I love all the flavors in this soup and how well they all meld together. The peppers offer a mellow and faintly sweet flavor, while the tomatoes and beef kick in that flavor that will remind you of a traditional stuffed pepper.
1 pound extra lean ground beef, browned and drained
2 cans (10-3/4 ounces) tomato soup
1 can (14 to 15 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
2 cups broth (chicken, beef or vegetable)
2 bell peppers chopped (I used one green and one red)
1 medium onion, chopped
1 tablespoon Italian Seasoning
1 package (5 to 6 ounces) Spanish rice mix, uncooked
Grated Parmesan cheese for serving, if desired
Combine the cooked ground beef, tomato soup, diced tomatoes, broth, bell peppers, onions and Italian seasoning in your slow cooker. (I used my Ninja 3-in-1 cooker so I could brown the meat then proceed with slow cooking. A 5 or 6-Quart cooker should work.)
Cover and cook on LOW for 3 to 4 hours, until the peppers and onions are soft.
Prepare the rice mix as the package directs. (I needed water and a 14-1/2 ounce can of diced tomatoes for mine.)
Stir the cooked rice mix into the soup and cook on low for 30 minutes more to blend flavors.
Serve with Parmesan cheese sprinkled on top, if desired.