2 tablespoons olive oil
4 medium green bell peppers, diced
1 large yellow onion, diced
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 pound ground beef
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves, chopped
1 teaspoon dried oregano
4 cups low-sodium beef broth
One 14.5-ounce can diced tomatoes
One 14.5-ounce can crushed tomatoes
3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 cup cooked white rice
Shredded Cheddar, for serving
Chopped fresh parsley, for serving
Heat the oil in a medium pot over medium-high heat. Add the bell peppers, onion, 1/2 teaspoon salt and a few grinds of pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are softened, about 7 minutes.
Add the ground beef and cook, breaking up the meat with a wooden spoon and stirring occasionally, until no longer pink, about 3 minutes.
Add the garlic, thyme and oregano. Cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the beef broth, diced tomatoes, crushed tomatoes, Worcestershire, 1/2 teaspoon salt and a few grinds of pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer until flavors are blended, about 5 minutes.
Stir in the rice and cook until warmed through, about 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
Ladle the soup into bowls and top with some Cheddar and parsley.