Taco Stuffed Pepper Casserole
Cheesy and meaty with a zesty flavor from homemade taco seasoning, this casserole has just the right balance of ground beef, peppers, rice, and cheese!
Stuffed Peppers are a go-to for us and this great variation has a yummy tex-mex flavor! This casserole is quick and easy to put together. Prep only takes minutes, and using instant rice means it cooks fast! Extra ingredients (and veggies) can be added to stretch this dish even further. Corn, black beans or pinto beans, or zucchini (or even extra peppers) are all good choices.
Stuffed Pepper Casserole only uses a handful of ingredients! This recipe uses ground beef with Homemade Taco Seasoning. Ground chicken, ground turkey or shredded rotisserie chicken would taste great too! Fresh bell pepper, onion, and tomatoes are loaded into this casserole. Feel free to add corn, jalapenos or some beans to stretch this dish even further! Instant rice is the perfect addition to this casserole! Out of instant rice? To use long-grain white rice, cook the rice in broth on the stove according to package directions or use leftover rice. If using cooked rice, do not add broth to the casserole. Try tomato basil rice for a delicious twist! This casserole is topped with cheddar cheese, but any cheese will taste great. Use Tex-Mex or Monterey Jack for an extra kick!
Want more spice? Add some chili powder or try swapping the tomato paste for homemade enchilada sauce! A Mexican-inspired casserole that is sure to be the family's new favorite!
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 onion diced
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1 package taco seasoning
- ⅓ cup water
- 3 bell peppers any color, diced
- 14 ounces diced tomato with juice
- 8 ounces tomato sauce
- 2 cups instant rice (Minute Rice)
- 1 ⅔ cups beef broth
- 1 cup cheddar cheese