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Crock Pot Stuffed Pepper Soup

Crock Pot Stuffed Pepper Soup with ground beef, rice, diced tomatoes, bell peppers, onion, and more! This flavorful soup recipe is a deconstructed version of stuffed bell peppers. Make it for weeknight meals during the winter months for the ultimate comfort food!

Bowl of soup on a wooden background with a golden napkin and gold spoon.

If you’re a fan of stuffed peppers to the extent that you could just drink them, you’re in for a wild ride!

The inspiration for this Stuffed Pepper Soup comes from – you guessed it – stuffed bell peppers. 

In case you’ve never tried stuffed peppers, here’s the gist. 

Fresh bell peppers get stuffed with cooked rice, ground beef (or ground turkey or chicken), onion, garlic, fresh tomatoes or diced tomatoes, and various seasonings. 

Traditional stuffed peppers are topped with grated cheese and then baked in the oven until the peppers have softened and everything is nice and flavorful.

So imagine concentrated version in soup form, and you understand why it is a moral imperative to make this easy crock pot stuffed pepper soup immediately. 

Stuffed pepper soup is engineered for the lovers of ground beef, bell peppers, or tomatoes. If these three resonate with you, you’re going to want to charge forth into the dreamy land of beef and bell pepper soup.

This easy hearty soup recipe comes together with very little effort, and results in the most flavorful, comforting stew!

We simply do some light sauteing, then toss everything in a slow cooker, set it, and forget it.

Angled shot of a big bowl of ground beef and pepper stew.

Let’s discuss the fresh ingredients needed to make this healthy meal.

Ingredients for Stuffed Bell Pepper Soup:

Bell Peppers: The star of the show here! Pick three of any color bell peppers you like. I use one red bell pepper, one green bell pepper, and one orange bell pepper. If you prefer, go with all red bell peppers or all green bell peppers.

Ground Beef: Delicious ground beef makes for a hearty soup that’s nice and meaty with plenty of protein. The protein content makes this soup nice and filling and full of nutrients. I use 80/20 grass-fed ground beef but you can also use lean ground beef, or ground turkey, ground pork, ground chicken, or Italian sausage.

Uncooked Dry Rice: Use white rice or brown rice depending on your personal preference. I go with brown rice because I like the added dietary fiber, but any type will work.

Use 2 to 3 cups of cauliflower rice to make this recipe low-carb.

If you have leftover rice on hand, feel free to use 2 to 3 cups of cooked rice.

Avocado Oil: Used the sauté the onion and garlic and brown the beef, we need a little avocado oil or olive oil.

Onion & Garlic: Fresh onion and garlic bring bold flavor to this healthy soup recipe. Use garlic powder and onion powder instead if you prefer.

Crushed Tomatoes: Making up part of the broth and adding tangy, rustic flavor, crushed tomatoes play a key role here. Use diced tomatoes or tomato sauce if you’d prefer.

Chicken Broth: We need chicken broth, chicken stock, or beef broth in order to make this meal nice and soupy. Pick your favorite! I use chicken bone broth.

Tomato Paste: Adding thickness and a richer tomato flavor, a little tomato paste goes a long way in giving this soup wonderful flavor and consistency.

Dried Parsley: A little infusion of herbs always brings a well-balanced essence to the flavor profile of a meal. I like using dried parsley, but you can also go with fresh parsley (or other fresh herbs), dried oregano or Italian seasoning.

Sea Salt & Black Pepper: Season the soup with sea salt and black pepper to your personal taste.

Top down close up photo of a bowl of Slow Cooker Stuffed pepper Soup with a gold spoon.

Looking to customize this easy soup recipe? Here are some ideas.

Optional Additions:

  • If you love beans, add 1 can of drained and rinsed kidney beans, black beans, garbanzo beans, or white beans.
  • Add 1 can of diced green chilis if you love them. 
  • For thicker consistency, use between ⅔ cup and 1 cup of uncooked rice.
  • Make it spicy by adding hot sauce or red pepper flakes to your personal taste.
  • Prepare this recipe in your electric pressure cooker or Instant Pot (cook on high pressure for 15 minutes, then naturally release for 20). You can also make it on the stove top in a large pot or Dutch oven.
  • Add in 2 teaspoons of Worcestershire sauce if you have it on hand.
  • To counterbalance the acidity, add 1 tablespoon of brown sugar, pure maple syrup, or regular cane sugar.
  • Give it a chili flair by adding 1 tablespoon of chili powder.

Now that we’re familiar with the basic ingredients, let’s make some slow cooker stuffed bell pepper soup!

How to Make Crock Pot Stuffed Pepper Soup:

Heat the avocado oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion and sauté, stirring occasionally, until the onion has softened, about 5 to 8 minutes.

