Monday, November 3, 2014

Unstuffed pepper casserole

1 bell pepper chopped
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1/2 pound ground beef or turkey
1- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/4 tsp pepper
15 ounce can diced tomatoes or 1 fresh tomato chopped
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 tsp dried oregano
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 cups water
3/4 cup brown rice
1/2 cup shredded cheese

Brown meat, onions and peppers in olive oil. Drain fat off mixture. Add the remaining ingredients except the cheese. Bring mixture to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 40- 45 minutes or until rice is soft.

Remove from heat, add half of cheese mixture. Put mixture in a casserole dish, top with remaining cheese. Bake uncovered at 375 for 15-20 minutes.