Combine beef, crumbs, onions, green pepper, seasonings and ½ cup of the tomato sauce. Pat mixture onto bottom and sides of greased 10-inch pie plate.
Combine rice with remaining tomato sauce and ½ cup of the cheese. Spoon into meat shell.
Bake in moderate oven (350 degrees) for 25 mins. Sprinkle with remaining cheese and bake 5 more minutes or until done.