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Inside-out Stuffed Peppers

 Inside-out Stuffed Peppers
Our daughters Kimberly and Kristina don't like the way the meat and rice mixture is usually stuffed inside big green peppers. So Kristina added a chopped pepper to the other ingredients in a casserole.—Darlene Brenden, Salem, Oregon
4-6 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 65 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) stewed tomatoes, cut up
  • 1 large green pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese

Directions

  • In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink;
  • drain. Transfer to a greased 2-qt. casserole. Add the next eight
  • ingredients.
  • Cover and bake at 350° for 1 hour or until the rice is tender.
  • Uncover and sprinkle with cheese; cook 5 minutes longer or until
  • cheese is melted. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 276 calories, 12 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 57 mg cholesterol, 516 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 19 g protein.