I made this because I got an awesome new casserole dish set from Stephanie, Karl, and AJ for Christmas. My search started by Googling "best casserole recipes." I didn't find much and tried Tasty Kitchen instead of Google. I decided I needed to be more specific and ended up with the stuffed green pepper casserole recipe. There were lots to choose from (did you know people put corn in their stuffed peppers?!!?), but I opted for a super easy one.
Stuffed Green Pepper Casserole
Adapted from: Robbie's Recipes
1 lb lean ground beef
1 medium chopped onion
1 chopped green pepper
1 C cooked rice
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp garlic powder
2 cans (8 oz each) tomato sauce
3 medium green peppers - sliced lengthwise
1/2 C shredded mozzarella cheese
Brown meat, onion, and chopped peppers in skillet, stirring occasionally. Drain off fat.
Stir in rice, salt, garlic salt, and 1 can of tomato sauce; heat through.
Spray a 9" X 9" X 3" baking pan with cooking spray and line with 1/2 the sliced peppers. Pour half of meat mixture over peppers. Layer remaining sliced peppers on top of meat mixture. Pour remaining meat mixture on top. Pour remaining tomato sauce over meat mixture.
Cover with foil and bake in a 350 degree oven for 45 minutes.
Uncover and bake an additional 10 minutes.
Sprinkle with cheese and bake an additional 5 minutes.
The verdict: Liked it and will make it again. It would be a great dish to make the night before and pop in the oven right after work. It would also be a great dish to make and deliver to a friend (for baking in the comfort of their own oven).
And, in case you were wondering. . . we ate the stuffed green pepper casserole with some yumm-o biscuits.
Cheddar Bay Biscuits
from my own recipe boz
Makes 12 biscuits
2 C biscuit / baking mix
1/2 C shredded cheddar cheese
2 garlic cloves, minced
2/3 C milk
4 Tbsp butter, melted
1/2 tsp garlic powder
Preheat oven to 450.
Combine biscuit mix, cheese, minced garlic, and milk. Stir with a fork until moistened.
Drop by tablespoon onto baking sheet.
Bake 9 - 11 minutes or until golden brown.
Melt butter and add garlic powder. Brush mixture over biscuits.
The verdict: These have been a long-time favorite in our kitchen. They taste just like Red Lobster. Brad always begs me to only make half a batch, though, because otherwise we eat all 12 of them (hanging head in shame)!