Kids Meal Recipes: Stuffed Bell Pepper Soup

Stuffed Bell Pepper

This recipe has been a hit at our Main Street Market cafe. Soup and sandwich can be a filling healthy lunch when this is part of your combination. We used fresh tomatoes, peppers, onion and garlic.

Kids Meal Recipes: Stuffed Bell Pepper Soup

Kids Meal Recipes: Stuffed Bell Pepper Soup

Kids Meal Recipes: Stuffed Bell Pepper Soup

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lbs. ground meat
  • 1 large chopped onion,
  • 1 large clove garlic
  • 4 bell peppers
  • 3 cans diced tomato
  • 1 can (or fresh) crushed tomato
  • 1 can of tomato paste
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp basil
  • Fresh parsley
  • 1 1/2 cups rice

Instructions

  1. Brown 1 1/2 lbs. ground meat with 1 large chopped onion, 1 large clove garlic, (I used elephant garlic- it is large and mild flavored) and 4 bell peppers.
  2. Quick and easy cooking with kids tip: When browning meat to avoid fat splattering or popping out of a skillet we use the microwave! I put the meat (and in this case the above chopped vegetables) in a microwave safe colander inside a pie plate. The pie plate catches the fat drippings and the meat cooks evenly. Each microwave's wattage will affect the length of time required. We set the cooking for 3 minutes then rotate the pink meat to the outside and the browning meat to the middle then if needed run it for another 3 minutes.
  3. Add 3 cans (or the equivalent of fresh) diced tomato, 1 can (or fresh) crushed tomato, 1 can of tomato paste, 1 tsp oregano, 1 tsp Italian seasoning, 1 tsp basil, some fresh parsley and 1 1/2 cups minute rice
  4. Simmer 30-45 minutes.
  5. If you do not have Italian seasoning you can make your own using equal amounts of : marjoram, savory, thyme, basil and oregano.
  6. We love brown rice so I cooked our rice before adding it to the soup. Also, I am a firm believer in tomato based dishes having time to "age" with their seasonings (ever make spaghetti and think it tastes better the second day??) so I made this the night before we were to eat it. Next morning all I have to do is put the crock pot on low.
  7. Variations:
  8. If you don't mind a bit of kick to your food then add cayenne pepper- we did and loved the flavor!
  9. If you are using canned tomatoes there are variations (as seen in the picture) with garlic or italian seasoning that would minimize the need for adding spices!
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Thanks to Rachel   for this stuffed bell pepper soup recipe!

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Comments

  1. JJ Caraway says

    I love this recipe and so will the grandchildren. I have been letting them learn to cook with me oin the easy meals and this is a great one that will put a smile on their faces. Thanks.

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