Slow Cooker Stuffed Pepper Soup

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Slow Cooker Stuffed Pepper Soup is made with ground beef, bell peppers, onions and tomato sauce. All the flavors of your favorite stuffed peppers with half the effort.

Slow Cooker Stuffed Pepper Soup is made with ground beef, bell peppers, onions and tomato sauce. All the flavors of your favorite stuffed peppers with half the effort. Slow Cooker Stuffed Pepper Soup takes all the effort out of making stuffed peppers and the results are, dare I say better than the original?

Part of the reason I almost never make stuffed peppers for us at home is the frustrating process of cooking them. Between the browning and stuffing of the bell peppers, the water bath they sit in as they cook in the oven for what feels like forever I find half the time I still end up with bell peppers that are not as tender as I want them.  Slow Cooker Stuffed Pepper Soup is made with ground beef, bell peppers, onions and tomato sauce. All the flavors of your favorite stuffed peppers with half the effort.

About a year ago I was making soups for a client who would routinely swap out half her prepared meals for soups. She asked if I could make stuffed peppers in soup form because it was easier for her to eat since she wouldn’t need a fork and knife. I can’t honestly say I’d ever heard of a stuffed pepper soup, but I was determined to make one for her.

The version I made for my client was done on the stovetop, but I know how much all of your love slow cooker recipes on this site. In fact 6 of the top 10 recipes on the site are made in a slow cooker. Slow Cooker Stuffed Pepper Soup is made with ground beef, bell peppers, onions and tomato sauce. All the flavors of your favorite stuffed peppers with half the effort.

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Slow Cooker Stuffed Pepper Soup

  • Yield: 8 servings
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 hours
  • Total Time: 6 hours 15 minutes
  • Course: Main, Soup
  • Cuisine: American
Slow Cooker Stuffed Pepper Soup is made with ground beef, bell peppers, onions and tomato sauce. All the flavors of your favorite stuffed peppers with half the effort.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 yellow onion diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 2 29 oz. cans tomato sauce
  • 1 green bell pepper diced
  • 1 red bell pepper diced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • cup instant rice uncooked
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions

Note: click on times in the instructions to start a kitchen timer while cooking.

  1. In a large skillet, add the ground beef on medium-high heat.
  2. Brown the ground beef in larger chunks than you would if it were taco meat.
  3. When browned, remove the beef and drain all but a tablespoon of the fat.
  4. Add in the onion and garlic and cook for 2-3 minutes, when they've wilted but not browned.
  5. Add all the ingredients except the cheese into your slow cooker and cook on low for 5-6 hours.
  6. When ready to serve add in the cheddar cheese into the slow cooker, and scoop on more of the soup on top of it.
  7. Don't stir or the cheese will disappear into the soup.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 8 servings, Amount per serving: calories

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Slow Cooker Stuffed Pepper Soup is made with ground beef, bell peppers, onions and tomato sauce. All the flavors of your favorite stuffed peppers with half the effort.

Slow Cooker Stuffed Pepper Soup is made with ground beef, bell peppers, onions and tomato sauce. All the flavors of your favorite stuffed peppers with half the effort.
Slow Cooker Stuffed Pepper Soup is made with ground beef, bell peppers, onions and tomato sauce. All the flavors of your favorite stuffed peppers with half the effort.
Slow Cooker Stuffed Pepper Soup is made with ground beef, bell peppers, onions and tomato sauce. All the flavors of your favorite stuffed peppers with half the effort.
Slow Cooker Stuffed Pepper Soup is made with ground beef, bell peppers, onions and tomato sauce. All the flavors of your favorite stuffed peppers with half the effort.

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    1. I prefer low to really simmer the flavors but you could do this on high in a pinch. I would suggest 3-4 hours. Let me know how it turns out!

    1. Nope, I’d guess this recipe would be fine even doubled for the same amount of time. Worst case scenario I’d guess maybe an extra hour if your slow cooker runs a little less warm.

  1. Why does the cook time at the top of the recipe say 9 hours 35 minutes if the recipe says cook 5-6 hours? Am I missing something?

  2. I LOVEEEEE this soup! I have made it twice in the crockpot, but I’m wondering if you have ever made it on the stove top? I imagine it being nearly the same, just simmer until the peppers are tender and cook rice separately? Would love to hear your thoughts!

    1. I’m so glad you love it! If you want to make it on the stove top, I would suggest bringing it to a boil and then simmering it for 20 minutes. Enjoy!

  3. The recipe says to add the rice with all the ingredients except cheese in the beginning. Since it’s instant rice, I’ve read on other recipes to put the rice in near the end of the cooking, maybe an hour or so. What do you think?