Unstuffed Pepper Casserole

Easy Un”Stuffed” Pepper Casserole

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 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon 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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A quick and easy casserole that's sure to be a crowd pleaser!
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Recipe type: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4-6 servings
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 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon 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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Like many, JB works a day job with a silly commute but dreams of a life filled with leisure and goats. In her free time she enjoys playing with plants, experimenting with recipes, and tackling DIY projects of all kinds. She sporadically collects mineral specimens, parakeets and new hobbies.

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