in a skillet, cook the beef, green pepper, onion and garlic until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the tomatoes and tomato sauce, rice and seasonings. Spread to an ungreased 13"x9"x2 "baking dish. Top with the cabbage and cheese. Cover and bake @350 to 375 degrees until the rice is tender. Yeilds 6 to 8 servings.