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Instant Pot Stuffed Pepper Soup

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Get ready for a flavor-packed delight with our Instant Pot Stuffed Pepper Soup! It’s the comfort of stuffed peppers in a bowl, minus the hassle.

Imagine bell peppers, ground beef, and spices coming together effortlessly in your Instant Pot for a hearty and easy-to-make meal. No need for the oven or lengthy prep – just simple, delicious goodness in every spoonful.

Whether you’re a kitchen pro or a beginner, this one-pot wonder is sure to become a favorite. Dive into the simplicity and savor the comfort of this easy Stuffed Pepper Soup recipe!

STUFFED PEPPER SOUP

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Comforting and Hearty: This soup is packed with bell peppers, beef, and rice for a satisfying meal.
  • Easy to Make: The Instant Pot simplifies the process, making it perfect for weeknights.
  • Full of Flavor: A delightful blend of spices makes this stuffed pepper soup richly flavorful and irresistible.

Recipe Ingredients

  • Ground Meat (Ground Sirloin): Provides a hearty and flavorful base for the soup, adding richness and depth to each spoonful.
  • Sweet Onion: Adds a mild and sweet flavor to the soup, enhancing the overall taste profile and complementing the other ingredients.
  • Garlic: Infuses the soup with a deliciously aromatic flavor, adding depth and complexity to the dish.
  • Diced Tomatoes with Green Pepper and Onion: Adds a burst of freshness and tanginess to the soup, providing a vibrant base of flavors.
  • Fire-Roasted Diced Tomatoes: Introduce a smoky and slightly charred element to the soup, adding depth and enhancing the overall taste.
  • Tomato Paste: Thickens the soup and intensifies the tomato flavor, creating a rich and robust base.
  • Long Grain White Rice: Adds a satisfying texture to the soup, making it more filling and providing a comforting element.
  • Bell Peppers (Green, Red, Orange, Yellow): Bring vibrant colors and a sweet and slightly tangy taste to the soup, adding a delightful crunch.
  • Italian Seasoning, Sweet Basil, Ground Oregano: Blend of herbs that infuse the soup with an authentic Italian flavor, creating a harmonious and aromatic blend.
  • Garlic Salt, Seasoned Salt, Seasoned Pepper: Enhance the overall seasoning of the soup, adding a savory and well-rounded taste.
  • Brown Sugar: Balances out the acidity from the tomatoes, adding a touch of sweetness to round out the flavors.
  • Chicken Broth or Beef Broth: Creates a flavorful and savory base for the soup, adding depth and richness to the dish.
  • Water: Provides necessary liquid for cooking the soup, allowing all the flavors to meld together beautifully.
  • Butter: Adds a rich and creamy element to the soup, enhancing the overall richness and indulgence.
  • Olive Oil: Adds a subtle fruity and nutty flavor to the soup, providing a smooth and silky texture.

Equipment Needed For This Soup Recipe

  • Instant Pot – You’ll need an Instant Pot, of course.
  • Measuring Jug
  • Measuring spoons – I like to use these as they measure teaspoons as well as mls.
Instant Pot Stuffed Pepper Soup In A Bowl, Ready To Serve.

How to Make Instant Pot Stuffed Pepper Soup?

Step 1: Sauté the Onions

Press the Saute button on the Instant Pot and add the butter and olive oil, add the onion and Saute until golden brown.

Ingredients For Stuffed Pepper Soup.

Step 2: Cook the Ground Beef

Next, add the lean ground beef, and cook until the meat is completely done, so there’s no pink left, and the meat is well browned.

Ingredients For Stuffed Pepper Soup.

Step 3: Add Garlic

Now the ground beef is brown you can add the minced garlic or garlic powder. Mix well, and cook for 1 minute.

Step 4: Turn off Saute Setting and Add Other Ingredients

Turn off the Saute setting, and add the diced tomatoes, stewed tomatoes, tomato paste, uncooked rice, green peppers, diced red bell peppers, and orange and yellow diced peppers.

Tomatoes in the instant pot.

