1 lb lean ground beef or ground turkey
2-3 green peppers, chopped coarsely
3 cloves of garlic, chopped
750 ml can of tomato sauce
1 cup cooked rice
1 cup cooked barley (you could use all rice, but we used the 1/2 and 1/2)
1 cup shredded cheese (we used a combo of mozzarella and parmesan)
salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 350F
- Meanwhile, Saute beef with the chopped peppers and garlic until meat is cooked through.
- Add tomato sauce, cooked rice and barley, and 3/4 cup of cheese. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Stir to combine.
- Spoon into 2-litre casserole dish; top with remaining cheese.
- Bake for 25 minutes.
NOTE: We also added about 1/2 cup chopped tomatoes from the garden.