Beef Noodle Casserole

Recipe by Kaccy G.
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READY IN: 1hr 55mins
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Combine the seasoning mix ingredients thoroughly in a small bowl.
  • Makes 1/4 cup plus 1-1/4 teaspoon.
  • Cook the noodles al dente according to package directions.
  • Rinse under hot water, then cold water, and drain.
  • Pour 1 teaspoon of the oil into your hands and rub into the noodles.
  • Sprinkle 2 teaspoons of the seasoning mix over the noodles and blend well with your hands.
  • Place the ground sirloin in a bowl, add 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon of the seasoning mix, and blend it in well with your hands.
  • Combine the cream cheese, sour cream, line juice, green onions and parsley in a bowl and mix thoroughly with a spoon until completely blended.
  • Heat the remaining 2 tablespoons oil in a 10-inch skillet over high heat until very hot, about 4 minutes.
  • Add the onions, celery, garlic and the remaining seasoning mix and cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are golden brown and sticking to the bottom of the skillet, about 7 to 8 minutes.
  • Add 1/2 of the cup of beef stock, scrape the crust from the bottom of the skillet, and cook until another crust forms on the skillet bottom, about 3 minutes.
  • Add another 1/2 cup stock, scrape up the crust on the skillet bottom, and cook 2 minutes.
  • Add the seasoned meat, breaking it up with a spoon and cook, scraping occasionally, until most of the liquid has evaporated, about 7 to 9 minutes.
  • (Be careful not to let the meat get too dry.) Add the butter and cook 3 to 5 minutes, without stirring, to allow another crust to form.
  • Stir in the tomato sauce, scrape the bottom of the skillet, and cook 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Add the remaining 1-1/2 cups stock and bring to a boil.
  • Remove from the heat and stir in the sour cream mixture until completely blended.
  • Spread half the seasoned noodles in the bottom of a deep 10-inch square casserole.
  • Pour about 3 cups of the meat mixture over the noodles and sprinkle with the Monterey Jack cheese.
  • Add the remaining noodles, cover with the remaining meat mixture, and sprinkle the Cheddar cheese, evenly over the top.
  • Bake, uncovered, 25 to 30 minutes, or until brown and bubbly.
  • Spoon up and serve with a crisp salad.
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