Crockpot Stuffed Pepper Soup

photo 1With Fall here and Winter around the corner, all I can think about is soup! This is a fabulous and easy recipe for a delicious Fall and Winter soup.

Ingredients:

1 lb ground beef, cooked and drained

1 cup cooked rice

2 cups chopped bell peppers

1 16oz jar salsa (and spice level)

1 28oz can Crushed tomatoes

2 cups beef broth

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon oregano

Instructions:

After cooking ground beef and rice, add to crockpot. Add chopped peppers and all other ingredients to the pot. Stir well. Cook on low for 3-4 hours or on high for 6-8 hours.

Serving suggestion: serve with freshly grated cheese on top

*NOTE: this is almost more of a stew than a soup. If you would like a thinner soup, add 1 more cup of beef broth.

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Easy Pizza Dough

Easy Pizza Dough

Ingredients:
1 package dry yeast
1 cup warm water (105-115 degrees Fahrenheit)
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 & 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

Instructions:
In medium bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Stir in remaining ingredients. Beat vigorously (about 20 strokes). Let rest 5 minutes.

*To Make Pizza*
Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
With floured fingers, pat dough into two 11 inch ungreased pizza pans OR into one standard cookie sheet pan. Dough may tear, but small holes are okay (the dough will rise and fill these holes when it bakes).
Spread dough with your favorite sauce and toppings.
Bake in preheated oven for 20-25 minutes.

I mixed ground beef in my sauce before topping with cheese. It was delicious! Try using peppers, pepperoni, bacon, pineapple, or other tasty toppings!