I have been really lax lately with my blogging, and there are a few reasons. First of all, I set the crazy goal to read and review 200 books this year over on my book blog. Nuts right? I just finished reading book 150, and have been busting my butt to make sure I meet this goal. So, that is keeping me pretty busy. Also, well, I have just sort of lost heart with my blog. I feel like I have nothing new to say, and have strayed from my original intentions a bit. So, I am not sure what the future will hold for this blog, and I may not be posting here as often.
But to make up for my absence, I come bearing a gift. It is the recipe for what is now my favorite soup ever! I made it Sunday, and we just finished it last night!
Stuffed Green Pepper Soup.
1 lb ground turkey
2 large green peppers
1 small onion
1 large can (28 or 30 oz) can crushed tomatoes
1 large can (28 or 30 oz) can tomato sauce
1 cup rice
2 1/4 cups water
4 tbsp brown sugar
salt, pepper, parsley flakes
1. Brown the ground turkey in skillet. I browned mine with 2 cloves of garlic and some pepper, just to give it some flavor.
2. While meat is cooking, chop up green peppers and onion, and put in large soup pot. I used a dutch oven.
3. When meat is completely browned, drain and add to soup pot with peppers and onions.
4. Add the canned tomatoes and tomato sauce.
5. Add 1 cup rice. I used brown rice, and it ended up still being slightly hard when soup was cooked, so you may either want to use a minute rice, or just pre-cook the rice for just a few minutes.
6. Add 2 1/4 cups water.
7. Add 4 tbsp. brown sugar.
8. Add salt, pepper, and parsley to your taste. I use very little salt, and it was fine.
9. Stir pot and bring to a boil. Once it boils, reduce heat and allow to simmer for 1 hour on stovetop.
There you go! Easy, delicious, and healthy! We made a packed of instant potatoes (the ones that are 80 calories a serving) and ate the soup with a scoop of mashed potatoes in it. It was so delicious, and made a TON. Seriously, last night was the 4th meal we got from it!
You can easily adjust this recipe to your taste (more meat, more peppers, etc). You could garnish with cheese, or a little sour cream, whatever you prefer. It was so delicious, I am sad to see it gone!