Easy Un”Stuffed” Pepper Casserole

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Unstuffed Pepper Casserole

Unstuffed Pepper Casserole

Stuffed peppers are yummy – but unstuffed pepper casserole is even better!  Who has time to blanch peppers and bake them for an hour?  Here’s a quick and easy recipe for a casserole that tastes like stuffed peppers.  This recipe is sure to become a family favorite!  My partner doesn’t care that much for stuffed peppers, but he sure likes the casserole.  The night after making it I came home from work looking forward to having leftovers, but he had polished it off for breakfast.

Ingredients

1 pound ground beef
2-3 green bell peppers
14 oz can tomato sauce
1 cup instant rice
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese (divided)
2 tablespoons chopped onion
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
2/3 tablespoon salt
1/4 tablespoon black pepper

Unstuffed Pepper Casserole

Unstuffed Pepper Casserole browning in skillet

Unstuffed Pepper Casserole

Unstuffed Pepper Casserole going into the oven

 

 

 

 

 

 

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  2. Brown ground beef in large skillet
  3. Add peppers and onions to ground beef and saute until soft (4-5 minutes)
  4. Drain grease from skillet
  5. Mix in tomato sauce, instant rice, 1/4 cup cheddar cheese, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper
  6. Transfer mixture to 7″ x 11″ glass baking dish (or similar) and bake covered for 30 minutes
  7. Remove cover, add remaining 1/4 cup cheddar cheese, and bake an additional 5 minutes, or until cheese is melted
  8. Remove from oven and let stand 5 minutes before serving

This hearty meal will stand on its own or add a side salad.

Enjoy!

Easy Un"Stuffed" Pepper Casserole
 
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Recipe type: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
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A quick and easy casserole that's sure to be a crowd pleaser!
Ingredients
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2-3 green bell peppers
  • 14 oz can tomato sauce
  • 1 cup instant rice
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese (divided)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • ⅔ tablespoon salt
  • ¼ tablespoon black pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  2. Brown ground beef in large skillet
  3. Add peppers and onions to ground beef and saute until soft (4-5 minutes)
  4. Drain grease from skillet
  5. Mix in tomato sauce, instant rice, ¼ cup cheddar cheese, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper
  6. Transfer mixture to 7" x 11" glass baking dish (or similar) and bake covered for 30 minutes
  7. Remove cover, add remaining ¼ cup cheddar cheese, and bake an additional 5 minutes, or until cheese is melted
  8. Remove from oven and let stand 5 minutes before serving

 

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