finished unstuffed bell pepper casserole

Unstuffed Bell Pepper Casserole


1 Pckg. Jimmy Dean sausage
About 2 lbs hamburger meat (I used lean ground sirloin)
2 to 3 Diced bell peppers (I used 2/12) 
1 Diced Tomato
1 Diced onion (optional)
1 Jar Cheez Whiz
About 2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese
2 Cups cooked rice (I added about 1/2 cup diced bell pepper while boiling rice)
Preheat oven to 350
Brown sausage and hamburger meat in large skillet. Add tomato, bell pepper, onion and cheez whiz to meat mixture. (I remove the cheez whiz lid and place in microwave for about 20 seconds before pouring over the meat mixture). Stir all ingredients until well incorporated and cheez is melted. 
Spray a 9X13 baking pan with non stick spray. Spread rice mixture in the bottom of baking pan. Spread meat mixture on top of rice. 
Cover with foil and bake on 350 for 45 to 50 minutes until bell peppers are tender. Remove from oven add shredded cheese return to oven for about 10 minutes or until cheese is melted.