Saturday, July 4, 2009

OLD FASHION LAYERED CASSEROLE

1/2 cup regular rice, uncooked
1 can whole kernel corn
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp black pepper
2 cans (8-oz each) cans tomato sauce
3/4 tomato sauce can of water
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
3/4 lb ground beef, crumbled, browned, drained
4 strips bacon, cut in half
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese, if desired

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a casserole dish, cover the bottom with the rice and add a layer of corn. Layer the ground beef over the corn; sprinkle with the salt and pepper. Layer the onion then bell pepper over the beef. Pour the tomato sauce and water over all. Layer the bacon over the top. Cover dish and bake in a 350 degree oven for 1 hour. Uncover and bake another 30 minutes. 10 minutes before end of cooking time, sprinkle with the cheddar cheese, if desired.

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