Hearty, comforting, warm and incredibly flavorful Stuffed Pepper Soup.

Stuffed Pepper Soup Diethood Stuffed Pepper Soup + KitchenAid Stand Mixer Giveaway!

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Happy Sunday, everyone! Hope your weekend is going well!!

Say, have you ever bought 4 bell peppers and only found 1 the next day? Like, seriously. Who eats 3 bell peppers, uncooked and unstuffed? Who does that?!  

I have a little 17-month old that eats everything. Everything. No joke. She killed a pomegranate two days ago. I was shocked.

8 teeth and she’s already biting into bacon.

My suspicions are pointing towards her because at the very ripe age of 14-months, she walked to the garden, picked a pepper and inhaled it. But, then again, we are talking about 3 large bell peppers! There’s no way I would have missed that.

Maybe her dad helped…

Stuffed Peppers Diethood Stuffed Pepper Soup + KitchenAid Stand Mixer Giveaway!

So what’s a woman to do with one bell pepper and enough beef-rice-pepper-stuffing for four? Make Stuffed Pepper Soup!

My mom used to make this soup quite often, except that we didn’t call it soup, we called it/call it “mahn-dja”. Any stew-type meal is, in fact, called a mandja in Macedonian.

Really, though, this soup, or mandja, or delicious, sexy thang is kinda amazing. Hearty, comforting, warm and incredibly flavorful. If you’ve got some Uncle Ben’s chillin’ in your cupboards, take him outta there and have him meet up with some ground beef. They are going to LOVE each other! Trust me!

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What does any of this have to do with a KitchenAid Stand Mixer, you ask? Nothing. But, HEY, I’m giving away a KitchenAid Stand Mixer!!

I have teamed up with a few amazing bloggers to celebrate the blogiversary of Kate’s delicious blog, Food Babbles, and to help us celebrate, you are going to have a chance to enter to win a gorgeous KitchenAid 5 Qt Artisan Tilt-Head Stand Mixer in the color of YOUR choice! Just scroll down and follow the instructions on the Rafflecopter Widget. GOOD LUCK!!!

And ENJOY the soup!

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Hearty, comforting, warm and incredibly flavorful Stuffed Pepper Soup.
Serves: Serves 4 to 6
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1-pound ground beef
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 tomatoes, diced (you can also use 1 can of diced tomatoes)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 cups beef or chicken broth
  • salt and fresh pepper to taste
  • 2 cups cooked long-grain white rice
  1. In a large soup pot heat olive oil over medium heat and add ground beef.
  2. Cook until browned.
  3. Add onions, pepper, tomatoes and garlic.
  4. Season with salt and pepper and continue to cook over medium-low heat until vegetables are tender, about 5 minutes.
  5. Add chicken broth.
  6. Season with salt and pepper.
  7. Cover and cook over low heat for 20 to 30 minutes, or until heated through.
  8. Stir in cooked rice.
  9. Serve.
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  1. Dana October 20, 2014 at 2:00 PM - Reply

    The Stuffed Pepper Soup is the bomb and hearty enough to serve for dinner with a salad! I used ground turkey, brown rice, and low sodium beef broth to lend a beefy richness. Didn’t have any tomatoes so I used a can of diced tomatoes as suggested. So easy, so good! Thanks for sharing! I will be making this again!

    • Katerina Petrovska October 20, 2014 at 2:06 PM - Reply

      Hi Dana!!

      I am SO happy to hear that you loved it!! It’s one of my top faves, as well! Thank YOU!

  2. Karen March 9, 2014 at 11:23 AM - Reply

    Do you drain the meat?

    • Katerina Petrovska March 9, 2014 at 11:38 AM - Reply

      Hi Karen! Yes, go ahead and drain the meat. I’ll make note of it in the recipe. Thank you!! :)

    • Melissa June 24, 2014 at 3:45 PM - Reply

      Can I use minute rice for this?

  3. Ian November 16, 2013 at 7:46 PM - Reply

    Cookies. So many many cookies. I love this pepper recipe!

