion as I wanted the soup to taste just like stuffed peppers. (I also used ground sirloin to make the soup leaner and I used long grain brown rice instead of white rice to make it healthier).
As I was making this I thought, "Oh great, I made Goulash." I wasn't looking forward to it. However, this was absolutely delicious! However, I cut the recipe in half, cooked an onion with my turkey burger, used 3 small bell peppers (yellow, orange, & red), some Worcester sauce, oregano, cumin, and used light brown sugar. Everyone loved it and it was super easy.