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Easy Weeknight Stuffed Pepper Casserole

Easy Weeknight Stuffed Pepper Casserole
Written by Ranae Aspen

This time of year, peppers are in season and they are a great value at your local grocery store or farmer’s market.  A family favorite for us is stuffed bell peppers.  This is a wonderful dish but a bit time consuming for a quick weeknight meal.  A great alternative is to use the same ingredients and make it into a casserole.  Here is my version of Stuffed Peppers on a weeknight!

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Ingredients

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Rice and boiling water in lightly greased 9X13 pan.

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Browned hamburger, vegetables and sauce mixed, heated thoroughly and poured on top of rice and broth. Cheese sprinkled over top.

Easy Weeknight Stuffed Pepper Casserole

Add a slice of whole grain bread, tossed salad and fresh fruit, and dinner is served!

Easy Weeknight Stuffed Pepper Casserole
Serves 4
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
35 min
Total Time
45 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
35 min
Total Time
45 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 cups beef broth (I use beef base)
  2. 1 cup rice (not instant)
  3. 1 lb. ground beef
  4. 1 medium onion, chopped
  5. 1 tsp oregano
  6. 1 tsp garlic powder (1 clove garlic)
  7. 2 medium bell peppers seeded and chopped
  8. 3 cups tomato sauce
  9. 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (Monterrey Jack or other favorite cheese)
Instructions
  1. 1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit, lightly grease 9X13 pan
  2. 2. Put rice in bottom of pan and pour boiling beef broth over rice and set aside.
  3. 3. Brown meat, onions and peppers (if you use a clove of garlic, add at this time) until meat not pink and vegetables are tender. Drain off grease.
  4. 4. Add tomato sauce, oregano and garlic powder, heat through and spread mixture over top of rice.
  5. 5. Sprinkle cheese over the top of casserole and bake for 35 minutes or until rice is cooked.
Notes
  1. Add a slice of whole grain bread, tossed salad with a low-fat dressing and fresh fruit with a glass of milk and dinner is served!
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About the author

Ranae Aspen

Ranae Aspen graduated from UNL/UNO with her BS in Consumer Science and Education in 1991and with her Masters of Applied Science in Ag Leadership and Community Nutrition from UNL in December of 2012. Ranae has enjoyed careers in the Health Food industry and in the field of Human Services assisting low-income families with self-sufficiency and nutrition.
She and her husband Dan have two children, Daniel, 15 and Leslie 13. Ranae and family live on a small acreage and they are establishing a fruit orchard, they garden. They share their acreage with their dog Sampson, numerous cats and chickens. Life is busy and Ranae’s passion for sustainable agriculture and nutrition is evident with her blog, Eating Healthy in a Tough Economy, hhttps://raspen2.wordpress.com/ and in her daily life. Julia Child once said, “Find something you’re passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it.” This describes Ranae, her passion runs deep and she loves to share it with the community.