Thursday, July 7, 2011

Unstuffed Bell Pepper Casserole

This is one of the easiest, tastiest casseroles I make, I have submitted it to  two of those cookbooks for fundraisers, but it has never been published. So here it is.  When I had kids at home I doubled this, and if making for a family you can double and make in a pot and transfer to a baking dish, no problem.

Unstuffed Bell Pepper Casserole

1 pound Ground Beef
⅓ cups Diced Onion
1 cup Crushed Tomato (undrained)
⅓ cups White Rice, Uncooked
1 Tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
½ teaspoons Basil
½ cups Water
1 cup diced green pepper
2 c. shredded Cheddar Cheese

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Brown ground beef, onion in  an oven safe skillet ( I use my biggest cast iron one).  Drain grease.

Stir in tomatoes, rice, worcestershire sauce, basil, water, salt and pepper.  Bring mixture to a boil, reduce heat to simmer, cover and let cook about 20 minutes until rice is tender.

Stir in peppers and half of the the cheese.   Top with remaining cheese and pop in  the oven for about 15 minutes, until cheese is melted and bubbly.


Monday, July 4, 2011

Afternoon Delight Mango Salsa

Dear Mango Salsa,

If loving you is wrong, I don't wanna be right.  Want to meet me at lunch for  some afternoon delight?

Bobbie Lynn

I pinned this recipe  at, are you on Pinterest.. don't go, it  is addicting and I am an addict.

When I saw this recipe on  I knew I had to make it immediately, well, as soon as I got mangos, and limes.  Yesterday I got mangos, I forgot the limes.  This morning I got the limes.. and  I will admit I already ate the entire thing, with a spoon, no chips required.  I have plans to make more  go with my leftover chicken fajitas, (fajitas, is why I had no limes for my salsa ) for lunch.

Afternoon Delight Mango Salsa

Based on Recipe by Our Best Bites
1 c. small cubes of mango (about  large mango)
1/2-1 large jalapeno pepper (1/2 without seeds is a nice, mild-medium heat; go from there)
1/4 c. chopped cilantro
1/4 of a medium sweet onion, finely chopped
1 lime, juiced
2 minced garlic cloves
 Sea salt to taste

Chill and eat.. preferrably with chips, but a spoon is acceptable in my house also :)

Mango + halapenos+garlic+onion+lime juice+ salt = YUMMINESS!!
Even I can do that math :)