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Keto stuffed pepper soup

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Keto stuffed pepper soup is flavorful and nutritious low carb soup with ground beef, red and green peppers cooked with beef broth and tomato. This delicious keto Mediterranean soup is family friendly twist of popular stuffed peppers, just in low carb version.

Stuffed peppers are actually something that is usually linked to summer in my world. In Mediterranean, especially in Balkans, we eat stuffed peppers so often during the summer when pepper season starts. That’s fantastic dish because you can make a huge amount and eat for few days. Just reheat and enjoy!

I love this version of low carb stuffed pepper soup even better, because you can make it even faster. There is no need to stuff the peppers, just cut them and cook with other ingredients.

So easy to prepare, so little time to invest and the taste is so original! Fantastic and inexpensive dish for your keto meal prepping for the working week. You can make it in the instant pot to have it even faster, or in a slow cooker. Fantastically versatile dish.

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HOW TO MAKE KETO STUFFED PEPPER SOUP

This low carb ground beef soup with peppers is really easy to make. Here is what you will need to get a really delicious deep flavor of original Mediterranean stuffed peppers, just in a soup version.

Caramelized onion

As for every dish with ground beef or when I want to get that deep and big flavor, I start with cooking chopped onion on a hot olive oil. You may use lard or another fat, but for this Mediterranean stuffed pepper soup, I use olive oil to be more traditional.

When onion is golden brown and release the flavor and becomes caramelized, add ground beef.

Mediterranean stuffed pepper soup

Brown beef

Ground beef should be also caramelized. I love to caramelize onion first and afterwards to add meat and stir occasionally until beef meat is caramelized too. It should be brown. When ground meat is brown, add peppers chopped in small pieces and minced garlic. Stir for few minutes and add crushed canned tomato, broth, water, salt, pepper and spices, bring it to boil. Stir and cook for 20 minutes, covered, on a medium heat on the stove. If you have time, cook it as long as it’s possible, taste will be better as longer you cook it.

Serving stuffed pepper soup

You may serve it as a soup, just like that, in a bowl and enjoy! If you cook it longer and additionally reduce it you can serve it with cauliflower mash, cauliflower rice or with a slice of some nice keto bread.

It’s great if you sprinkle fresh parsley, chopped spring onion, and add spoon of sour cream or shredded cheddar cheese on top. It will look so good and taste will be even better.

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Keto stuffed pepper soup

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Keto stuffed pepper soup is flavorful and nutritious low carb soup with ground beef, red and green peppers cooked with beef broth and tomato. This delicious keto Mediterranean soup is family friendly twist of popular stuffed peppers, just in low carb version.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • Olive oil 1 TBS
  • Onion chopped 70 g/2.5 oz
  • Ground beef 450 g/1 Lb/16 oz
  • Green or yellow pepper chopped 80 g/2.8 oz
  • Red pepper chopped 145 g/5.12 oz
  • Minced garlic 3 cloves
  • Canned crushed tomato 1 cup/200 ml
  • Beef broth 1.5 cup/300 ml
  • Water 2 cups/400 ml
  • Salt 1/2 tsp or more to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • Ground paprika 1 tsp
  • Turmeric 1 tsp
  • Dried basil 1 tsp
  • Dried oregano 1 tsp
  • Freshly chopped parsley 1 TBS
  • FOR SERVING
  • Sour cream
  • Freshly chopped parsley
  • Spring onion chopped
  • Shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions

  1. In a large pot, heat 1 TBS of olive oil.
  2. When olive oil is hot, add chopped onion and stir until onion is golden brown and caramelized.
  3. When onion is caramelized, add ground beef and stir occasionally until it's brown and caramelized.
  4. Add chopped pepper and minced garlic, stir for few minutes until garlic release all the oils, smell and flavor.
  5. Add crushed tomato, broth and water, salt, pepper and spices (everything except fresh parsley).
  6. Stir and bring it to boil. When starts boiling, cook covered for 20 minutes on medium heat.
  7. After 20 minutes try and add more salt if needed, cook uncovered for 5 to 10 minutes more and add chopped fresh parsley.
  8. Serve hot with some freshly chopped parsley and chopped spring onion on top and a spoon of sour cream or shredded cheddar cheese.
  9. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

5

Serving Size:

2 cups

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 334Total Fat: 28gNet Carbohydrates: 4.6gProtein: 14g

This is for your information only, please calculate your own macros with ingredients you use.

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8 Comments

  • Reply
    TC
    June 7, 2021 at 12:05 pm

    Hi I just want you to know I am 1 of your biggest fans! Your recipes are absolutely amazing, I have made so many of them and there are a few that I have lost count how many times I have made them. I just made the above, it was fabulous.

    Thank you so much for all the love you put into your food and sharing with us, please don’t stop xx

    • Reply
      Family On Keto
      July 2, 2021 at 3:07 pm

      Thank you so much for your wonderful comment. This is so nice to hear.

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    Allison Jelinek
    April 7, 2021 at 1:03 pm

    This recipe is a family favorite! I prefer to use sweet turkey italian sausage instead of ground beef and add a bit of fennel seed too. My boys usually go back for seconds and thirds!

    • Reply
      Family On Keto
      April 13, 2021 at 3:18 pm

      Dear Allison, thank you so much for commenting! It’s great to read this! 🙂

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    Jessica
    March 2, 2021 at 1:24 am

    This was so good, and made my house smell delicious! 😂 Thank you for the recipe!

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    Catherine
    February 27, 2021 at 5:49 am

    Good recipe. My 7 1/2 year old twins really liked it. I wanted a bit more chunky stew consistency so I chopped a medium turnip and added it in. Hubby and I added some extra hot pepper flakes and sour cream to ours. Will make again, but may double. Our family of 4 needed a bit more and I bet it would make great leftovers. This type of dish is usually even better the next day as the flavors meld, but we ate it all!

    • Reply
      Family On Keto
      March 1, 2021 at 2:27 pm

      Thank you for commenting! So happy to hear you like it! 🙂

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