Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Stuffed Pepper Soup

    For people who say they can't cook, this recipe is legit dummy proof.  There is no way on earth this could be messed up.  It is so simple.  Like,  dumb simple.  All of the ingredients you might already have in your house,  so it's one of those go to quick meals.  It's also clean,  and paleo if you omit the rice.  I added 1/2 cup of rice to each of my prepped meals, because I sometimes need that to feel fuller longer.

Stuffed Pepper Soup
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Serves: 6-7

1 1/2 pound 80/20 ground beef (you can use organic or 90/10,  if your rich)
3 small green peppers, diced
1 yellow onion, diced
3 cloves of garlic, diced
28 ounce can of diced tomato
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp red pepper flakes
salt, pepper for seasoning
3 tbsp tomato paste
1 cup water

1.  Heat a nonstick pot over medium high heat.
2.  Add ground beef and allow to cook until no longer pink,  about 5 minutes.
3.  While the meat is cooking,  dice all of your veggies.
4.  Drain fat from meat, reserving about 2 tsp in the pan.
5.  Add in green peppers and allow to saute for 5-7 minutes,  until softened.
6.  Season with salt and pepper.
7.  Add onions and garlic,  allow to cook for about 5 minutes.
8.  Add red pepper flakes and cumin.  Season again with pinch of salt
and pepper.
9.  Add tomato paste,  mixing it into the meat and vegetable thoroughly.
10.  Add diced tomatoes and water.
11.  Cover and allow to cook for 45 minutes.
12.  Serve with brown rice or quinoa---additionally add cheese if you are not paleo and like cheese.  If you don't like cheese,  you are the equivalent of Satan.