Sunday, December 6, 2015

Cajun Stuffed Bell Pepper Casserole + Bayou Boogie

Now that we are finally getting some regular cool fronts, I am starting to feel like cooking again. The bell peppers were on sale at my local produce market and instead of the usual stuffed bell peppers that I usually make, I decided on a scrumptious casserole that I had at a recent family gathering. It's chocked full of delicious, spicy flavors and and so easy for those busy days.  Pair with a nice garden salad and my jalapeno cornbread, (recipe below) for an easy and delicious week night meal. Cest bon, cher!

Cajun Stuffed Bell Pepper Casserole

1 lb. lean ground beef
3 or 4 bell peppers, coarsely chopped
1 can Rotel tomatoes with green chilies
1 cup of fresh,  frozen, or canned corn
2 tsp.'s minced garlic
1 small onion, finely chopped
2 tbs.'s fresh parsley, choped
1 tsp. or more Cajun seasoning
1 tbs. Worcestershire sauce
1 can cream of mushroom soup + 1/2 soup can of water
2 cups cooked rice
1 cup shredded cheese, divided

In large skillet, on medium heat, brown ground beef with Cajun seasoning and drain excess oil. Add chopped onions, bell peppers, tomatoes, corn, and garlic, and stir fry for 10 minutes. Add the Worcestershire sauce, cream of mushroom soup, and water, stir well and cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Stir in half of the cheese and mix well.

Add the cooked rice to the meat mixture and mix gently. Transfer to a buttered casserole dish, and top with other half of the cheese and bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes or until bubbly and cheese is melted.  Serves 6

Jalapeno Cornbread

Bayou Boogie
Here's another little clip that I took at Festival Acadiens. Roddie Romero and the Hub City All Stars were really revving it up and the crowd was loving this band. Let the good times roll, cher!

Wishing ya'll a fun and happy week! Merci beaucoup for passing by!


Big Dude said...

Sounds really good and I prefer the casserole to regular stuffed peppers

Eddie Bluelights said...

Another Marguerite treat just before an energetic boogie . . . :)

sandra hagan said...

This is a winner. I make Bohemian grits with rotel tomatoes, grits, shredded cheese!!! Yum.

Kittie Howard said...

I love grits however it's made, but this sounds extra delicious! Also want to wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I hope all of life's blessings are yours, Cher!