One pot casserole with the flavors of stuffed peppers, prepped in minutes.
If you have been around here a while you know how much I love stuffed peppers! I will turned them into about anything —
A couple of weeks ago, I was ready to make stuffed peppers using some of the fabulous peppers from my son’s garden. He had picked all of them right before it got cold. He had LOTS of them. They were beautiful peppers, but they were really long and skinny, I wasn’t sure how I was going to stuff them. So, I sliced a bunch of them and made my stuffed peppers casserole style instead!
I layered rice, meatballs, tomatoes and peppers in my dutch oven, and baked it up. It was AMAZING!
Next time give it a try and see what your family thinks!
- 2 pounds lean ground beef
- 4 medium bell peppers, sliced
- 4 cups minute rice (I used brown)
- 32 ounces beef stock
- 1 can tomato sauce
- 1 can diced tomatoes (don't drain)
- Salt and Pepper
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 2 quart casserole dish with non-stick spray.
Prepare minute rice as directed on box, using beef stock instead of water.
Ball ground beef into meatballs.
Spread half of the rice into the bottom of the dish, lay meatballs on top, sprinkle with half of the peppers, pour can of tomato sauce over the top. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Top with remaining rice, sprinkle with remaining peppers, pour diced tomatoes over the top, sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Place lid on dish, bake for 90 minutes.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 412 Total Fat: 15g Saturated Fat: 5g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 7g Cholesterol: 101mg Sodium: 683mg Carbohydrates: 31g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 5g Protein: 38g