Slow Cooker Stuffed Pepper Soup Recipe

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I love stuffed peppers, but I honestly I hate the work that they involve some days. I’m a busy Mom so the easier that I can make something, the better it is for me and the more I like it. When I’m having those nights and I’m craving a good stuffed pepper soup, I turn to this slow cooker stuffed pepper soup recipe! Why? Because it has all of the flavor of a classic stuffed pepper soup recipe with the convenience of a crockpot soup recipe! It is also super cheap to make which is good since I love inexpensive family meals!

Crockpot Stuffed Pepper Soup Recipe - Skip the oven and grab your slow cooker! This slow cooker stuffed pepper soup recipe has all of the flavor with half the work of a classic stuffed peppers recipe!

If you’re looking for freezer cooking recipes, you can add this one to your list! It freezes very well as long as it is stored in an airtight food storage container. The entire thing takes around 10 minutes to get going in the slow cooker once you’ve got the prep work done. That alone makes it worth putting into your tried and true recipes file! When you make this slow cooker stuffed pepper soup recipe, you can use whatever bell peppers that you have on hand. Sometimes I’ll use orange and other times I’ll use a mix of red and green bell peppers. If you don’t want to spend the time chopping, we have often used Thrive Life Bell Peppers and Thrive Life chopped onions in it here at our house. It still turns out amazing! For this post we had mini sweet peppers hand so that is what we used.

Slow Cooker Stuffed Pepper Soup Recipe

You can also use any ground beef or ground chuck that you want. What I usually do is make a blend of Zaycon 80/20 ground beef and Zaycon ground turkey. It cuts my cost down and makes this already cheap family meal even cheaper! If you’re considering placing a Zaycon Foods order, new customers can save 20% with our exclusive coupon code BL20. I seriously love this cheap slow cooker meal! Can you tell?! This slow cooker stuffed pepper soup recipe uses white rice. Do not use instant rice. Use uncooked white rice. Instant will be far too mushy by the time the recipe is done.

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To prep, chop the onion and pepper to whatever size you would like. You can use a yellow onion, but I don’t like the tangy flavor of yellow onions so I use a sweet white onion. It won’t change the taste much no matter which one you use.

Once your peppers and onion are chopped, add them and the minced garlic to a large frying skillet with the ground beef. Brown the beef until it is cooked through and the onions are translucent. Dump the beef into a colander to drain it then give it a rinse under clean, warm water. I realize that there are people that are against rinsing hamburger, but you see how much grease is in that skillet. I have no desire whatsoever to have that float to the top of my soup. Slightly rinse your meat in warm water. It won’t affect the taste and it’s healthier. Don’t use cold water though since you can cause the fat to solidify.

Once you’ve drained the beef, add it to your slow cooker along with the rest of the ingredients including the white rice. If you’re using dehydrated peppers and onions, add them now. Add the water all at once and give it all a good stir. If you want a heavier garlic taste, add another teaspoon of minced garlic. Cook it all on low 8-10 hours or until rice is cooked and flavors are mixed well. Be sure to give it a good stir before you turn the heat off.

This slow cooker stuffed pepper soup recipe goes great with a piece of crusty bread and some sweet cream butter! Also, you don’t have to cook the peppers with the ground beef, however, I like my ground beef to take on the flavor of the peppers and onion so I make sure to cook mine when the ground beef is browning. I just think it tastes better! This makes a fantastic lunch or easy dinner and its super cheap to make too! Try it! I think you’ll love it just as much as I do!


Slow Cooker Stuffed Pepper Soup Recipe

Grab your slow cooker! This slow cooker stuffed pepper soup recipe has all of the flavor with half the work of a classic stuffed peppers recipe!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time6 hrs
Total Time6 hrs 30 mins
Author: Stacy Barr


  • 2 lb Ground Beef
  • 1 medium onion or 1/4 cup dehydrated onions
  • 1 tsp Minced Garlic
  • 8 cups water
  • 28 oz Tomato Sauce
  • 28 oz Diced Tomatoes
  • 1 cup uncooked white rice
  • 2 cup chopped peppers or 3/4 dehydrated bell peppers
  • 1/4 cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp powdered beef base or 1 beef bouillon cube
  • 2 tsp Black Pepper


  • Chop the onion and pepper to whatever size you would like.
  • Brown the beef, onions, peppers and minced garlic until it is cooked through and the onions are translucent.
  • Drain the mixture then give it a rinse under clean, warm water.
  • Once you’ve drained the beef, add it to your slow cooker along with the rest of the ingredients including the white rice.
  • Cook 6-8 hours on low or until the rice is cooked.


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  1. Bobbie Lawton says

    Thanks for the recipe! I like the rinsing part, I do the same! You are the first I have seen to suggest it for anything.

  2. Debbie Welchert says

    This soup looks so good and I can’t wait to try it. I agree about rinsing the ground beef. There is nothing worse than seeing a bunch of grease floating on top of your soup.

  3. I love soup and this is a lot like chil one of my favorite recipes

  4. lissa crane says

    This is a great way to get my kids to eat their veggies! Looks like the perfect Fall and Winter lunch!

  5. Dorothy Teel says

    How yummy this sounds, have printed and am going to try it when weather gets a little colder, I love soups, stews, and I love my crock Pot, I like you like different colors of my peppers and I found that the smaller ones are sweeter and not tangy, so I use them a lot.

  6. punkin0001 says

    Gosh this looks super yummy! I love a good home cooked meal from the crock pot. They warm you up on those cold fall and winter evenings. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Can you substitute tomato juice for the 28 oz. of tomato sauce? Or would that make it too runny?

    • You could try it, but I’m not certain how well it would work out. Let me know if you do give it a shot! I’m curious!

  8. Gonna try this with cauliflower “rice” and skip the sugar! Yum!

  9. This was very good. Usually we freeze crockpot leftovers but we happily ate this for days.

  10. Not sure why my comments aren’t showing up…but this is amazing.

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