Unstuffed Pepper Soup

Is your garden producing a ton of peppers?
Are you looking for new ways to use them up or make them available for the winter?

This soup is the answer to your search. Un-stuffed pepper soup takes all of the deliciousness of a stuffed pepper and turns it into a soup.

Unstuffed Pepper Soup

Leisa Sutton
This recipe makes 8 quarts of soup for you to can and put on your shelf.
5 from 3 votes
Course Soup


  • 3 lbs ground beef
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 6 cups diced bellpepper
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 6 (14.5oz)cans of diced tomatoes
  • 3 (15oz) cans tomato sauce
  • 64 oz beefbroth
  • 3 tsp Italian seasoning


  • Brownground beef, drain fat, reserving ¼ cup.
  • Add peppers, onions, and garlic to reserved fat. Saute for 2 minutes.
  • Pour in diced tomatoes, tomato sauce,beef broth and ground beef.
  • Reduce and simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Addto jars, leaving one inch head space. Wipe rims, add lids and rings (fingertight)
  • Add to pressure canner with hot waterin it.
  • Can for 75 minutes for quarts, 60minutes for pints.
  • Check this link for proper canning times and pressure for your area.
  • *add rice tosoup when you open the jar
    **its greatwith shredded cheese added to the bowl once you open the jar.
Keyword soup, stuffed pepper, unstuffed pepper
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  1. Oh Leisa thank you thank you thank you for this recipe!! I have peppers coming out my ears!!

  2. DEBRA BROWN says:

    5 stars
    I was wondering if adding brown sugar to this is it safe for canning??

  3. Barbara Dumler says:

    5 stars
    Exactly what I was looking for for all of my peppers. Thank you Leisa!!!!

  4. Could I use fresh diced tomatoes instead of canned store bought? Same amount as canned ??

  5. 5 stars
    I’m canning this right now! I just noticed that you didn’t say when to add italian seasoning (I’m assuming at the same time as the broth & tomatoes.). Thanks for the recipe Leisa!

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