Slow-Cooker Stuffed Pepper Soup


This stuffed pepper soup uses the slow cooker to create a flavorful, easy meal perfect for any night of the week.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
4 hrs 35 mins
Total Time:
5 hrs
8 servings


  • 1 pound lean ground beef

  • 1 large onion, chopped (1 cup)

  • 1 medium red sweet pepper, chopped (1/2 cup)

  • 1 medium orange sweet pepper, chopped (1/2 cup)

  • 1 medium green sweet pepper, chopped (1/2 cup)

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 4 cups lower-sodium beef broth

  • 2 cups water

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained

  • ½ teaspoon black pepper

  • ½ teaspoon chili powder

  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika

  • ¾ cup uncooked instant brown rice

  • ½ cup finely shredded colby and Monterey Jack cheese


  1. In a large skillet cook beef, onion, sweet peppers and garlic over medium heat until meat is browned and vegetables are tender. Drain off fat.

  2. In a 4- to 5-quart slow cooker combine beef-vegetable mixture, broth, water, tomatoes, black pepper, chili powder and smoked paprika (see Tip).

  3. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 8 to 10 hours or on high-heat setting for 4 to 5 hours. If using low-heat setting, turn to high-heat setting. Stir in rice. Cover and cook for 30 minutes more or until heated through. Sprinkle each serving with cheese.


Tip: For easy cleanup, line your slow cooker with a disposable slow cooker liner. Add ingredients as directed in recipe. Once your dish is finished cooking, spoon the food out of your slow cooker and simply dispose of the liner. Do not lift or transport the disposable liner with food inside.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

218 Calories
7g Fat
22g Carbs
17g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 218
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 17g 33%
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 37mg 12%
Vitamin A 845IU 17%
Vitamin C 82mg 91%
Folate 19mcg 5%
Sodium 405mg 18%
Calcium 95mg 7%
Iron 2mg 13%
Magnesium 10mg 2%
Potassium 147mg 3%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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