Step 5: Season the Mixture

Add Italian seasoning, sweet basil, oregano, garlic salt, seasoned salt, seasoned pepper, and brown sugar stirring occasionally. Be sure all the flavors are mixed well.

Step 6: Add Liquids

Next, pour in the chicken broth and water, and mix well.

Step 7: Secure Lid and Set Pressure Cooker

Place the Instant Pot lid on and lock it into place, ensuring the vent is closed. Press the Manual button on your Instant pot or Pressure Cook button for 10 minutes on High pressure. Your soup will take time to come to pressure.

Step 8: Release Pressure

Once the Instant Pot beeps to signal it’s finished cooking do a quick release by gently turning the pressure valve from ‘SEALING’ to ‘VENTING’, and release the pressure.

Step 9: Serve or Keep Warm

Serve immediately after the quick release or leave the soup in the instant pot keep warm setting, if you plan to eat later.

Instant Pot Stuffed Pepper Soup, In a bowl ready to eat.

Cooking Tips

  • Use Fresh Ingredients: For the best flavor in your Instant Pot Stuffed Pepper Soup, always use fresh ingredients.
  • Deglaze the Pot: After sautéing, be sure to deglaze the pot with broth or water to prevent any food from sticking to the bottom, which could cause a burn notice.
  • Use the Right Rice: Opt for white long-grainrice or brown rice for the best texture in your soup. Avoid quick-cooking rice as it can become mushy.
  • Let it Rest: Once the cooking time is up, let the soup rest for a few minutes before releasing the pressure. This allows the flavors to meld together for a more flavorful soup.
Stuffed Pepper Soup, In a bowl ready to eat.

Variations

  • Vegetarian Variation: Use plant-based meat or lentils instead of ground beef. This change makes the soup suitable for vegetarians.
  • Spicy Variation: Add cayenne pepper or a diced jalapeno for added heat. Spices can enhance flavor and provide a warming effect.
  • Cheesy Variation: Stir in shredded cheddar or mozzarella cheese for a cheesy twist. Cheese adds a creamy texture and rich flavor.

Substitutions

  • Brown Rice: Replace white rice with brown rice in your Stuffed Pepper Soup for a different, flavorful twist.
  • Ground Turkey/ Ground Chicken: Ground turkey or ground chicken can be a delicious alternative to ground beef in your delicious soup, offering a leaner option with a unique flavor profile.
  • Tomato Sauce: Using tomato sauce instead of tomato paste in your soup can give the dish a lighter, more fluid consistency while still maintaining a robust tomato flavor.
  • Vegetable Broth: Vegetable broth is a fantastic substitute for chicken or beef broth, offering a rich and hearty flavor without any animal products.

Storage & Reheating Instructions

  • Refrigeration: Place the soup containers in the refrigerator if you plan on consuming the soup within the next few days.
  • Freeze for Longer Storage: If you want to store the soup for a longer period, consider freezing it. Make sure the containers are freezer-safe.
  • Reheat: When you’re ready to eat the soup, reheat it on the stove or in a microwave until it reaches a safe internal temperature of 165°F.
  • Consumption: Consume refrigerated soup within 4 days and frozen soup within 4-6 months for best quality.

What To Serve With This Recipe?

  • Side Salad: A fresh, crisp side salad can add a refreshing contrast to the hearty Instant Pot Stuffed Pepper Soup.
  • Grated Cheese On Top: Sprinkling some grated cheese on top of the soup can enhance its richness and add a delightful cheesy twist.
  • Sour Cream Or Greek Yogurt: A dollop of sour cream or Greek yogurt can add a tangy creaminess to the soup, balancing the spice and heat.
  • Avocado Slices: Fresh avocado slices can provide a creamy, cooling counterpoint to the heat of your delicious stuffed pepper soup.
  • Croutons: Crispy croutons can add a welcome crunch and soak up the delicious flavors of the soup.

FAQs

Can I Add More Flavors to This Stuffed Pepper Soup?

