Wapato Stuffed Pepper Soup

Most people say ‘stuffed pepper soup, what is that?’ We then respond ‘it’s like a stuffed bell pepper’ and they say ‘oooooooohhhhh, that makes sense.’ This soup is not spicy but does have optional red peppers if you want a kick. It can be made thicker by omitting 1/2 cup water and we’ve even made stuffed bell peppers with it.

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You will need:

  • 1/2 lb. Hamburger or Ground Turkey
  • 8 oz. can Tomato Sauce

Package Includes:

  • Rice & Bell Pepper Mixture
  • 1 Spice Packet

Directions:

1. In 4 quart saucepan brown meat. Add 3 1/2 cups water, both packets and the tomato sauce.
2. Cover and bring to a boil. Add rice mix and a few crushed peppers at a time to avoid making the soup too spicy.
3. Cover, reduce to simmer for 30 minutes or until rice is soft.
5. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve

Crock pot Directions:
Add 3 1/2 C water, the entire soup mix, tomato sauce and meat to the slow cooker. Cook on low for 2 to 5 hours (maximum). The longer you leave the soup in the slow cooker the more the rice will expand. Enjoy!

Instant Pot Directions:
Reduce water by 1/2 cup. Add water, soup mix and meat to Instant Pot. Lock the lid and seal the valve, set to Soup Mode, or High Pressure. Cook for 10 minutes, allow the pressure to release naturally or manually let the steam off.


Cooking Variations:

Make it Thick: Reduce water by 3/4 C. cook until thick. Serve in tortilla with cheese, sour cream, lettuce, tomato etc.
Vegetable Overload: 10-15 minutes before the soup is finished, add 1/2-1 C zucchini, mushrooms, or bell peppers.
Mix up the Tomato: Try using Mexican chopped tomatoes instead of sauce
Vegetarian: Prepare without meat, if desired, add meat substitute.
Dress it up: Top with cheese and sour cream

You will need:

  • 1 lb. Hamburger or Ground Turkey
  • 15 oz. can Tomato Sauce

Package Includes:

  • Rice & Bell Pepper Mixture
  • 1 Beef Broth Packet
  • 1 Spice Packet

Directions:

1. In 4 quart saucepan brown meat. Add 7 cups water, both packets and the tomato sauce.
2. Cover and bring to a boil. Add rice mix and a few crushed peppers at a time to avoid making the soup too spicy.
3. Cover, reduce to simmer for 30 minutes or until rice is soft.
5. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve

Crock pot Directions:
Add 7 C water, the entire soup mix, tomato sauce and meat to the slow cooker. Cook on low for 2 to 5 hours (maximum). The longer you leave the soup in the slow cooker the more the rice will expand. Enjoy!

Instant Pot Directions:
Reduce water by 1 cup. Add water, soup mix and meat to Instant Pot. Lock the lid and seal the valve, set to Soup Mode, or High Pressure. Cook for 10 minutes, allow the pressure to release naturally or manually let the steam off.


Cooking Variations:

Make it Thick: Reduce water by 1 1/2 C. cook until thick. Serve in tortilla with cheese, sour cream, lettuce, tomato etc.
Vegetable Overload: 10-15 minutes before the soup is finished, add 1-2 C zucchini, mushrooms, or bell peppers.
Mix up the Tomato: Try using Mexican chopped tomatoes instead of sauce
Vegetarian: Prepare without meat, if desired, add meat substitute.
Dress it up: Top with cheese and sour cream
Low Sodium: Discard the beef packet, replace 2 cups of water with low sodium broth or simply add less of the beef packet to reduce the sodium.

Wapato (Wah’-puh-toh)
The town of Wapato lies in the South Central part of Washington State on the Yakama Indian Reservation. The name, Wapato is a Native American word for a plant commonly dug for its starchy roots, something like a potato.

In the early 1900s when it became legal to gain clear titles to Native American lands, Alex McCredy bought 80 acres and platted the townsite. White farmers began to buy and lease reservation lands, and with the aid of Japanese laborers, they turned the sagebrush desert into productive lush farms. The Japanese were brought to the area through the Northwest Development Company. They tended the first Apple orchard on the Yakima Reservation.

In the early 1920’s Filipinos began immigrating to the Yakima Valley. They came with special immigration status as citizens of an American Territory, and had high hopes of pursuing high education. They began to work together in co-ops for mutual, social, and economic benefit, buying land when they were able.

Latino immigration began during WWII when Yakima Valley farmers were in great need of workers. Most of the American young men were in the armed services, others were in defense plants on the coast, and Japanese Americans farmers had been sent to relocation centers. The federal government set up the Bracero Program, which allowed Mexican laborers to enter the United States temporarily for the harvest season. Wapato is a small community with a diverse ethnic heritage. In the fall, people come from all over the state to purchase fruits and vegetables during the harvest season.

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