What’s better than a hot steaming bowl of soup on a cold, Wintery day? Nothing. The answer is nothing.
This soup reminds me of my childhood days, playing in the snow for hours, building snowmen and forts and then coming inside to a hot bowl of tomato soup to help me warm up. The steam from the soup hitting my frozen nose, causing the the sniffling to ensue. With each spoonful of soup, my tummy is overcome with a wave of warmth.
Fast forward to today…After a day of working and running errands in the frigid temperatures, I run inside my house and the aroma of this wonderful soup that has been simmering all day hits my nostrils. I set my stuff down, change into comfy clothes, and am ready to enjoy dinner. The steam from the soup still hits my frozen nostrils and the same sniffling ensues. My still cold body is overcome with warmth at each spoonful.
- 4 Green Bell Peppers
- 20 oz Lean Ground Turkey
- 4 cups low sodium beef broth
- 15 oz can crushed tomatoes
- 2 cups brown rice
- 1 yellow onion
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 clove crushed garlic
- 1 T olive oil
- Dice yellow onion while the olive oil and crushed garlic is heating up in a pan.
- Place onions in the pan and let them sauté for a few minutes before adding the ground turkey. Brown the ground turkey.
- In a crockpot, add the beef broth, green peppers (cut into big pieces), and can of crushed tomatoes.
- Once the turkey and onion are done cooking, add to the crockpot.
- Let cook on high heat for 4 hours.
- Add cooked brown rice at the end if you so wish!
Alternative Cooking Methods: You can also cook this soup on the stove top. Or, f you want to cook this soup over an 8 hour workday, you don't have to brown the turkey on the stovetop first - just put all ingredients right into the crockpot and the turkey can cook in there.
I’m in love with this soup. It’s a total comfort food and perfect for the season. You can cook it in the slow cooker or you can cook it on the stovetop, whatever works best for your schedule!
It’s not full of calories from junk like you get in canned soups. It’s not loaded with sodium. It has a lean protein, vegetables, and if you choose to add brown rice, it has healthy carbs as well! Such a winner.
I hope you try it! You’ll be glad you did!