CHILIE RICE CASSEROLE
*1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
*1 large yellow onion, chopped
*1 green bell pepper, chopped
*1 red bell pepper, chopped
*3 garlic cloves, minced
*1 (1.25 ounce) package chili seasoning
*1 (30 1/2 ounce) can chili mix
*1 teaspoon chili powder
*1 teaspoon black pepper
*1 teaspoon salt
*1 quart stewed tomatoes
*1 (46 ounce) can tomato juice
*1 cup water
*1 1/2 cups rice
*2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
*sour cream (optional)
*green onions, chopped (optional)
~In a large dutch oven, over medium heat, cook ground beef, onion, green bell pepper, red bell pepper & garlic until beef is browned.
~Drain any grease.
~Add salt, pepper, chili seasoning, chili mix, chili powder, stewed tomatoes, tomato juice & water.
~Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 2-4 hours.
~Add rice, cover and cook for 15 minutes.
~Preheat oven 350 degrees.
~Pour chili into a lasagna pan (12x15 inch).
~Sprinkle cheese over top.
~Bake for 20-30 minutes.
~Serve and add a dollop of sour cream & sprinkle with green onions.
`cook in slow cooker for 5-6 hours. Add rice 2 hours before serving. Sprinkle cheese on after serving.