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Bee, I LOVED this soup, and so did my husband, but I did make some changes when preparing it. When I made the meat balls, I had to work with 1-1/4 lbs of ground beef, so I used 1/4 cup (plus 1 tablespoon) of the long grain rice, I added 1 extra large size egg, a 3/4 tablespoon of the dried parsley, about 3 tablespoons of diced red onion, the 1/2 teaspoon of salt, an 1/8 teaspoon of pepper, and the teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce. I DID NOT add any of the tomato soup to the meatball mix tho. And when I made the meatballs, I rolled each into 1-1/8 inch in size, and that made 28 meatballs. I cooked the meatballs in a skillet which I sprayed it w/a no-stick cooking spray. Since I did not add any of the tomato soup to the meatball mix, I decided to add the whole can of soup, as well as a 1/2 cup of tomato sauce, a 3/4 cup of water, and 2 teaspoons of the Worcestershire sauce to the large pot that I was simmering the meatballs in for the 40 minutes. When I was saute'ing the onion and peppers, I used what peppers I had on hand, which was...1 large green bell pepper, 1/2 of a large red bell pepper, and 1/2 of a large yellow bell pepper, which I diced them into 1/4-inch pieces, and I only saute'd the onions and peppers for exactly 10 minutes over medium heat. After adding the onion and peppers to the meatballs and tomato liquid in the pot, I then added 2-(14 oz.) cans of reduced sodium broth, a 3/4 teaspoon of paprika, 1-(14.5 oz) can of diced tomatoes with green chilies, plus I added a 1/2 cup of long grain white rice. I simmered the soup as directed (for 30 mins) but DID NOT remove the lid to stir the soup, so the rice would cook through throughly. After the 30 minutes were up, I then checked the soup and saw it had thickened slightly, so I added another (14-oz.) can of chicken broth, and finished heating the soup, which only took a couple minutes. Mmm, the soup tasted great!! Thank you Swedish_Chef for posting this recipe. I have never made a stuffed pepper soup, but always wanted to, and your recipe helped me off to a good start.