Pepper Steak Soup
My daughter who was supposed to come over last week on her birthday, loves my pepper steak and that’s what prompted this recipe. She was so excited to come join us for dinner and try a new version of one of her most beloved meals. Unfortunately, circumstances kept her away and so Kenny and I had this huge pot of soup that is now stored with love in the freezer for a quick supper or lunch one day, yeah, more for us; just kidding Michelle, we missed ya!!!!! Oh, I forgot to mention that the day I made it, it was cold and nasty and now with the soup already made, I’m running around in shorts and it looks like summer might come to us a little early this year, the nerve! The flavor of this soup is just like eating pepper steak but with ground beef instead of strips of steak which is easier on the wallet these days or is it any more? Chow mein or rice noodles make for a wonderful topping and if you notice in the pic, both are missing in action and that’s because this silly Old Mother Hubbard, went to cupboard and it was bare and she didn’t even have any homemade fried wonton strips for the fare, my so very bad! It seems that I’ve been a little lapse in the memory department here of late with so many doctor visits and trying to keep up with everything else…….
- 2 lbs lean ground beef
- 1-2 cloves of garlic, minced
- 4 cups of water
- 2 teas granulated bouillon (I use low sodium)
- ⅛ cup packed brown sugar
- 1 can 28 oz. tomato sauce
- 1 can 28 oz. diced tomatoes or whole tomatoes chopped up
- 2 cups chopped bell peppers
- 1 cup chopped onions
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 2 cups cooked rice
- In a large heavy pot sprayed with cooking oil, saute ground beef and garlic, breaking up beef as it cooks and cook until meat is just slightly pink.
- Add water, bouillon and brown sugar, stir.
- Add tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, peppers, onions, salt and pepper.
- Cover and cook over medium-low heat for about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally or until peppers and onions are tender.
- Add rice and cook just to heat.
Yeah, I hear ya! Some of my buddies out there do not use ground beef and prefer to use chicken or turkey, so go ahead as I’m sure it will be just as good. Just let me know so as I might try it………..Hope you enjoy!