I have been married to a wonderful Christian man since 1976. The Lord has blessed us with two daughters and two sons. I consider each day the Lord gives me on the earth yet another chance to serve Him.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Stuffed Pepper Soup

My family loves soup.   I make many different types.   This is very good.  It's a thicker soup, kind of like a chili.

(serves 6)

*1 pound ground sirloin
*1/2 green pepper, chopped
*1/2 red pepper, chopped
*1 medium onion, finely chopped
*2 garlic cloves, minced
*1 (29 ounce) can diced tomatoes (I can my own tomatoes and use a quart size)
*1 (15 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
*2 cups chicken stock
*1/4 teaspoon thyme
*1/4 teaspoon sage
*1 teaspoon italian seasoning
*1 teaspoon salt
*1/2 teaspoon pepper
*1 cup white rice
*2 cups water
*2 cups cheddar cheese (optional)

~In a large dutch oven or large stock pot brown ground sirloin.
~Drain fat.
~Add red & green peppers, onion & garlic.
~Cook until onion is translucent.
~Add tomatoes, crushed tomatoes, chicken stock, thyme, sage, italian seasoning, salt & pepper.
~Cover & simmer for about 45 minutes, until peppers are tender.
~In another saucepan, add 2 cups water & 1 cup rice. (I do this during the last 25 minutes of the soup simmering)
~Cover and bring water to a boil, over medium-high heat.
~Once water comes to a boil, reduce heat to low, keep covered and simmer for 20 minutes.
~Once rice is done, fluff with a fork.
~Add rice to soup, and serve.
~Top with cheese if desired.

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