Friday, December 26, 2008

Stuffed Pepper Soup

Did everyone have a nice Christmas? My kids seemed to have had a great one and now they are Wii-ing their little hearts out. You should see the boy playing tennis...it's hilarious!
Anyway...on with the food.
I made this soup the day before Christmas (also known as Christmas Eve) because I was going to have to work the next day and thought this would keep me from feeling quite as sorry for myself if I took it to work with me. Turns out I didn't have to work after all, but I enjoyed it just the same.

Here's how I made my version:

1 lb ground beef

1/2 onion, diced

2 stalks celery, diced

1 lb green pepper, diced

2 garlic cloves, chopped

1 24 oz can diced tomatoes

1 cup water

1 cup beef broth

1-2 tsp beef base

splash of red wine vinegar

salt & pepper

cooked rice

Brown ground beef and drain fat....leave a little in the pan and saute the veggies in it until just getting soft. Add broth, water, beef base, vinegar, ground beef, salt and pepper.

Simmer together at least 15 minutes.

Serve with as much rice as you want in it.

I suppose you could cook the rice in it but I thought it would make it all thick and starchy and I didn't want that.

Update: I'm not really sure what beef base is either...but I used this stuff. There's a picture of a cow on it, must be ok.

Exciting announcement: I'm hoping to have a guest blogger soon. He lives in my house and my kids call him dad. He's going to be featuring his yummy apple cake, so stay tuned!

22 comments:

Cathy said...

That looks delicious! I love stuffed peppers...so, I'm sure I would love this! Thanks for stopping by my place today....hope you visit again soon!

Lunch Buckets said...

You got a Wii? For realz? I am SO jealous. I'd love to see the boy child playing tennis. What the heck is beef base?

Tiffany said...

That looks really yummy! I love soup!

Brindi said...

This sounds easy and great! Farmer Brown received a Wii last year and got three new games this year. We've been so busy, we haven't had time to try them.

Looking forward to the guest post - love anything apple!

Lori said...

I love this soup. Although, I did put the rice into it and it did make it thick and starchy. I will try it separately next time :)
p.s. stopped by from SITS

noble pig said...

It looks awesome! Glad you had a good holiday!

Julie said...

LB..I put a pick of what I used for beef base on there, I guess it worked ok. You can come play wii with us anytime.

Alexis said...

It looks delicious, thank you for a new recipe!

Stopping by to say hi from SITS, have a wonderful day :).

Alexis said...

The casserole is one of my favorites I make it every year for Thanksgiving and Christmas, just like mom use to.

I would love to share, hmmm shipping might not be the best for it so I guess a picture will have to do and maybe the recipe? LOL

Thanks for stopping by.

Noah's Mommy said...

Oh yum....that looks amazing...

Gloria Chadwick said...

Your Stuffed Pepper Soup looks delicious. I make the same kind of soup and call it Hamburger Goulash but I don't serve it with rice. Thanks for stopping by my blog. :)

The Food Hunter said...

That sounds really easy and looks delicious.

Toni said...

OHHHHH that looks delictable! I will be subscribing to your blog :). Thanks so much for coming by my blog. Yes we are from Arkansas, well not from but we live here. My hubby is from here but I am from Florida.

Ali said...

Yum, looks good! I noticed your comment on Toni's blog--you're from Arkansas? I'm from there (and live there) too!

Grand Pooba said...

Mmmm, thanks for the recipe, it looks yummy!

Is it wrong for a 27 year old wife to be wii-ing it up too?

The Blonde Duck said...

Saw you on SITS and wanted to say hi! The soup looks grand!

Jeanne said...

Visiting via the SITS roll call. The soup looks delicious (I'm not much of a cook, but I enjoy making soup). Loved the post below, about the neighbor who's over-the-top on Christmas decorations!

Misadventurous Mommy said...

Visiting from SITS. This soup looks yummy! I love stuffed peppers so I can't wait to try this one.

Joie de vivre said...

Ooh, that looks really comforting! My boys were just playing the Wii boxing at my in laws tonight who got a Wii for Christmas. It was pretty funny. I'm looking forward to your guest blogger!

Jess said...

That looks so good!

carolinebee said...

Thanks for your comment, i can't wait to read more of your blog! Your kids are adorable :D OMG i love my Wii, tennis the best one...Have a great and safe New Year's!

San said...

Popping by from SITS. I love your pics - very yummy looking! Haha! :)