One-pot meals are growing increasingly popular, and that’s not surprising because they’re so easy to prepare and clean up. This Stuffed Pepper Casserole is delicious—packed with beef, peppers, onions, and seasoned to perfection. Plus, you’ll have plenty of leftovers to enjoy later in the week.
Ingredients• 1 pound ground beef (90% lean) • 2 cups diced bell peppers • 1/2 cup diced yellow onion • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning • 1/2 teaspoon salt • 1/4 teaspoon pepper • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped • 2 cups beef broth • 1 can diced tomatoes, undrained • 1 can (8 ounce) tomato sauce • 1 tablespoon soy sauce • 1 cup uncooked white basmati rice • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese or cheddar cheese blend
Add the beef, bell peppers, onion, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper to a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Cook for 8-10 minutes, stirring frequently until the beef is browned and the veggies are softened.
Add the garlic, stirring until fragrant (about 1 minute).
Reduce the heat to medium, and add the beef broth, tomatoes, tomato sauce, and soy sauce. Stir until the mixture is well combined, and heat to a boil.
Add the uncooked basmati rice and upon returning to a boil, reduce the heat to low. Cover the Dutch oven and allow to simmer for 25 minutes, or until the rice is tender.
Remove the dish from heat, and stir in 1 cup of shredded cheese. Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top and cover, allowing the cheese to melt (about 3-5 minutes).