Wednesday, August 3, 2011
20110803 Campers Casserole
(SOURCE: SimpleDailyRecipes.com - Campers Casserole)
It has been a while since I tried out new recipes as I had been feeling tired for the last months. I start to feel a bit more energetic these days, so it is time to get back into the kitchen. It has been grey and rainy all day, so I wanted something warm and filling for dinner. Looking at one of my favorite food blogs, Simple Daily Receipes, I found this dish that is so easy to make. Only 10 minutes of preparation, then the oven did all the work for you. As Jill suggested on her food blog that this dish needs a bit more spices, I have added some green bell pepper and fresh basil leaves. This was really yummy, but I find the combination of rice and cheese a bit odd.
450g ground beef
1 medium onion, diced
1 green bell pepper, diced
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 tsp chilli powder
400g can of kidney beans
800g can of diced tomatoes
handful of basil leaves
1 cup grated cheese
salt and pepper
1. Heat the oven to 175 degree C. Puree the diced tomatoes and basil leaves. Season with some salt and pepper. Set aside.
2. Brown the beef, onion, green bell pepper, and garlic in a pan over medium heat. Season with chilli powder, salt and pepper. Stir in kidney beans and rice. Transfer everything to a casserole dish.
3. Pour the pureed tomatoes over the casserole. Cover and bake in the oven for 40 minutes.
4. Uncover, sprinkle with grated cheese, and bake for another 10 to 15 minutes.