Brown ground beef and toss drained beef into soup pot.
Using the left over fat from meat add garlic and onion to pan and cook until translucent. (Because I used such a lean beef there wasn't much fat so I used some of the diced tomato juice to keep from sticking.) After both are translucent scrape the pan into the soup pot.
Next add a bit more diced tomato juice to the pan and add diced green peppers. Cook off a bit- I like mine crisp so I didn't cook them all that long. They still had the bright green color before adding to soup mix.
Add the remaining ingredients to pot.
Simmer on medium with a lid for 30mins.
Cook rice separately and add rice to each bowl when serving. Otherwise the rice will soak up your soup and create more of a mush. Feel free to use any type of rice. I used wild rice for more flavor.
Recipe by Crazy About My Baybah at http://www.crazyaboutmybaybah.com/stuffed-pepper-soup-recipe/