I love stuffed peppers, but I hate all the work of actually stuffing the peppers. So adapted my mom's stuffed pepper recipe to be a casserole instead. Can't believe I haven't shared this before now!
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Stuffed Pepper Casserole
1 pound ground beef or ground turkey
1/2 cup onion -- chopped
1 can diced tomatoes -- 26 oz. can
1 large green pepper -- chopped
1/2 cup long-grain rice -- uncooked
1/2 cup water
2 teaspoons worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 cup cheddar cheese -- shredded
In a skillet, brown beef; drain. Transfer to a greased 2 quart casserole. Add the next 8 ingredients. Cover and bake at 350 for 1 hour or until rice is tender. Uncover and sprinkle with the cheese; return to the oven until cheese melts, about 5 minutes.
Or assemble casserole in your crockpot. Cook on HIGH for 2 hours or LOW for 4 hours. Top with cheddar cheese 10 minutes before serving.