A super easy, fast, budget-friendly one pot dinner! So hearty and so cozy with ground beef, rice and bell peppers.
If you love stuffed peppers, you will love this as a soup. It takes minimal effort and can be made in 45 min start to finish (with most of the time simmering so all the wonderful flavors can meld together).
The ingredient list is also not very long, with the main ingredients as ground beef, onion, bell peppers, and white rice.
Is this soup freezer-friendly? I will say that after some recipe testing, this soup will not freeze well with the rice as the rice can become mushy once thawed and reheated. If you plan to freeze, I recommend freezing without the rice, adding it in prior to serving. It will make all the difference.
My only ask is to serve with crusty bread, a light salad, and a sprinkling of mozzarella cheese right on top.
- 1 tablespoon canola oil
- 1 pound lean ground beef
- 1 medium sweet onion, diced
- 1 red bell pepper, diced
- 1 green bell pepper, diced
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 ½ teaspoons Italian seasoning
- ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 2 (14.5-ounce) cans diced tomatoes
- 1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce
- 3 cups beef broth
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- 2 cups cooked white rice
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves
Heat canola oil in a large stockpot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add ground beef and cook until browned, about 3-5 minutes, making sure to crumble the beef as it cooks; drain excess fat and set aside.
Add onion and bell peppers. Cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 3-4 minutes.
Stir in garlic, Italian seasoning and red pepper flakes until fragrant, about 1 minute.
Stir in diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, beef broth and ground beef; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until flavors have blended, about 15-20 minutes.
Stir in rice and parsley until heated through, about 1-2 minutes.
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