Frugal Foods: Stuffed Pepper Soup


I love Stuffed Pepper Soup because it’s filling, affordable, and delicious.

There are quite a lot of different variations of Stuffed Pepper Soup on the web. In my version, I go for a savory, sweet, and spicy Italian flavor that will have everyone coming back for seconds.


  • Ground beef
  • Bell peppers
  • Onion
  • Celery
  • Tomato Sauce
  • Can of diced tomatoes
  • Beef broth
  • Garlic
  • Dried oregano
  • Dried basil
  • Dried pasley
  • Onion powder
  • Garlic Powder
  • Paprika
  • Chile flakes
  • Sugar
  •  Salt
  • Pepper
  • Cooked rice


  1. Start by browning your meat in a large soup pot. While your meat browns, chop and add your onion, celery, bell peppers, and fresh garlic. Let that cook for about 15 minutes – allowing your veggies to soften.
  2. Next, add your beef broth, diced tomatoes, and tomato sauce, along with your seasonings (oregano, basil, parsley, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, Chile flakes and a few pinches of sugar.)
  3. Simmer on low for 35-45 minutes. In the meantime cook your rice.
  4. To serve: scoop rice into a bowl, then pour soup over rice. Serve with cheese on top if desired.

P.S. Many recipes suggest adding uncooked rice directly to the pot, but I often find that makes rice soggy and the soup mushy.


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