Thursday, July 30, 2009

Stuffed Green Pepper Casserole

Growing up, my mom made stuffed green peppers a lot. I'd always ask her to make extra "stuffing" because that was really the only part I liked. She'd serve me the pepper and I'd scoop out the inside, put extra cheese over it and then eat it. When Todd and I got our own first house, I just followed my moms recipe, yet after the meal, there sat Todd and I's green peppers that neither of us touched. Yes, we both eat like a 5 year old child!

So one day Todd asked why I didn't just make this into a casserole. He said he's probably like the peppers better if they were mixed in. He figured he liked green peppers on a pizza, but it was because it was all mixed in. So I search all over the internet but found nothing that was exactly like my moms, so I came up with my own. It's super simple, yet delicious and semi healthy at least. Luke LOVES it now too!

Stuffed Green Pepper Casserole
1 lb lean ground beef or ground turkey
small package frozen corn kernals
2 cups prepared brown or white rice
3-4 green peppers, cut into thin strips
1 large can tomatoe sauce
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

1. Preheat oven to 350 degree F. Brown ground beef or ground turkey in a skillet until browned. You could add a little onion to this if you'd like.

2. Mix 2 cups prepared rice, ground beef, green pepper strips, corn, 1/4 cup cheese, and tomatoe sauce. Stir to mix up and place in a baking dish.

3. Top with cheese. Place in oven and bake for 45 minutes. Enjoy!



3 comments:

Karen said...

That looks amazing. I love stuffed peppers and this looks like such a great twist on a classic!!!!

Lauren said...

So, I have a lot of peppers growing and this looks like a great way to use them up. I plan on trying this next week.

Thanks!
Laroogirl from the bump

Trọng said...

I have a lot of peppers growing and this looks like a great way to use them up.
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