Dec 22, 2008

Un-Stuffed Pepper Bake

We love stuffed peppers!
But sometimes I just don't feel like messing with finding good peppers for stuffing, and all the time and work that goes into stuffing the suckers!
With a family as big as mine, it take a long time!
This way is so much better!
You get the great stuffed pepper taste in a fraction of the time!

Dana's Un-Stuffed Pepper Bake

  • 2lb. lean ground beef
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 (16oz.) cans stewed tomatoes, cut up
  • 1 (16oz.) can tomato sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves , chopped
  • 2 large green pepper, chopped (or more to suite your taste)
  • 1 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 1 cups water
  • 2Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup shredded cheese (or more to suite your taste)
  1. In a skillet, brown beef. season with salt and pepper, Drain.
  2. Transfer to a greased casserole dish. (I use a 13x9)
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients.
  4. Cover and bake at 350°F for 1 hour or until rice is tender.
  5. Uncover and sprinkle with the cheese.
  6. Return to the oven until cheese melts, about 5 minutes.
  7. Enjoy!

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  1. That is a great idea. It looks so yummy too!!!
    I can't believe how much cooking and baking you do. Your amazing!

  2. This looks very yummy... we might have to try it!


  3. Oh, I want to try that. We love stuffed peppers, too!!

  4. You ARE the casserole queen!

    Maybe I can get mom to eat this.

    - your spoiled rotten, "city girl", little sister

  5. This sounds great, and with half the bother of stuffing the peppers. I will try it out soon . We love the stuffed peppers too . Doris

  6. A woman after my own heart! Love the insides of the stuffed peppers, but hate to stuff them! Great idea!

  7. this is like lazy cabbage rolls...a bit different, but i prefer the lazy way with cabbage rolls. not only that, but it's all stovetop and one pot. so much less fussy.

  8. Okay, I really don't have anything to say about the Pepper Caserole...what I want to say is...that Mugshot thing is creepy. Looks like your eyes are rolling around in your head and you're about to morph into some weird being. I've never seen that before...I think I live in a sheltered world.
    Merry Christmas!

  9. Making this tomorrow. Anything with peppers, rice and cheese. I need to send you my Red Beans and Rice bake. Also awesome.

  10. What a great idea! I hate stuffing the darn peppers, so anything to make it simpler, sounds good to me!!

  11. Mmm, that sounds terrific. Thanks for sharing!

  12. This looks great! Definitely going to try it this way.

  13. Wow! I love your site! Thank you for posting these yummy recipe's. My family loves to eat and your recipe's are definitly going to be tried in our home.

    In service for CHRIST,

  14. I do something similar, but I'm going to have to try your recipe!

    Wishing you and yours a Happy Holiday!!

  15. Wow, this sounds and looks amazing! What a perfect dinner to make during the busy workweek! Definitely bookmarking this one for future reference :)
    Love your blog, I find so many delicious recipes I want to try!
    Merry Christmas!

  16. I have made this 3 times in as many weeks...LOVE IT!!! This is going to be my go-to recipe for potlucks, too. Thanks for posting it!

  17. If I cut this recipe in half and put it in a 9X9 pan, would you still bake for an hour?


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