  4. Jai B. November 15, 2013 at 8:56 PM - Reply

    Cookies :)

  5. Pam November 15, 2013 at 1:57 PM - Reply

    I would make Black Forest Cheesecake!

  6. Juli V November 15, 2013 at 1:25 PM - Reply

    I would make a chocolate cake.

  7. Denise Wilson November 15, 2013 at 9:19 AM - Reply


  8. Deborah Caudill November 15, 2013 at 5:10 AM - Reply

    If I won, I would attempt to make my grandmother’s delicious homemade apple dumplings with her recipe.

  9. Doreen Lamoureux November 15, 2013 at 4:56 AM - Reply

    Oh, my list is long but the first thing will be rye bread. Yum

  10. Tracy November 15, 2013 at 4:53 AM - Reply

    Chili Rellenos!

  11. Maria November 15, 2013 at 4:20 AM - Reply

    That would be a birthday cake for my son who will be turning 15 this month! Thanks for the chance to win…hope I’m the lucky duck! ;)

  12. Sandra VanHoey November 15, 2013 at 4:08 AM - Reply

    I plan on making lots of cookies for the holidays so most likely it would be that

  13. Sarah November 14, 2013 at 10:04 PM - Reply

    Pumpkin cookies!!!

  14. Maribeth Murawski November 14, 2013 at 2:03 PM - Reply

    Christmas cookies!

  15. REBECCA STEPHEN November 14, 2013 at 9:08 AM - Reply

    If I win.. after picking myself off the floor from shock..I would make the pumpkin cinnamon rolls listed here, I also pinned them

  16. Bethany Rogers November 13, 2013 at 10:15 PM - Reply

    My mom’s dinner rolls :)

  17. Jenn November 13, 2013 at 10:11 PM - Reply

    Cookies! I use my mother-in-law’s at Christmas time – it makes stirring the batter soo much easier : )

  18. cheryl mansfield November 13, 2013 at 9:49 PM - Reply

    christmas cookies and gumdrop cake

  19. Jan J. November 13, 2013 at 8:24 PM - Reply

    Pumpkin Cranberry Bread!

  20. Laurie @ Food is Love November 13, 2013 at 8:07 PM - Reply

    This is a Fantastic idea! Love how hearty and rustic it is for a cold winter’s night! Can;t wait to use it in Feb! Thanks for posting!

  21. beth jasinski November 13, 2013 at 7:30 PM - Reply

    I have no idea! chocolate chip cookies, then a pumpkin pie, then everything else! lol

  22. GuinR November 13, 2013 at 2:30 PM - Reply

    I would make spice muffiins

  23. Autum November 13, 2013 at 12:35 PM - Reply

    The first thing I would make is some amazingly awesome peanut butter cookies.

  24. Tonia November 13, 2013 at 8:47 AM - Reply

    Your soup sounds amazing! I love soup, especially in the winter. I would love to win a new Kitchen Aid because I fear that mine is going to die due to overuse. I would make something with peppermint & chocolate.

  25. Michael November 13, 2013 at 2:10 AM - Reply

    Stuffed Peppers (or Capsicums as we call them in Australia) – YUMM! Especially Michael’s recipe! My wife thinks I’m brilliant! Well, that’s one for me, anyway. The rest of the time? Not so lucky. Any other husbands out there do most of the cooking in their households?

  26. Elin November 12, 2013 at 8:55 PM - Reply


  27. Adriana Evangelista November 12, 2013 at 3:08 PM - Reply

    chocolate chip cookies

  28. Adriana Evangelista November 12, 2013 at 3:07 PM - Reply

    Love stuffed peppers and love even more your little baby!!

  29. Ann K November 12, 2013 at 7:48 AM - Reply

    My first ever from scratch chocolate cake :)

  30. Anna November 11, 2013 at 7:29 PM - Reply

    Bread, something tough and arm consuming.

  31. Kari M November 11, 2013 at 2:55 PM - Reply

    I’d make chocolate chip cookies!

