The Best Stuffed Pepper Soup ~ I’m craving comfy soups right now, and this one has all my favorite stuffed pepper flavors in delicious slurp-able pot ~ omitting the rice makes it a low carb, Whole 30, and Paleo option! This easy meal can be ready in well under an hour.
Course: Main Course
a stock pot
1 1/4lbground beef (80-85 % lean)
1large yellow onion, diced
15ouncecan of beef broth
15ouncecan of petite cut diced tomatoes
17ouncestomato sauce (I use Pomi)
1bundlefresh sage and oregano OPTIONAL
1 tsppaprika (use hot smoked if you like...I do!)
salt and black pepper to taste
2large bell peppers, seeded and diced (I like to use multi colors for a beautiful effect in the soup)
2 cupscooked long grain rice
grated Parmesan cheese
Brown the beef in a large heavy bottomed soup pot. Add a touch of olive oil if your meat is very lean. Break up the beat as you brown. Remove to a bowl.
Add the onions to the same pan, and saute for about 10 minutes until softened...you aren't looking to brown them. Add the garlic and saute a minute or so more.
Add the beef back into the pot, along with the broth, tomatoes, and tomato sauce. Give everything a good stir. Add the dried herbs, the fresh herbs, tied in a little bundle (if using) paprika, vinegar, and salt and pepper to taste. Bring up to a simmer, then cover and simmer on low for about 30 minutes.
Remove the bundle of fresh herbs, it's done its job. Add the peppers and continue to simmer for a few more minutes, just until the peppers begin to soften. Serve the soup in bowls with the rice. Garnish with parsley and lots of Parmesan cheese.