Monday, January 20, 2014

Stuffed Pepper Soup


How was your weekend?
Mine was pretty good!
Unfortunately, I didn't make it to yoga on Friday night or on Sunday. I'm feeling a little guilty about that. I did buy new running shoes, so I'm excited to put some miles on those bad boys. David and I also got to go see our friends Max and Maren's new house they bought, so that was really fun! We love getting Ryder and their yellow lab Donner together to play. They played and played and played! The weather was about 72 and we even went on almost a 4 mile walk. Then we enjoyed beers, Mexican street corn, pulled pork tacos, and oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. It was a good day! Sunday I had a head ache in the morning, but I pulled through and made some fresh English Muffin bread that I hope to share with you very soon. We then headed up to my parents house to watch the Niners game. Yeah, not so happy about their loss to the Seahawks, but I truly believe it was because of all the bad calls by the refs. Also, Richard Sherman...oh my god...what a joke. I'd be embarrassed to have him on my team.


I thought about not sharing this recipe with you guys. Honestly, I'm embarrassed of the photos, but this is one of those times that dinner was done and it was so delicious that I had to snap some pictures! I know, I know...it might not look super appetizing from the bad lighting but don't let that fool you. This soup is so delicious. It's warm (duh), filling, savory, and sticks with you.

In the last year I really started loving stuffed bell peppers. It wasn't really a meal I ate growing up and usually all the recipes I came across had rice in them, which I wasn't a huge fan of. So, I finally found some recipes that struck my fancy or made up my own, and I'm happy to report that I am now a stuffed bell pepper fan!

I really love that this soup tastes like stuffed bell peppers but you don't have to stuff one pepper! The soup is rather simple to make and doesn't take long at all. We had it a couple Sundays ago for dinner with some of that homemade English Muffin bread. Oh my goodness! It was heavenly. Luckily, we had leftovers for days. This recipe makes about 6 servings!


Stuffed Pepper Soup
Adapted from ValSoCal

1 tablespoon olive oil 
4 bell peppers, any variety seeded and diced
1 onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 pounds ground turkey
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
2 tablespoons tomato paste
3 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce 
6 cups beef broth
1 (15 oz) can diced fire roasted tomatoes
1 1/2 cups white rice

Directions:
In a large Dutch oven over medium heat add olive oil. Add diced peppers and onions, saute for 5 minutes or until soft. Stir in garlic and saute 1 minute. Stir in ground turkey and saute about 3-5 minutes or until no longer pink. Sprinkle in the seasonings and tomato paste, and cook for 1 or 2 minutes. Stir in Worcestershire, beef broth, and diced tomatoes. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and add in white rice. Stir and cover pot for 20 minutes.

Notes:
If you add all 1 1/2 cups rice to the pot, it's likely that your leftovers will have no liquid left. You could cook your rice separately and add it in to each bowl to avoid this from happening. I actually really liked it the next day with no liquid left, it reminded me of delicious Spanish rice my mom makes. It's up to you! 

16 comments:

  1. This looks oh SO good! I may have to whip this up for dinner one night this week. Thanks so much for sharing! Also, sounds like a fun weekend!

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  2. Sometimes the photos don't capture our food the way we want - but I actually think this looks really good! :) It sounds really good too.

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  3. Still SO sad about the Niners. That was not a good representation of what we are working with. Next year will be our year, I know it! The worst is when you cook this great meal and it is finished by the time the sun goes down. I love stuffed bell peppers! Can't even imagine it in soup form, yum!

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    1. Yup, just gotta be 49 faithful no matter what. ;)

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  4. This is such a unique idea for a soup! Tough loss yesterday especially watching that injury, but I kinda thought that was Denver's year anyway so hopefully they win and then the niners come back stronger and dominate next year!

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    1. Omg, that injury was so painful to watch and they just kept showing it!

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  5. This soup looks amazing, especially because it is unbearably cold here. The high tomorrow is 18!

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    1. Geez! It's been in the 70's here for like 10 days and counting...we need rain!

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  6. can't wait to hear about that bread!! and this soup sounds nice and easy, my kind of meal lately!

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    1. I love the English Muffin bread! I'm hoping to share it next week.

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  7. MMMMmmm that soup sounds perfect for a rainy day! Definitely putting it on the list of Kelly recipes to make!

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  8. Sounds like you had an awesome weekend! I didn't get to watch any of the playoffs because I had to work so I missed the drama.

    This soup looks so comforting and delicious! I wonder if it would taste as good if I used beans or quinoa instead of meat? I know, it kind of defeats the purpose but I want some!! :)

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    1. Yeah, maybe like kidney beans? They're pretty meaty!

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  9. Mmmm, sounds deeeelish! And by the way, yay for doggie play dates. So cute!

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  10. I love that you made this it makes me happy!!! So glad you enjoyed it. =)

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