Black-Eyed Pea Casserole
2 packages (6 ounces each) long grain and wild rice mix
2 pounds ground beef
2 medium onions, chopped
2 small green peppers, chopped
4 cans (15-1/2 ounces each) black-eyed peas with jalapenos, rinsed and drained
2 cans (10-3/4 ounces each) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
1-1/3 cups shredded cheddar cheese
In a large saucepan, cook the rice mixes according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook the beef, onions and green peppers over medium heat until the meat is no longer pink; drain.
In a large bowl, combine the peas, soup, rice and beef mixture. Transfer to two greased 2-1/2-qt. baking dishes. Cover and bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until heated through. Uncover; sprinkle with cheese. Bake 5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Males 2 casseroles (10-12 servings each).