Sunday, March 28, 2010

Leftover Love

I have a love-hate relationship with leftovers.  On the one hand, they’re great for a quick and easy meal.  On the other hand, they’re boring.  I hate eating things two days in a row.  Yesterday, I came up with a great recipe to use up the rest of the stuffed peppers I had from Friday’s dinner.  It was easy, just requiring a few more ingredients, and it enhanced the flavor of the peppers.  Read on for a great leftover solution for stuffed peppers! 

Spicy Stuffed Pepper Soup
Serves 4

2 leftover stuffed peppers
1 14 oz. can diced tomatoes
1 c. chicken stock
1 tbs. tomato paste
1 tsp. chili powder
½ tsp. oregano
½ tsp. red pepper flakes
¼ tsp. cayenne pepper
¼ tsp. cumin
salt and pepper
1 bay leaf
½ c. dry white wine

Chop the peppers into bite sized pieces.  Place in a large pot with the chicken stock, tomatoes, tomato paste over medium heat.  Add the herbs and bring to a boil.  Reduce heat and simmer for an hour, covered.  Add the white wine during the last 20 minutes.  Serve with crusty bread.


  1. Yum! I have a weight watchers recipe for stuffed pepper soup very similar to this. Have fun at the welcome to the building dinner...I'm sure E will love it!

  2. What a great idea to turn your leftovers into a great soup.