Beef and pepper casserole

Gluten Free Low Sodium

Using low-sodium tomato sauce and naturally salt-free herbs in this recipe makes it a great option for those watching their salt (sodium) intake.


nonstick cooking spray
1 pound 93% lean ground beef
4 green bell peppers, diced
1 medium onion, diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon dried basil
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 29-ounce can no-salt-added tomato sauce
2 cups cooked brown rice


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Spray a 9-by-13-inch pan with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, brown ground beef over medium-high heat, breaking it up with a wooden spoon or heat-safe spatula. Drain off extra fat. Add peppers,onion, garlic, basil, oregano, thyme and black pepper. Cook until vegetables have softened.
  3. Add tomato sauce and rice. Stir. Pour mixture into prepared pan and bake uncovered for 18 to 20 minutes.
  4. Allow to cool slightly and serve warm.

Makes 6 servings

Carb choices per serving: 2

*Option not included in nutrition facts.

First Published: 10/30/2017
Last Reviewed: 10/30/2017

beef and pepper casserole recipe
You can also use lean ground turkey in place of the beef in this recipe!*
beef and pepper casserole nutrition label