Cheesy Stuffed Pepper Casserole

I found this on a Facebook recipe page. I’ve modified it as usual. Not by much. Just added a clove of chopped garlic.

Usually when I’m going to plan a meal, I give Bryan two choices. What ever he picks is what I make. So to all the wives who complain about their husbands hating their cooking or complain about it, give him a choice. He’s the man, he’s making the money, he’s the reason why you are cooking, he might as well make the choice of what he feels like eating that day. Besides, he’ll feel like he’s part of the process. That’s all he really wants.

When I brought this idea up, he was all for it.

And then he ate 3 huge bowls of it. If you have a hungry man, this is the perfect casserole for him. It hardly takes any time to make.

Please keep in mind this makes 10 -12 servings.

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Cheesy Stuffed Pepper Casserole

2 cups cooked rice
1 pound of ground beef
2 large green peppers, diced
2 14oz cans of diced tomatoes, drained
4 8oz cans tomato sauce
2 14oz cans of corn, drained
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
1 clove of garlic, chopped
3 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese

DIRECTIONS

Put the rice in a rice cooker and cook it.

While the rice is cooking, brown beef in large pan. Drain fat, put beef in a bowl and set aside.

Set heat at medium and toss in the onions, garlic, and bell pepper. Cook until tender.

When veggies are tender add garlic powder, ground pepper, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, and corn. Bring to boil and then reduce to simmer. Simmer for 5 minutes.

Add rice and beef to pan and mix until it is fully combined.

Pour beef mixture in a 9 x 13 baking dish. Cover mixture with cheddar cheese.

Bake at 350 for 15 minutes.

Serves 11. Calories: 272, Carbohydrates: 27 grams, Sugar: 7 grams, Fiber: 3 grams, Protein: 24 grams

This is a pretty hearty dish with a lot of ingredients. So many, that I couldn’t fit all of it in the bloody baking dish. On the Brightside, what I didn’t use I put in a container and in the freezer it does. There’s enough left over to make a separate mini casserole where all you need to do is add cheese and put it in the oven. Bahahaha. Two meals out of one. Love it.

 

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