Picadillo Stuffed Pepper Casserole
If you want to make a delicious dinner without spending too much time in the kitchen, then you should try this Picadillo Stuffed Pepper Casserole. It is made with green peppers and is stuffed with a sweet and savory filling of ground beef seasoned with garlic, cumin, cinnamon, raisins, almonds, tomatoes and picante sauce. It is baked until tender and topped with shredded Cheddar cheese to make a flavorful Latin-American dish. It only takes 30 minutes to bake, which makes it the perfect dinner to prepare after a long day at work.
Cooking Time30 min
Cooking Vessel Size2-quart baking dish
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder (or 1 small clove garlic, minced)
- 1 can stewed tomatoes
- 1/2 cup picante sauce
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/3 cup raisins
- 1/3 cup toasted slivered almonds
- 2 medium green peppers, seeded and cut into lengthwise quarters
- 2 ounces shredded Cheddar cheese
- Fresh basil leaves
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Cook ground beef and garlic in a 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat until the beef is well browned, stirring often to break up the meat. Stir tomatoes, picante sauce, cumin, cinnamon, raisins and almonds in the skillet. Cook until the mixture is hot and bubbling.
Arrange peppers in a 2-quart casserole dish. Spoon ground beef mixture over peppers. Cover the dish.
Bake for 25 minutes or until peppers are tender. Uncover the dish. Top with cheese. Bake for 5 minutes or until cheese melts. Garnish with basil.
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