Casseroles are a great way to get a nutritious variety of foods. Usually they are easy, fast and inexpensive. Works for my family on all three levels.
1 lb. hamburger
1 green pepper, diced
1 med Onion, diced
2 cups cooked Rice (boil-in-bag works or any kind)
3 cups shredded Mozarella or Provalone cheese
1/4 cup ketchup
1 Tbsp. Chili powder
1 Tbsp. Garlic powder
salt to taste
3 cups tomato juice
In skillet, saute onions,and green pepper until onions turn opaque, add hamburger and brown until no longer pink, drain well. Add chili powder, garlic powder, salt, and ketchup; stir and add tomato juice. Simmer on low heat until it thickens slightly and while fixing rice. Fix the rice according to directions, mix into hamburg mixture, if too dry just add more juice.
In large baking dish place part of rice/hamburg mixture, cover with shredded cheese. Continue to layer ending with cheese. Can place green pepper rings on top (optional).
Put in oven on 350 degree until thoroughly heated and cheese is melted. Can turn broiler on for a few minutes to brown cheese on top if desired. Freezes well.