Bacon Cheeseburger (Stove-Top) Casserole

Recipe by Karen..
READY IN: 40mins
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1
    lb uncooked pasta (rotini, rotelle, penne, small "or" medium shells, elbow) or 12 ounces egg noodles
  • 1
    lb bacon
  • 1
    small onions, chopped fine or 2 tablespoons minced dried onion
  • 2
    (10 1/2 ounce) cans condensed tomato soup
  • 1 -2
    teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • 12
    teaspoon pepper (or to taste)
  • 8
    ounces shredded extra-sharp cheddar cheese (I don't suggest using a milder cheese) or 8 ounces sharp cheddar cheese (I don't suggest using a milder cheese)

DIRECTIONS

  • Cook pasta in salted water, drain, rinse and set aside.
  • Cook bacon in microwave or frying pan until crisp and set aside.
  • In a large skillet or deep fryer pan (I use a 12" diam. chicken fryer), brown ground beef and onion over medium heat.
  • Sprinkle with salt and pepper (I do this while my bacon is in the microwave and my pasta is cooking).
  • Drain any grease from beef.
  • Crumble bacon into beef and onion mixture.
  • Add tomato soup and let simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Add pasta and stir until coated and combined well.
  • Sprinkle cheddar cheese over the top and cover.
  • Simmer for 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  • Serve right out of the pan.
  • Enjoy!
  • (You may choose to 1/2 this recipe--we have a big family!).