...to never want to eat anything else ever again (ok, maybe a slight exaggeration on my part...) It's here...finally! The only recipe you'll ever need - guaranteed to be your new favorite meal. It's quick. It's easy. Your slow cooker pretty much does all the work for you. It's super healthy. AND It's absolutely delicious. What more could you want in a dinner?! So here it is - my favorite soup recipe EVER...
Stuffed Pepper Soup
original recipe can be found here
1 lb ground lean turkey (you could substitute ground beef or even ground chicken)
1 medium onion, chopped
1 green pepper (or any color really), de-seeded and chopped
1-15oz can diced tomatoes, undrained
1-28oz can tomato sauce or tomato puree
28 oz water (use can of tomato sauce or puree to measure)
Salt to taste
Ground black pepper to taste
Crushed red pepper (optional)
1/2 cup uncooked long grain brown rice (not instant rice)
1/8 cup brown sugar (lately I haven't been adding the brown sugar to keep it clean but without the sugar it can be acidic especially if you use tomato puree)
Brown your meat until cooked through. Drain any liquid from your ground meat. Add the meat and all other ingredients to your slow cooker. Cook on low for 6-8 hours. (This is a really forgiving recipe - I made this on Monday and it was in the slow cooker for 15 hours and was still good. However, I don't recommend cooking for THAT long - the rice was a little mushy and it was starting to burn around the edges but the taste was still spot on!) If it gets a little too thick, just add some more water before serving.
I love serving this with corn bread muffins - so absolutely delish! You could also top with some shredded cheese - YUM!!! I obviously tend to make this more during the fall and winter but we've also been known to enjoy it during the warmer months as well. It really is the perfect dinner for ANY time of year!
Hey ~ I'm Renée...just your ordinary, 30-something Accountant, new mommy, wife, runner, foodie, & Pinterest addict! Welcome to my newest adventure...stay awhile...look around...and keep comin' back!