Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Stick To Your Ribs Good

We make a lot of soups in our household.  
As a family of two, soups tend to be the perfect meals for us because we can reheat and eat whenever we are hungry...which is usually at two different times!

I found this recipe for a healthy stuffed pepper soup on Pinterest last week. 
I didn't plan on posting it, but it was so good, I knew I had to share! 

3 cups cooked brown rice
1 lb 95% lean ground beef (I used ground venison as a substitute)
1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
1 cup diced onion
3 cloves chopped garlic
2 cans (14.5 oz each) cans petite diced tomatoes
1 3/4 cups tomato sauce
2 cups reduced sodium, fat-free chicken broth
1/2 tsp chili powder
 1 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp pepper

I tried to figure out the calorie count and I think it runs about 275 calories for a heaping bowl (about 1 1/2 cups).  Makes about 8 cups total. 

Cook 3 cups brown rice and set aside.
Using a large soup pot, brown the meat and drain any remaining fat.  Reduce the heat and add in the peppers, onion and garlic.  Cook until the veggies are slightly tender (about 5 minutes). 
Add in canned tomatoes, chicken broth, tomato sauce, chili powder and salt and pepper. 
Cover and simmer for another 5 minutes.  Lastly, add in the cooked rice and simmer on low for 25 minutes. 

Sorry for the lack in pics, as I said, I really didn't plan on posting this recipe! 
I took this sole pic with the intention of sending it to my mom :)




  1. I made with ground turkey and used only red peppers.......awesome!

  2. I'm a beginner cook and I made this two nights ago. SO good! I used ground beef and only had chicken stock instead of chicken broth. I must have let it cook too long because mine turned into more of a rice dish than a soup. None the less, it was amazing. There is only two of us, so I ended up bringing a big dish into work and all my coworkers want the recipe. Thanks for posting this!

  3. I made this yesterday and it was delicious! Thanks! I made a double batch (half without rice) so I can freeze half and add the rice when I thaw it.

    1. Making it without the rice is a great idea - never thought of that! Glad you enjoyed!!

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  5. This is by far one of the best soups I have ever made. My family and friends have complimented me highly for this soup. I add just a little more chicken brother and tomato sauce or it becomes more of a rice dish instead of soup. And, the best part is that is is healthy.


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