Stuffed Green Pepper Soup

Submitted by: Andrea Kobbe Grzech
The Mason Jar restaurant, in Colorado Springs serves the best Stuffed Green Pepper Soup. After tasting the delicious soup I asked if I could get the recipe. The waitress had copies of the recipe tucked away in her apron and was happy to share it.

Serves: 8
Difficulty: Easy - for beginners

Ingredients

2 pounds ground beef

1 (14.5-ounce) can tomato sauce

1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained

1/2 cup uncooked white rice

1 cup chopped green bell peppers

2 tablespoons brown sugar

3/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1/4 teaspoon minced garlic

2 cups water

2 teaspoons Better Than Bouillon beef base,* or another brand

6 cups water



Method

In large Dutch oven, brown beef and drain. Add tomato sauce, tomatoes, rice, peppers, sugar, salt, black pepper, garlic and 2 cups water. Bring to a boil, stir in beef base. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer 30-40 minutes or until peppers are tender. Add 6 cups of water and bring back to a boil.

Ladle into bowls and serve.

*Available at specialty food stores and some supermarkets.

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