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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Soup Sunday- Stuffed Pepper Soup

Today's recipe features peppers. I love stuffed green peppers.This soup is like stuffed peppers in a bowl. I always get a craving for them in late summer and early fall. They are a great way to use peppers from the garden.

I did not have any luck growing peppers in my garden this year, but the farmers market is also a good source.  Green peppers are common in the farmers market here in Milwaukee. I buy them in season and freeze them for later use.

To freeze peppers, wash, core and seed. You can cut into bite sized pieces like you would for soup or chili or into strips like you would use for a stir fry. It's convenient to have peppers on hand for a soup or stir fry.

Feel free to use any type of pepper in this soup. They all work well. I liked to added color of using red and yellow peppers.

Stuffed Pepper Soup

1 lb. lean ground beef
1 medium onion chopped
1 can (14 ½ ounce) beef broth
2 cans (15 ounce) tomato sauce
1 can (14 ounce) diced tomatoes.
½ small can tomato paste
2 medium green peppers, chopped in bite pieces
½ large yellow pepper chopped in bite size pieces
½ large red pepper chopped in bite size pieces
1 ½ cups cooked brown rice

In a stockpot, brown the beef and onions until the meat is no longer pink.  Stir in the broth, sauce, diced tomatoes and paste.  Stir in the peppers. Bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat. Simmer for 30 minutes.   Spoon about ¼ of rice into a soup bowl and top with soup.

Makes 6 servings


Chris Wodke at Aquathon National Championship El Reno OK 2014

Chris Wodke
Founder & Manager Team CMT

Chris is a triathlete and long distance runner. She is a three time participant of the Boston Marathon.  In 2012 she finished 2nd at Boston in the Mobility Impaired Division. She was on the course in 2013 when the bombs exploded.

She has appeared three times at the Paratriathlon National Triathlon Sprint Championship. She was the 2012 and 2014 National Champion Paratriathlon Open Division Champion.  She is the 2014
PC Open National Duathlon Champion.

In 2014 she was the PC Open Champion at the Duathlon National Championship. She has qualified to represent Team USA at the Aquathon ITU World Championship in Chicago in 2015.  

 In 2014 she represented  the U.S. as a paratriathlete at the Pan-American Triathlon Championship in Dallas, Texas.

She travels around the country raising awareness of CMT.

She is the author of the book, “Running for My Life” that details her experience as a CMT affected athlete.

You may visit her author page at:

Team CMT is a group of athletes and supporters working to raise awareness and to find a cure for CMT. We have 159 members in 30 states. We also have members in Australia, Scotland, Canada, Vietnam, Turkey, Finland and Iran. If you wish to join us visit our web site; or

CMT or Charcot-Marie-Tooth is the most commonly inherited peripheral neuropathy. It affects over 155,000 Americans (as many as MS).  It is a disease of the nerves that control the muscles. It is slowly progressive, causing loss of normal function and or sensation in the lower legs/feet and arms/hands.

Symptoms include; muscle wasting in the lower legs and feet leading to foot drop, poor balance and gait problems Atrophy in the hands causes difficulty with manual dexterity.

Structural foot deformities such as high arches and hammer toes are common.

Poor tolerance for cool or cold temperatures and many people have chronically cold hands and feet.

Additional symptoms may include fatigue, sleep apnea, breathing difficulties and hearing loss.

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