Stuffed Pepper Soup

Hi everyone - Yes, I know it has been a loooong time since I posted. A couple reasons for that, but first and foremost I'm glad to be back in action! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday/winter break. My boys headed back to school today, somewhat reluctantly, but not gonna lie - I was looking forward to a day to make a dent in my to-do list without distractions. 

I spent most of Sunday in my kitchen and this soup was on the menu. Unfortunately I have a couple friends going through some health issues right now, so of course I wanted to make them some meals. Some people are good at helping with childcare or rides, etc., but obviously food is where I try to make a difference. Nothing like having a fridge full of healthy, yummy food and this soup fits the bill. Fresh bell peppers, brown rice, lean ground beef and spices = a hearty mouthful of yumminess! Perfect for this arctic weather we are experiencing here in New England. I doubled the recipe for you guys - this freezes great and it is a recipe the whole family will love, so you might as well save time and make a big batch! 

Before we get to the recipe, I wanted to share a few changes you will see around here... First, I haven't blogged in ages.  A couple reasons: 1. My old laptop had one foot in the grave and did not like it when I blogged, so thankfully my birthday falls 3 days after Christmas and the hub bought me a new MacBook Air (I'm in love!). I'm still getting used to it, but obviously I'm back in business! 2. I have been focusing on growing my fitness business. For those of you that do not know - 7 months ago I decided to take the leap and become a fitness coach! This has been an amazing journey and I will be sharing more about that on here. 

You will still find the same great recipes (well, I hope you think they're great;), PLUS I will be adding fitness related posts. Food is and always will be my first love and I am so excited to start sharing even more healthy lifestyle tips. Being a Fresh Mama is more than just eating healthy - gotta move those bodies, too!

Stuffed Pepper Soup

2 pounds lean ground beef
6 bell peppers (I used orange and red), chopped
2 large onions
1 1/2 cups brown rice (I used brown jasmine rice)
1 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes with garlic and basil
1 can tomato sauce 14.5 oz
1 Tablespoon Italian seasoning
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
8 cups beef broth
1 tablespoon olive oil

1. Brown ground beef, peppers, and rice in oil.
2. Add seasoning, salt, pepper, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce and stir well.
3. Add beef broth and bring to a low boil, simmer 25-30 minutes until rice is tender.

Spoon into bowls, serve with crusty bread for dipping!

This recipe was inspired by MANY similar recipes I have seen floating around - many had more ingredients, so I simplified and this is amazing! Enjoy!

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  1. I have to try this! Looks very yummy

  2. I LOVE stuffed peppers.. I never thought to make it into a soup! Glad you are back and I can't wait to get fitness tips from you as well! :) Happy New Year!!


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