1 tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. garlic powder
I always say to add salt & pepper to taste because I know salt is a sensitive seasoning for many people. And the amount you use depends on if it is sea salt, kosher salt, table salt or salt substitute. So when adding salt & pepper, just keep adding a little at a time and stir, then taste after each addition until it gets up to the seasoning level that is right for you and your family. Cover and let soup simmer on low heat for about 30 minutes to let all the flavors blend. The longer it simmers – the thicker it will get as the rice continues to absorb the liquids.
Now, I think you have to serve this soup with shredded cheddar cheese on top. It ain’t a stuffed pepper (in my humble opinion) unless it has cheese on there.
Stuffed Pepper Soup
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1 small onion diced
- 1 large bell pepper diced
- 1 29 oz can diced tomatoes
- 1 10 oz can tomato soup
- 1 14 oz. can chicken broth or beef broth
- 2 cups cooked rice
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- salt and pepper to taste
- shredded cheddar cheese for topping
- In a large pot, brown and crumble ground beef along with diced green peppers and onion over medium-high heat.
- When meat is thoroughly cooked, drain excess grease from beef mixture.
- Put beef mixture back into pot.
- Add in diced tomatoes, chicken (or beef) broth and tomato soup (or tomato sauce).
- Give it all a good stir.
- Then add in rice.
- Stir again.
- Then stir in seasonings; sugar, garlic powder, salt & pepper (to taste).
- Cover and let soup simmer on low heat for about 30 minutes to let all the flavors blend. (The longer it simmers, the thicker it will get.)
- Serve with shredded cheddar cheese on top of each serving.
Note: 1 cup of uncooked rice will make 2 cups of cooked rice.