Stuffed Pepper Casserole!

Stuffed Pepper Baked

Stuffed Pepper Casserole! By: Kecia’s Flavor Breakthrough! Serves and army! Or four with left overs! When we returned from vacation I notice my peppers had gone crazy! I thought that I would make stuffed peppers, but now I am just lazy… So, I decided to make it a casserole instead. A little easier and it won’t take quite as long! But, I knew it would make my Honey happy, because he loves stuffed peppers. And it did! This was a really tasty meal. And the left overs? Even better!

Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 cup whole grain rice
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • 1/2  pound ground beef
  • 1/2  pound Italian sausage
  • 2 green bell peppers, diced
  • 1 sweet onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp. Italian Herb paste
  • 2 cups diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups tomato sauce
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • ¾ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ¼ cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 2 tsps. Italian Seasoning

Preheat oven to 350° F

Browned

Place rice and water in pan and bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer 10 minutes.  Set aside In large skillet brown meat then drain.

Peppers and Onions

Return to skillet. Add peppers and onions; cook until onion becomes slightly translucent.

Herbs and Spices

Add garlic and herb paste, cook an additional minute until it becomes fragrant.

Rice

Stir in rice, tomatoes, sauce and salt and pepper.

Casserole

Pour into a large casserole dish that has been coated with cooking spray.  Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 30 – 45 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.

Cheese

Remove foil and sprinkle cheeses over the top, sprinkle with Italian seasoning.

Stuffed Pepper Casserole!

Place back in oven uncovered for 10 minutes or until cheese is hot and bubbly! Let stand for 10 minutes, serve hot!

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