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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Recipe

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Slow Cooker Stuffed Pepper Soup

5 from 8 votes
  • Yield: 8 servings
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 hours
  • Total Time: 6 hours 15 minutes
  • Course: Main, Soup
  • Cuisine: American
  • Author: Sabrina Snyder
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: 309 calories, Calories: 309g, Carbohydrates: 22g, Protein: 16g, Fat: 16g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Cholesterol: 55mg, Sodium: 721mg, Potassium: 340mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 660g, Vitamin C: 32.3g, Calcium: 139g, Iron: 1.9g

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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.

About the Author

Sabrina Snyder

Sabrina is a professionally trained Private Chef of over 10 years with ServSafe Manager certification in food safety. She creates all the recipes here on Dinner, then Dessert, fueled in no small part by her love for bacon.

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  1. I made this soup on the weekend. I only have a 4.5 quart crock pot and it was full right to the top, but worked out okay. It was very good! I might add a TBSP of sugar next time and double the black pepper.

  2. Made this for the first time today and LOVE it! Will definitely be making this again! Thank you so much for the amazing recipe!!

  3. I replaced the tomato sauce with 64 oz btl of V8 juice for more flavor. I use V8 in all my tomato dishes ex chili, veg soup, etc. I also used regular jasmine rice, not a fan of minute or instant. The recipe is very good. Thank you for sharing.

  4. What size Slow Cooker (Crock Pot) do you use? I would be doubling the recipe. I have big eaters & for taking to parties.

    Is the oregano & basil fresh or in the spice isle?

    Could you use regular whole wheat rice, instead of the instant white rice?

    Thank you!

    1. I made this recipe in a 6 qt slow cooker and the spices are dried spices from the spice aisle. I’ve not substitued the rice before but I would think it would work. enjoy!

  5. 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?

  6. 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!

  7. 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?

    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. 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!