Onions cooking in a skillet

Add the ground beef to the center of the skillet and brown beef for 2 minutes per side before breaking it into smaller pieces with a spatula. Stir in the garlic and cook until the ground beef is mostly cooked through.

Stir in the ground beef

While the onion and beef is cooking, chop the bell peppers and transfer them to the crock pot along with the rice.

Peppers and rice in a slow cooker for soup.

Transfer the onion and beef mixture to the crock pot with the veggies.

Ground beef, sauteed onion, and peppers in a crock pot.

Pour the crushed tomatoes, chicken broth, tomato paste, dried parsley, sea salt, and black pepper (the rest of the ingredients) into the crock pot.

Pouring chicken broth in a crock pot.

Stir well and secure the lid on the crock pot. Cook on Low heat for 6 to 8 hours or High heat for 4 to 5 hours.

All of the ingredients for the soup in a crock pot.

Serve with your choice of toppings, such as sour cream, grated cheese, or sliced avocado and enjoy!

Horizontal image of a crock pot full of ground beef and pepper soup with a scoop of soup in a ladel.

If you’re a cornbread lover like me, serve it up with Gluten-Free Cornbread. A nice side salad is a great paring as well.

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 7 days.

Close up top down photo of bowl of stuffed pepper soup with a gold spoon on top of a golden napkin.

That’s all it takes for this easy, cozy dinner recipe that you’ll want to put on repeat! Make big batches of this easy stuffed pepper soup recipe for meal prep to enjoy throughout the week, or make it as a healthy dinner the whole family can enjoy.

If you’re looking for more easy slow cooker meals or soup recipes, check out these delicious crock pot recipes.

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Enjoy this delicious hearty ground beef soup with peppers!

Bowl of soup on a wooden background with a golden napkin and gold spoon.

Crock Pot Stuffed Pepper Soup

Yield: 5 Servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes

A healthy cozy soup recipe, this Crock Pot Stuffed Pepper Soup is a win for anyone who loves ground beef, bell peppers, and tomatoes. Make it in bulk for meal prep or enjoy with the whole family!

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp avocado oil
  • 1 small yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 1 lb ground beef*
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 bell peppers (of any color), chopped
  • ½ cup brown rice or white rice
  • 1 (28-oz) can crushed tomatoes
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 Tbsp pure maple syrup, optional
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp sea salt, to taste
  • ¼ tsp black pepper, to taste

Instructions

    1. Heat the avocado oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and sauté, stirring occasionally, until the onion has softened, about 5 to 8 minutes.

    Onions cooking in a skillet

    2. Add the ground beef to the center of the skillet and brown for 2 minutes per side before breaking it into smaller pieces with a spatula. Stir in the garlic and cook until the ground beef is mostly cooked through.

    Stir in the ground beef

    3. While the onion and beef is cooking, chop the bell peppers and transfer them to the crock pot along with the rice.

    Peppers and rice in a slow cooker for soup.

    4. Transfer the onion and beef mixture to the crock pot with the veggies.

    Ground beef, sauteed onion, and peppers in a crock pot.

    5. Pour the crushed tomatoes, chicken broth, tomato paste, dried parsley, sea salt, and black pepper into the crock pot.

    Pouring chicken broth in a crock pot.

    6. Stir well and secure the lid on the crock pot. Cook on Low heat for 6 to 8 hours or High heat for 4 to 5 hours.

    All of the ingredients for the soup in a crock pot.

    7. Serve with your choice of toppings, such as sour cream, grated cheese, or sliced avocado and enjoy! If you’re a cornbread lover like me, serve it up with Gluten-Free Cornbread.  

    Horizontal image of a bowl of stuffed pepper soup

Notes

*I use 80/20 grass-fed ground beef, but you can use lean ground beef if you prefer.

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 7 days.

Nutrition Information
Serving Size 1 (of 5)
Amount Per Serving Calories 359Total Fat 14gSaturated Fat 4gUnsaturated Fat 1gCarbohydrates 28gFiber 5gSugar 8gProtein 27g

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Christine Paull

Monday 19th of December 2022

Why don’t you ever list the SODIUM in the nutrition chart!!!

Julia

Tuesday 20th of December 2022

Hi Christine, I did start listing the sodium in new recipes. I didn't before because people salt their food so wildly differently. In a recipe like this, someone may use crushed tomatoes with no added sodium, where some people (myself included) use tomatoes that do have sodium added. Some people may use low-sodium chicken broth, where I don't use a low-sodium chicken broth. In addition, the type of salt I use has lower sodium than iodized salt, which is what most people cook with, so you can see how the exact sodium content can vary quickly.

I now calculate the sodium based on the recipe as written, but it seems almost pointless considering people always salt to their own personal taste. Nevertheless, I hope the new sodium information is helpful.

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