Rice and Beef De Roma

Serves 8 (1 Cup Each)
This recipe appeared on the Carolina® box in the 1970's.

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1 lb ground meat
1/2 cup onion, chopped
1/4 cup green bell pepper, diced
1 each minced garlic
1 tsp salt
1 tsp dried parsley flakes
1/2 tsp fresh oregano leaves
1/2 tsp fresh basil leaves
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1 can (8 oz.) tomato sauce
1 can (28 oz.) whole stewed tomatoes
3 cups rice, white, cooked, long grain
1 lb cream-style cottage cheese
1/3 cup Parmesan cheese

Cooking Directions

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Brown ground beef in skillet. Drain off excess fat. Stir in onion, green pepper, and garlic. Sauté until tender. Add seasonings, tomato sauce, and tomatoes. Simmer 5 minutes to blend flavors.

Into buttered 3-quart baking dish, layer the cooked rice, cottage cheese, and meat sauce. Bake uncovered at 350°F for 30-minutes. Remove and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Bake additional 10-minutes.