My husband loves this casserole; he has nicknamed it 'meat mountain.' Much easier to make than the usual stuffed pepper.

Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
50 mins
total:
1 hr 15 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Melt butter in a large pot over medium heat; cook and stir green bell peppers, onion, and garlic in the hot butter until vegetables are slightly soft, 2 minutes. Stir sausage and ground beef into bell pepper mixture; cook until meat is crumbly and browned, stirring often, 10 to 12 minutes. Drain grease. Season mixture with salt, black pepper, oregano, and garlic powder.

  • Mix diced tomatoes, rice, tomato paste, and Worcestershire sauce into meat mixture and bring to a simmer; cook until heated through, about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Pour mixture into a large baking dish.

  • Whisk tomato soup with water in a bowl until smooth; pour soup over meat mixture. Spread Cheddar cheese over casserole.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until casserole is heated through and Cheddar cheese is browned and bubbling, about 30 minutes.

Cook's Note:

Use 6 small or 3 large green peppers.

Nutrition Facts

512 calories; protein 28.3g 57% DV; carbohydrates 30.1g 10% DV; fat 31g 48% DV; cholesterol 94mg 31% DV; sodium 1467.4mg 59% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (62)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/26/2013
Great and easy recipe. I cut the recipe in half, only used the hamburger, cooked it in a 9x13 pan and it was still enough for our family of four. All of the flavor of stuffed peppers with less work. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/13/2014
Flavor is good. But there is way too much meat!!! I would definitley cut the meat back to 1/2 lb. of each the sausage and the beef and add an extra 1/2 C. rice Read More
(4)
83 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 66
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
05/26/2013
Great and easy recipe. I cut the recipe in half, only used the hamburger, cooked it in a 9x13 pan and it was still enough for our family of four. All of the flavor of stuffed peppers with less work. Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
08/13/2014
Loved this dish! My son and husband went back for thirds - it was that good! I hate it when people change the recipe and then rate their new version, but I'm going to do it anyway, because I don't think I really changed the integrity of the recipe - but you decide. I wanted a richer tomato flavor for the topping so I used tomato sauce instead. And I used 3 cups of cooked rice. That was it - just a matter of preference. This one's a keeper, however you make it. Read More
(14)
Rating: 4 stars
11/09/2013
Great kid and picky eater friendly recipe. Easy to make and not easy to mess up. I didn't have Italian sausage, so I used breakfast sausage. This was still very yummy. Also, I would highly suggest cutting in half or at least down by a third. I served this to 4 girls ages 10 to 16 and myself and still had leftovers, and I cut the recipe down to half. One change: I would suggest using more rice. Read More
(10)
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Rating: 5 stars
11/02/2013
Very forgiving. I messed up and added a whole can of water to the soup topping. No problem. The boys say this is good and please make again. And in case anyone is wondering, I used frozen green pepper (summer garden abundance) and it was good! Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
09/14/2013
This is my favorite recipe on here, this has a lot of flavor Read More
(8)
Rating: 4 stars
12/23/2014
used 3 cans tomato sauce--no soup, one can diced tomatoes, chopped red and yellow pepper--no green. Put cheese on last 10 minutes. Didn't get to take any in for my lunch because it was all gone! Read More
(6)
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Rating: 5 stars
03/27/2014
Delicious! Tastes exactly like a stuffed pepper. My husband doesn't like stuffed peppers - he says there is way too much pepper. He loved it! The only thing I did was added extra rice (our preference), but it would have been just as great with the recommended amount. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
08/09/2015
This is one of my favorite recipes! I make it for dinner at home, as well as for family and church pitch-ins! The only part if this recipe that I have changed up is substituting a large jar of my favorite spaghetti sauce for the tomato paste and crushed tomatoes. It saves me time! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/22/2014
This was very good. I was surprised at how well it all came together. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/13/2014
Flavor is good. But there is way too much meat!!! I would definitley cut the meat back to 1/2 lb. of each the sausage and the beef and add an extra 1/2 C. rice Read More
(4)