Yes, you sure can. Some people like to add fresh garlic, smoked paprika, chili powder, a tablespoon of tomato sauce, a tablespoon of hot sauce or Worcestershire sauce to their recipe.

How Can I Make This Soup Spicier?

If you want to add some heat, try adding diced jalapeno or a teaspoon of red pepper flakes. You could also add hot sauce or your favorite spicy seasoning blend.

Can This Soup Recipe Be Made in the Slow Cooker?

Yes, it can be! Just follow the steps above until adding the Instant Pot lid. Instead, transfer the ingredients to your slow cooker and cook on low heat for 6-8 hours or high heat for 4 hours.

Can I Double This Stuffed Pepper Soup Recipe?

Yes, in an 8 qt. Instant Pot, you can double the recipe. However, in a 6 qt. Instant Pot, you can’t double the recipe since it fills up to the max line.

I Have Leftover Rice Can I Add Cooked Rice to This Soup?

Absolutely! You can add any cooked rice to the soup, such as basmati rice, long-grain white, or brown rice. Just add it at the end, after the soup is cooked.

Instant Pot Stuffed Pepper Soup In A Bowl, Ready To Serve.

Instant Pot Stuffed Pepper Soup

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Instant Pot Stuffed Pepper Soup is a hearty, flavorful blend of ground beef, bell peppers, rice, and spices, all cooked together in one pot for a quick and satisfying meal.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound of ground meat ( we used ground sirloin)
  • 1 large sweet onion – chopped (or green onions)
  • 1 Tablespoon of minced garlic or 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 cans of diced tomatoes with green pepper and onion
  • 1 can of fire-roasted diced tomatoes
  • 6 Ounce of tomato paste
  • 1 Cup of long grain white rice
  • 1/2 green bell pepper – chopped
  • 1/2 red bell pepper – chopped
  • 1/2 orange bell pepper – chopped
  • 1/2 yellow bell pepper – chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons of Italian seasoning
  • 1 Tablespoon of sweet basil
  • 1 teaspoon of ground oregano
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic salt – more to taste if you prefer
  • 1 teaspoon of seasoned salt – more to taste if you prefer
  • 1 teaspoon of seasoned pepper – more to taste if you prefer
  • 1/3 cup of brown sugar
  • 4 cups of chicken broth or beef broth
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1 Tablespoon of Butter
  • 1 Tablespoon of Olive oil

Instructions

  1. Press the Saute button on the Instant Pot and add the butter and olive oil, add the onion and Saute until golden brown.
  2. Next, add the lean ground beef, and cook until the meat is completely done, so there’s no pink left, and the meat is well browned.
  3. Now the ground beef is brown you can add the minced garlic or garlic powder. Mix well, and cook for 1 minute.
  4. Turn off the Saute setting, and add the diced tomatoes, stewed tomatoes, tomato paste, uncooked rice, green peppers, diced red bell peppers, and orange and yellow diced peppers.
  5. Add Italian seasoning, sweet basil, oregano, garlic salt, seasoned salt, seasoned pepper, and brown sugar stirring occasionally. Be sure all the flavors are mixed well.
  6. Next, pour in the chicken broth and water, and mix well.
  7. Place the Instant Pot lid on and lock it into place, ensuring the vent is closed. Press the Manual button on your Instant pot or Pressure Cook button for 10 minutes on High pressure. Your soup will take time to come to pressure.
  8. Once the Instant Pot beeps to signal it’s finished cooking do a quick release by gently turning the pressure valve from ‘SEALING’ to ‘VENTING’, and release the pressure.
  9. Serve immediately after the quick release or leave the soup in the instant pot keep warm setting, if you plan to eat later.

Notes

  • Use Fresh Ingredients: For the best flavor in your Instant Pot Stuffed Pepper Soup, always use fresh ingredients.
  • Deglaze the Pot: After sautéing, be sure to deglaze the pot with broth or water to prevent any food from sticking to the bottom, which could cause a burn notice.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 312Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 57mgSodium: 1129mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 4gSugar: 16gProtein: 20g

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