Bev's Stuffed Pepper Soup AKA Deconstructed SPs

Fran Miller


If you love the taste of stuffed peppers but you want to make them without a fuss, this recipe is for you! I only wish I'd had it when my kids were little and only wanted to eat the "insides."

The recipe came from a 2nd grade teacher at my school who graciously gave me the recipe and said I could share it. She brought it in to serve at our Volunteer Dinner and it was a BIG hit! Thanks, Bev! =^..^=

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5 Min


55 Min


Stove Top


1 lb
lean ground beef
green peppers, seeded & cut into small squares
2 can(s)
(14 oz. each) beef broth
2 can(s)
(14.5 oz. each) diced tomatoes; 1 with basil, garlic, & oregano, if you like
1 Tbsp
soy sauce (i didn't have this, but the soup was still wonderful!)
salt & pepper, to taste
3 c
cooked rice


chopped onion
parmesan cheese over finished soup
ground turkey, veggie burger, or venison in place of ground beef

Directions Step-By-Step

In a dutch oven, cook ground beef until no longer pink. Drain off any grease.

In the photo is my favorite kitchen tool, my ChopStir. Yes, I'm still waiting for the company to call and make me their spokesperson. No, they haven't called YET.
Add pepper squares, beef broth, diced tomatoes, soy sauce, and salt & pepper. Stir together well and bring to a boil, then reduce heat to simmer and cover. Cook at LOW heat for about 30 minutes, or until the peppers are tender.
While soup is simmering, make the rice.
When the peppers are tender and the rice is done, stir the rice into the soup and cook for 5 more minutes. Adjust the "thickness" of the soup at this time. Too thin? Cook a little longer. (Or add more rice next time.) Too thick? Thin with a little water or more beef broth.

Serve hot with West Virginia Cornbread, Kitten Head Biscuits, garlic toast, or your bread of choice.
NOTES: If you are adding chopped onion, add it in Step #2 with the pepper squares.

Another idea: When you get to Step #4, combine all ingredients in a crock pot and set to LOW or WARM, if your family isn't ready to eat. When my family was young, dinner often took 2 hours to serve with all the different schedules. A dish like this would have made my life so much easier. =^..^=

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Beef Soups
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids