Kittencal's Unstuffed Pepper Soup

"This also works well using half each ground beef and spicy bulk pork sausage meat, make certain to brown the meat well to increase the flavor, this soup tastes even better the following day so you may want to make it up to a few days ahead and refrigerate just warm on top of the stove before serving, it also freezes very well, the taco seasoning is only optional I also like to add in a minced jalapeno pepper when browning the meat-- see my recipe#80434"
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Ready In:
1hr 15mins




  • In a Dutch oven or or large pot cook the ground beef with onions and bell peppers over medium-high heat until the meat is no longer pink; drain the fat.
  • Add in garlic and chili flakes; continue to cook over medium-high heat until the meat is browned (this may take about 15 minutes or more to brown the meat).
  • Mix in the taco seasoning (if using) cook stirring for 2 minutes.
  • Stir in beef broth, 2 cans tomato soup, crushed tomatoes and drained mushrooms; bring to a boil stirring.
  • Reduce heat to low and simmer partially covered for about 50-60 minutes, seasoning with salt and pepper about halfway through cooking.
  • At the end of cooking add in the rice and heat through.
  • Ladle into bowls then sprinkle cheddar cheese on top.

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  1. This recipe has become a go to winter soup recipe for me over the past 2 years. My husband will request it. I have come to add more of some things and less of others and experimented around with it. We all just love it... after sending some home with a friend of my husbands he called and asked if I put "crack" in it, as in it was so delicious and addicting. I am getting ready to make a batch of this and can't wait!<br/><br/>As always Kitten another good recipe! Tonight was actually the 2nd time I've made it. The first time I had such good compliments from several friends as well as my family who ate it, everyone loved it. The first time I followed the written recipe exactly, did not use jalapenos or cheese (hubs is lactose intolerant), but did use the taco seasoning. This time I did everything the same as the first time except I did half beef and half pork sausage as well as added a can of corn (as suggested by the friends who ate it). Its cooking now and I cannot wait to eat it tomorrow!
  2. I am sorry, I did not care for this, there are a few other unstuffed pepper soup recipes on here I liked way better! The taco seasoning gave it a funny flavor for a stuffed green pepper soup.
  3. I almost gave this soup a negative review right after I made it and tried to eat some. Neither I nor my boyfriend liked it, though his main problem is he can't handle hot peppers, and I had put a couple of jalapenos in. I went ahead and put the leftovers away, and a couple of days later I decided to give this soup another try with a dollop of sour cream. It was MUCH better reheated. The flavors seemed a lot more mellow and balanced. I probably won't make it again, though, since I don't like how overcooked and mushy the peppers get after being sauteed and then boiled for so long, but I'm glad I didn't throw the leftovers away.
  4. This is the best soup! My husband loved it and we've ate it for dinner two nights in a row. I even made it without the taco seasoning and it was delicious. Thanks for the great recipe.
  5. as soon as I saw this was posted by Kitten I knew it would be a winner and it was beyond my expectations who needs stuffed peppers when you can make this, what a fantastic soup with so much yummy flavors, thank you for another winner Kitten, you rock and so do all of your recipe you are the Zaar queen!



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