I gave some of this soup to a neighbor who said that her husband probably wouldn't eat it as it had onions in it. She said he tried it, loved it, and asked me for the recipe. I have used instant brown rice, and it worked fine.

PatC

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
45 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat vegetable oil in a large pot over medium heat. Cook and stir bell pepper, onion, and garlic in hot oil until soft, 5 to 7 minutes. Break ground beef into small chunks and add to the pot; cook and stir until completely browned, 7 to 10 minutes more. Drain excess fat and return pot to heat.

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  • Stir water, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, ketchup, beef base, brown sugar, salt, and pepper into the beef mixture; bring to a simmer and cook until the flavors marry, about 30 minutes.

  • While the soup simmers, bring water and brown rice to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until rice is tender and liquid has been absorbed, 45 to 50 minutes; stir into the soup.

Nutrition Facts

515 calories; protein 29.2g; carbohydrates 55.2g; fat 19.6g; cholesterol 71mg; sodium 3861.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2014
I really like this soup. I did change a few things, but only because I'm trying to be vegetarian. So, obviously, I left out the meat. To compensate, I added another bell pepper and a bit if extra rice; I also used some homemade veggie broth I needed to use up instead of beef base and the water. Not huge changes, just preferential. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/03/2013
This is a good start and mirrors the stuffed pepper filling pretty well. My suggestion though is to use beef broth not water for the soup and rice. Also use ground chicken or turkey with some ground chorizo (beef or pork) combined instead. Somewhat healthier and much more flavor also less grease. The last issue is this might call for a little too much sugar. Ketchup is already loaded with sugar so cutting the brown sugar in half might be just as good. Read More
(12)
45 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 30
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/19/2014
I really like this soup. I did change a few things, but only because I'm trying to be vegetarian. So, obviously, I left out the meat. To compensate, I added another bell pepper and a bit if extra rice; I also used some homemade veggie broth I needed to use up instead of beef base and the water. Not huge changes, just preferential. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
09/23/2016
I have made this twice in the last three weeks! I halve the recipe because I don't have a big enough pot for more. It still makes about 8 bowls of soup! The first time I made it we didn't have diced tomatoes so I cut up 4 whole tomatoes and that tasted better than canned. I didn't have beef base so I used one tablespoon of powdered boullion (for the halved recipe) I also substituted cooking brown rice for white boil in bag rice. The first time I only used one bag, and the second I used two. Both were good, but adding two bags made it heartier. Using fast rice cut cooking time by nearly half. This soup tastes better the second day too! EDIT: Even 2 years later this is a staple in our house, especially during the winter months. I have since simplified the (halved) recipe to this: 1 1/2 green peppers, 1 medium onion, 1-2 teaspoons minced jarred garlic, 1lb ground beef, 2 -14oz cans diced tomatoes (standard size can) undrained, 2 -14 oz cans tomato sauce, 1 regular carton beef broth, 2 cups water (omit if you buy the 50% more free carton broth-combo of broth and water should be 6 cups), 30 grinds of black pepper 2 cups (when dry) white rice, cooked before adding to soup. Read More
(13)
Rating: 3 stars
09/03/2013
This is a good start and mirrors the stuffed pepper filling pretty well. My suggestion though is to use beef broth not water for the soup and rice. Also use ground chicken or turkey with some ground chorizo (beef or pork) combined instead. Somewhat healthier and much more flavor also less grease. The last issue is this might call for a little too much sugar. Ketchup is already loaded with sugar so cutting the brown sugar in half might be just as good. Read More
(12)
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Rating: 4 stars
04/20/2015
I made a few changes based off what I had on hand. The biggest one being that I used a box of Uncle Ben's Brown Rice & Quinoa Roasted Red Pepper instead of plain brown rice. I've gotta tell you that this added a ton of flavor and was quite delicious. I left out the brown sugar altogether because I knew it would make it too sweet for my liking. Lastly I added some celery for extra crunch. This is a recipe where you can substitute a little here and there and it is very forgiving. Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/13/2016
I made a few variations to this, & it turned out excellent. I added a T soy sauce, used the chicken broth suggested, but only 2 qt. & added the rice uncooked to the soup right away so it would cook in the soup broth. I like thick soup, so this was perfect for me. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/07/2015
This recipe is really good. I used yellow and red peppers and cream of tomato soup vs adding the ketchup and brown sugar. I take some over to elderly family and they really enjoy it as well. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/02/2016
I used this recipe as a starting point and made the following changes: 32 oz beef broth instead of the 3 qts water and tomato sauce, family size tomato soup instead of the ketchup, beef base and brown sugar. The flavor was fabulous and the whole family enjoyed this soup. It made enough for my family of six plus a gallon to freeze. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/19/2014
Really Good!!!Family loved it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/26/2018
Loved this. I’ll definitely make it again. Read More
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