Betty Mayfield's Beef Casserole

Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 35 mins

My sister and I used to request this recipe often. Mom never seemed to make it often enough... we loved it! I'm not sure where my Mom got the recipe, but I think Betty Mayfield was a past Miss America? Not sure!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown ground beef; drain.
  2. Add salt, sugar, tomatoes, tomato sauce, garlic and pepper.
  3. In a mixing bowl, combine cooked egg noodles with sour cream, cream cheese and green onions.
  4. In a greased 3-quart casserole dish, arrange meat mixture and noodle mixture in alternate layers.
  5. Top with cheese.
  6. Cover and bake at 350F for 35 minutes.
  7. I serve this casserole with a fresh salad and hot garlic bread!
  8. Enjoy!
Most Helpful

This is a great "comfort" food. Reminded me of a childhood dish that I can't quite place... Yummy..

podapo January 25, 2003

And wouldn't it be amazing if we could see where these recipes go as they are handed around? In 1990, a friend sent me a page from a magazine (about country singers,) with some sour dough recipes on it. On the other side of the page was basically the same recipe as this one. The spices have been tweaked, in fact I added a tsp. of dried basil myself. The magazine recipe listed ground elk OR beef....and at that time I had an abundance of elk meat in the freezer. It works well with either. I simmer the meat/tomato mixture in the skillet before layering with the noodles in a 9 x 13 pan. I start with the noodles then the meat, and repeat layers, then top with cheese. This method keeps the noodles from getting crunchy as they bake. People get a nice surprise when they think they're having lasagna when they take their first bite. I'm glad Betty shared the recipe with you. It's just MAH-VELOUS! Thanks for sharing, Kim.

Breez June 16, 2004

I fixed this for dinner tonight and it was delicious. The only changes I made was I added a little bit more cheese to the top; other than that I didn't change a thing. Definitely a keeper, thanks for posting this.

carolinafan March 28, 2004