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pepper casserole

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Recipe by
Lynnda Cloutier
Mission Viejo, CA

Another popular dish at El Zorro's

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Ingredients For pepper casserole

  • 1 cup salsa, store bought or home made
  • 4 medium green bell peppers
  • 1 cup long grain rice
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/2 lbs. lean ground beef
  • 1 cup chopped onions
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 tsp. salt, 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1 tsp. chili powder, optional
  • 1 1/2 cups tomato sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

How To Make pepper casserole

  • 1
    Quarter peppers. Cook in 2 cups water til soft. Put peppers in buttered 9 x 13 inch baking dish.
  • 2
    Bring 2 1/2 cups water to boil and add the rice and salt. Stir, reduce heat, cover and simmer 20 minutes til liquid is absorbed.
  • 3
    Fry the beef, onions, garlic clove, salt, pepper and optional chili powder in skillet over medium heat. Break up meat and fry til cooked. Drain grease. Mix in cooked rice and tomato sauce. Spoon meat mixture over peppers and sprinkle on cheese. Top with salsa. Bake uncovered in oven at 350 for 30 minutes. Mexican rolls or cornbread goes great with this dish.

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