Deconstructed Stuffed Pepper Bake

Who has time to stuff peppers? No need! All of the delicious components and essence of a stuffed pepper combined into a simple, colorful, delectable dish. Bonus, move over citrus fruits because 1 cup bell pepper provides 200 of your daily Vitamin C.

Ingredients

Ground sirloin 1 Pound
Chopped onion 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Chopped pepper 1 1/2 Cup (24 tbs) (red, green and yellow)
Minced garlic 1 Teaspoon
Salt To Taste
Pepper To Taste
Canned fire roasted tomatoes 14 1/2 Ounce
Instant rice 1 1/2 Cup (24 tbs) (uncooked , try brown rice)
Worcestershire sauce 1 Tablespoon
Dried basil leaves 1 Teaspoon
Dried oregano leaves 1 Teaspoon
Shredded reduced fat sharp cheddar cheese
Canned tomato sauce 15 Ounce
Non stick cooking spray 1

Directions

GETTING READY:

1.Preheat oven to 375F.

2.Coat baking dish with cooking spray.

MAKING:

3.In a large non-stick skillet, cook meat, onion, peppers and garlic 7-10 minutes or until meat is browned.

4.Drain excess fat and season to taste. Stir in tomatoes, uncooked rice, Worcestershire sauce, basil and oregano.

5.Remove from heat, add 2/3 cup cheese, stirring to combine. Transfer to prepared dish. Spread with tomato sauce.

6.Bake 20-25 minutes, uncovered, or until rice cooked. Sprinkle with remaining cheese and return to oven 5 minutes or until cheese melted.

SERVING:

7.Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 45 Minutes
Ready In: 45 Minutes
Servings: 4