  32. Pamela S November 11, 2013 at 2:38 PM - Reply

    Biscotti. One needs a kick-butt mixer for biscotti.

  33. Dee Dee (@MissFoodieFab) November 11, 2013 at 2:01 PM - Reply

    You always make delicious food. Always!

  34. Jennifer C. November 11, 2013 at 12:10 PM - Reply

    banana bread

  35. Stephanie November 11, 2013 at 11:35 AM - Reply

    omg I need a mixer! I would make my favorite parm thyme crackers!!

  36. Lindsey November 11, 2013 at 10:18 AM - Reply

    I’ve wanted one of these since I moved out on my own 10 years ago!! Pick me ;)

  37. Phoebe November 11, 2013 at 9:51 AM - Reply

    I’m going to make brownies!

  38. cynthia g November 11, 2013 at 9:44 AM - Reply

    cupcakes for sue :)

  39. Jen L November 11, 2013 at 9:09 AM - Reply

    I would make the chocolate tunnel cake that my grandson is always asking for the pound cake that is my hubby’s favorite

  40. Dina M. November 11, 2013 at 2:37 AM - Reply

    I would make a decadent chocolate cake with chocolate ganache.

  41. Jacob LaFountaine November 11, 2013 at 2:24 AM - Reply

    I’d make a loaf of bread. I love the taste but it is so tiring on the hands

  42. Malissa W November 10, 2013 at 9:37 PM - Reply

    I would make some chocolate chip cookies for the holidays! Thank you for the giveaway!

  43. Susan November 10, 2013 at 9:00 PM - Reply

    I’d make breads & cookies, and all kinds of goodies – the holidays are coming!

    That soup looks super, I want to make that, but I don’t think I’ll use the mixer for it. :)

  44. Liz Cowans November 10, 2013 at 8:24 PM - Reply

    I would make German Chocolate Waffles-YUM!

  45. Julia November 10, 2013 at 8:12 PM - Reply


  46. Megan November 10, 2013 at 7:16 PM - Reply

    I would use it to make Christmas cookies for my family and friends.

  47. Kelsey November 10, 2013 at 5:34 PM - Reply

    I’d do some mad christmas baking first in my new mixer!

  48. Mary November 10, 2013 at 5:25 PM - Reply

    This looks so good! I love stuffed peppers and if I read correctly it looks gluten free. I’m definitely going to give a try. Thank you!

  49. Julie November 10, 2013 at 4:59 PM - Reply

    Sweet Potato Souffle for Thanksgiving dinner!

  50. Stacey Roberson November 10, 2013 at 3:48 PM - Reply

    I would fist make a cheesecake. My specialty!

  51. Kate | Food Babbles November 10, 2013 at 3:35 PM - Reply

    Too funny! That sounds like my 4 year old. She LOVES bell peppers, especially red ones and she will eat a whole one all by herself. I love how creative you got with your remaining pepper. This sounds fantastic! Thank you so much for helping me to celebrate my 3rd blogiversary!

  52. Emily @ Life on Food November 10, 2013 at 3:34 PM - Reply

    I love stuffed peppers but never seem to get the peppers roasted just right. This soup sounds super yummy and perfect solution to my roasting problems.

  53. Kim C. November 10, 2013 at 2:55 PM - Reply

    There are so many things I would want to make, but I think I would choose to make Christmas cookies first since the holiday is fast approaching and I make A LOT!!

  54. Laura (Tutti Dolci) November 10, 2013 at 2:35 PM - Reply

    I’d bake cookies, of course! I love stuffed peppers, what a cozy soup!

  55. Robin O November 10, 2013 at 2:06 PM - Reply

    Wonderful recipe and great story. If I win the KitchenAid I will make pasta!

  56. Robin O November 10, 2013 at 2:05 PM - Reply

    I am laughing a loving that your daughter is such and adventurous eater! Great soup recipe it hits all the comforting flavors of stuffed peppers.

  57. Emily November 10, 2013 at 1:59 PM - Reply

    I would make one of the many desserts on my “Sweet Treats” Pinterest page!

