So, it’s been forever since I’ve posted. Things have been a little crazy around here, and the time I generally spend inventing and trying out new recipes seems to have gone out the window.
But good news! In an effort to find some healthy comfort food in this whirlwind of a month, I came up with this roasted red pepper soup. Seriously. What could be better after a stressful day at work than to come home to an easy-to-prepare, deeply flavorful bowl of soup?
This soup takes maybe 30 minutes to throw together and, assuming you check all your labels carefully, it’s Whole30 and Paleo friendly! Feel free to sub in whatever veggies you have in the fridge! I’m pretty sure just about anything would be good in this.
Roasted Red Pepper Soup
- 1 jar roasted red peppers
- 1 24 oz can diced tomatoes
- 1 6 oz. can tomato paste
- 1 pound ground beef
- 3 cups vegetable broth (check your labels if you’re doing a Whole30!)
- 1 cup mushrooms, sliced
- 1 medium yellow onion, diced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tsp. dried oregano
- 1 tsp. dried basil
- 1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper
- 1 tbls. olive oil
- salt and pepper to taste
- Heat a large pot over medium heat with the tablespoon of olive oil. When the olive oil is warm, add the onion and garlic, sautéing until soft and fragrant, 3 minutes.
- While the garlic and onion cook, pour the contents of the jar of roasted red peppers into a food processor. Pulse until the peppers reach a smooth, liquidy consistency. (That sounds gross, but I promise it will be good).
- Add the ground beef to the pot with the onion and garlic and continue to cook on medium heat until well browned. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Add the mushrooms, oregano, basil, and crushed red pepper to the pot. Cook, stirring, 3-4 minutes.
- Add the vegetable broth, crushed tomatoes, roasted red peppers, and tomato paste, stirring until well combined. Taste the soup and adjust the spices accordingly.
- Let the pot simmer for 20 minutes, or until the soup is heated through and the flavors have begun to deepen.
- Curl up, sip your soup, and let the stress of the day melt away.