Stuffed Pepper Explosion Casserole

2 T olive oil
1 lb ground turkey (or ground beef)
1/2 cup onion, chopped
2 bell peppers, chopped
3 cups cooked rice (any variety)
1 14 oz can diced tomato (any variety)
2 cups shredded cheddar, divided
1 T oregano
1 t garlic salt
1/4 t red pepper flakes (optional)
Salt & pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
In medium pan saute onion in olive oil, until translucent.
Add ground turkey and cook thoroughly, approximately 10 minutes. Drain any fat that is in pan.
Add bell pepper to pan, turn heat to medium and cover, stirring occasionally.
When pepper has softened, add spices, tomatoes and salt/pepper to taste. Continue cooking a couple additional minutes to blend flavors.
In large bowl combine: turkey & veggie mixture, rice and 1 1/2 cups cheese, mix thoroughly.
Spoon into greased 9 x 13 casserole dish, covering with foil.
Cook 25 minutes. Remove from oven, remove foil carefully and add remaining 1/2 cup of shredded cheese.
Place back into oven to broil 2-3 minutes to gently crisp cheese.
Serves .


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