  58. Michelle F November 10, 2013 at 1:43 PM - Reply

    Probably Christmas cookies. Or pie crust.

  59. Gina Guthrie November 10, 2013 at 12:58 PM - Reply

    I’d whip up a pumpkin dessert first.

  60. A_Boleyn November 10, 2013 at 12:40 PM - Reply

    I’d probably make a cheesecake filling for a Xmas cheesecake … white chocolate, chunks of candy cane and mint added to the filling and poured over a chocolate cookie crumb.

  61. Laura Dembowski November 10, 2013 at 12:05 PM - Reply

    I would make marshmallows first! They are my favorite thing to make!

  62. Miriam November 10, 2013 at 11:59 AM - Reply


  63. karen November 10, 2013 at 11:32 AM - Reply

    I have a hard time deciding exactly what I would first make with a Kitchen-Aid Mixer. Dessert definitely. Either a pumpkin cheesecake or maybe some chocolate chunk cookies.

  64. Kelsey n November 10, 2013 at 11:31 AM - Reply

    Ooh love the aqua and boysenberry! Kitchen aid makes such high quality products they last forever!

  65. Abigail Thomson November 10, 2013 at 11:29 AM - Reply

    Pumpkin and white chocolate chip cookies!

  66. jodi a November 10, 2013 at 11:28 AM - Reply

    I’d make a batch of cookies! yum!

  67. Sarah forrester November 10, 2013 at 11:25 AM - Reply

    I would love to make cookies with this new mixer.

  68. Tammy Northrup {Yours and Mine ARE Ours} November 10, 2013 at 10:12 AM - Reply

    We have this soup often and love it but we always put tons of peppers in it because that’s my favorite part. :) I would make cookies first if I win! Thanks for the great giveaway.

  69. Angi Ignarski November 10, 2013 at 9:58 AM - Reply

    I would make my famous cranberry cheesecake! Because using handheld beaters is for the birds! This is a HUGE cheesecake and I need some power!! KitchenAid to the rescue!

  70. kathy payerchin November 10, 2013 at 9:49 AM - Reply

    I have wanted a KitchenAid mixer since I got married almost 43 years ago! I would make yummy Christmas cookies!

  71. Katie November 10, 2013 at 9:49 AM - Reply

    I would find a tasty dessert to bake!

  72. Amanda November 10, 2013 at 9:22 AM - Reply

    I would make some delicious cookies!

  73. Jennifer Collver November 10, 2013 at 9:06 AM - Reply

    If I won the stand mixer the first thing I would make would be chocolate chip cookies, because when I was little that’s what I always made with my mom with her KitchenAid stand mixer :)

  74. Cindy Kerschner November 10, 2013 at 8:25 AM - Reply

    I don’t have a stand up mixer, and I’d love one from KitchenAid. Gorgeous colors!!

  75. Janet T November 10, 2013 at 8:15 AM - Reply

    The first thing I would make would be homemade whipped cream for my pumpkin spice latte. After that, I would make a batch of dough for cinnamon rolls.

    I love all the colors of the KitchenAid mixer!

    Looking forward to making your soup. Perfect recipe for fall.

  76. nicole November 10, 2013 at 8:03 AM - Reply

    I would make cookies for Christmas!

  77. georgianna November 10, 2013 at 7:45 AM - Reply

    I would make muffins!

  78. Bill November 10, 2013 at 7:38 AM - Reply

    I’m making this as soon as I can get some rice cooked. I can almost smell it…

  79. Ramona November 10, 2013 at 7:15 AM - Reply

    What a fun soup!! I love stuffed peppers… but making it a soup would warm my belly too. :)

  80. Kirsten November 10, 2013 at 7:09 AM - Reply

    Please send your daughter over to my house. I keep getting a bunch of peppers in the CSA farm share and we are not eating them fast enough. I’ve chopped and frozen a tray full to tuck into meatloaf and similar over the winter, but still the peppers keep coming.
    This soup looks wonderful!

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