Friday, October 18, 2013

Stuff Pepper Soup

It is fall here and Pittsburgh and it is a great time for soup!
 I love cooking soup at home and the house smells amazing!!  

1 lbs. of ground turkey

2 green pepper chopped(cut a few extra to top the soup with)
1/2 cup of onion chopped

1 teaspoon of minced garlic
1 Tablespoon of olive oil
1/4 teaspoon of onion salt

1/4 teaspoon of white pepper
1/4 teaspoon of garlic salt
1/4 teaspoon of oregano leaves
1 teaspoon of low sodium beef broth
4-5 cups of water
1 (28 oz. can) of diced tomatoes (low sodium not drained)
1  cup of brown rice
4 Tablespoons of real Parmesan cheese (not the kind in the shaker)

1/2 cup of low fat cheddar cheese to top the soup with(optional)


First take your onions, garlic, pepper, and olive oil in your pan and turn on medium heat letting it simmer until onions are translucent. Next step is to keep  the heat on medium and add your can of diced tomatoes with out draining them I measure out 1 cup of uncooked brown rice and add it to my pot also 4 cups of water.  Next I add all of the above spices (and Parmesan cheese) onion salt, white pepper , garlic salt, oregano leaves, & sodium beef broth  to the soup and continue to simmer.
Next I use a small nonstick pan to brown my ground turkey still letting my soup simmer on almost a low boil.
After meat is browned it to add it to your soup pot and continue on medium heat to low heat.  As it simmers the soup will get a bit thicker you might need to add another 1/2 cup or 1 cup of water depending on the consistency you want. All to do now is wait, put the lid on and turn heat to low and let all the ingredients simmer together for 45 minutes.  Soup is always better the second day.  Yes you can eat a bowl right after making it but soup always has way more flavor the longer you let it sit!! And this soup freezes well for another day or a easy lunch!!

What is your favorite type of soup to make?  This is a great example of what clean eating is all about.  It's taking a recipes that many of us would all ready make, making a few small changes and then your good to go it's clean and ready to eat

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