Sunday, November 6, 2016

Meals in a Hurry: Stuffed Pepper Soup

It's finally happening; the weather is getting cooler and (wait for it) long sleeves are now needed in my neck of the woods. We have put off our fall pictures because it's been too hot! Enough, Mother Nature. Enough. Hopefully, we can get our traditional fall pictures taken now that I can wear a scarf and/or boots without breaking out into a sweaty mess.

Since the temperatures are finally cooling off it means soup season at The House of Q's. I tried a new recipe yesterday for Stuffed Pepper Soup and it was a huge hit! There's also plenty of leftovers for lunch this week.

Here's what you'll need:

1 lb. of ground beef or ground turkey
1 small onion- peeled and chopped
2 small green bell peppers
2 regular-sized cans of diced tomatoes (undrained)
1 can of tomato soup
1 can of tomato sauce
1 small can of chicken broth
2 cups of cooked rice
1 tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. garlic powder
salt and pepper to taste
Your favorite shredded cheese (optional but really yummy!)

In a large pot, add green peppers, onion and burger meat (uncooked).

Cook until the meat is browned and your onions are translucent. After the meat is cooked, drain the mixture to remove the grease.

Return mixture to the same large pot and add diced tomatoes, soup, sauce and chicken broth. Stir well. Let this simmer for about 10 minutes.

Next, add the cooked rice and stir well. Add sugar, garlic powder, salt and pepper and stir again. Cover the mixture and simmer for 30 minutes on low. Keep in mind that the longer this soup simmers, the thicker it will be.

I took this picture before letting the mixture simmer.

Serve soup with shredded cheese. This is one of the easiest soups that I've made and I'll definitely be making it again.  To quote my favorite chef, The Barefoot Contessa "How easy is that?"

Speaking of my favorite chef, The Barefoot Contessa just aired a special episode for The Food Network where she returns to her "roots" in Washington D.C. As a budget analyst in the White House, she wrote the nuclear energy budge and policy papers for both President Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter. Read more about Ina Garten's (The Barefoot Contessa) extraordinary life here.

What are your favorite fall recipes and traditions?
Feel free to share in the comments section below.

With warmth and love,

CEO- The House of Q’s
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