I'm one of those people who likes to play with recipes and test them on my friends and family.
My mouth is watering even as I write this recipe. This stuffed pepper soup will not disappoint. Of the five soups at the neighborhood soup nights we hosted, this was the one I got the most recipe requests for. It is delicious and rich and hearty and extremely easy to make. Even my husband, who does not eat stuffed peppers, regularly requests this soup.
If you are one of those people who likes to play with recipes, this is a fun one to experiment with. You can add more or different spices, according to your preferences. You can also cook the rice inside the slow cooker for more of a stew/goulash-type meal.
Slow Cooker Stuffed Pepper Soup Rating
|Prep time||Cook time||Ready in||Yields|
7 hours 10 min
Serves 5-6 hungry people
- 1 pound ground beef
- 15 oz can tomato sauce
- 14 oz can crushed tomatoes
- 3 cups chicken broth
- 1.5 cups frozen chopped peppers and onions
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp basil
- 1 tsp oregano
- 1.5 cups rice
- Brown and drain the ground beef and place in slow cooker.
- Mix in tomato sauce, crushed tomatoes, chicken broth, peppers & onions, garlic, basil, and oregano to slow cooker. Cover and cook on low 6-8 hours.
- About 30 minutes before serving, cook the rice according to directions on its package.
- To serve, put soup in bowl and stir in 1/2 cup rice to each bowl.
- I make a double batch of this soup in my 6 quart crock pot and freeze half for a later meal. Just make sure to freeze it without the rice.
- My husband likes his soup with shredded mozzarella on top.
- If you don't have time to cook this in a slow cooker, check out this recipe for a stove-top version. Her spices and ratios of ingredients are different, but they are also worth trying.
Lisa on January 02, 2018:
Hi can this be done in a pressure cooker? If so for how long?
ExpectGreatThings (author) from Illinois on June 01, 2015:
Hi Liz - 3-4 hours on high will be fine. The meat is already cooked so really it just needs to heat through. Enjoy!
Liz on June 01, 2015:
Would it be ok to cook this on high for 3 to 4 hours?
ExpectGreatThings (author) from Illinois on April 07, 2015:
Mariah - I hope you all love it!! It's cloudy and cold here today and I wish someone would make it for me :)
Mariah on April 07, 2015:
Making this for dinner tonight for my inlaws and daughter can't wait
ExpectGreatThings (author) from Illinois on January 05, 2014:
Hi Jackie - I don't think you'll be disappointed! Let me know if you try any variations.
Jackie Lynnley from the beautiful south on January 03, 2014:
Wow yum I am going to make this! We love stuffed peppers so I know just how good this will be and a lot less trouble. Thank you!
SimoniniKid from Beautiful Glen Ellyn, IL on December 28, 2013:
Thank you, thank you, for coming to my home and personally making this delicious soup for me and my family!!!!! We LOVED it!
The Examiner-1 on December 27, 2013:
Thanks for the suggestions. I will let you know.
ExpectGreatThings (author) from Illinois on December 27, 2013:
Examiner - I think it would be tasty with a can of black beans instead of beef. I'm not sure about chicken. Let me know if you try. Thanks for stopping by :)
The Examiner-1 on December 24, 2013:
My mouth was watering as I read this recipe. I like it since it is done in the crockpot too. One thing I wondered about though was if I could replace the ground beef? I do not eat red meats, only fish and chicken.
SimoniniKid from Beautiful Glen Ellyn, IL on December 19, 2013:
this IS delicious! I can't wait to have more!
ExpectGreatThings (author) from Illinois on November 02, 2013:
Hi Katie - we don't add the rice to the crockpot. I just cook the rice separately and add some to each bowl of soup as I serve it. But if you want to add it to your crockpot, use regular (not minute) rice and put it in the last half hour. I would probably turn my crock pot on high also and add a cup of water or broth. Your soup will be more the consistency of stew. I'd love to know what you think of it!
Katie Ayers on November 01, 2013:
i want to make this when would i put the rice in the crockpot
ExpectGreatThings (author) from Illinois on April 26, 2013:
Vacation Trip, Thank you for commenting. I hope you do enjoy this recipe, and thank you for the vote :)
Susan from India on April 22, 2013:
Great recipe and it is simply mouth watering. I wish i could taste it. Thanks for sharing. Voted up.
ExpectGreatThings (author) from Illinois on March 01, 2013:
I am slightly addicted to my slow cooker. I'm so thankful for it! Thanks for reading, and I hope you like the soup.
Vespa Woolf from Peru, South America on February 28, 2013:
This soup sounds simple and hearty! I like the idea of mozzarella over the top and using the slow cooker to cook it. Thanks for sharing!
ExpectGreatThings (author) from Illinois on January 18, 2013:
I would love to know how it turns out for you. Thanks for commenting.
Leanne Smith from United Kingdom on January 17, 2013:
Hmm sounds lovely and easy to do. I am always looking for great slow cooker recipes and never done a soup in it. Might try it tonight :)