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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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Ranae Aspen

Ranae Aspen lives in the middle of Nebraska in the heartland of America. She shares her home with her husband Dan, and teens Daniel and Leslie. Sunset Acreage is home to fruit trees, chickens, cats and rescue dog Sampson. Ranae is passionate about sustainable living and sharing her life’s journey to help others thrive in this crazy thing called life. She loves writing!  You can connect on Facebook at  https://www.facebook.com/ranaeaspenwriter/  You can also find her blog all about Sunset living at https://raspen2.wordpress.com/ .