Dinner in a Dish Casserole

Recipe by Gerry
READY IN: 45mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1 12 - 2
  • 2
    tablespoons oil
  • 1
    medium onion, chopped
  • 1
    green pepper, chopped
  • 1
    (19 ounce) can tomatoes
  • 1
    (10 ounce) can tomato soup (or tomato sauce, I always add a can of tomato soup as we like the extra tomato flavor and creaminess)
  • 2
    tablespoons flour
  • 1
    teaspoon salt
  • 14 - 12
    teaspoon pepper
  • 14
    teaspoon sugar
  • 1 - 1 12
    cup shredded cheddar cheese or 1 -1 1/2 cup cheese, of choice
  • cooking spray
  • NOODLES
  • 1
    (12 ounce) package noodles (your choice, I usually use elbow macaroni or broad egg noodles, youngsters love the bow knots)
  • 2
    tablespoons melted butter or 2 tablespoons margarine
  • TOPPING
  • 34
    cup breadcrumbs (I use the coarse crumbs)
  • 2
    tablespoons melted butter or 2 tablespoons margarine
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DIRECTIONS

  • PREPARE CRUMB TOPPING.
  • In a skillet over medium heat melt the butter or margarine and lightly brown the crumbs.
  • PREPARE NOODLES.
  • Cook noodles according to package directions and drain.
  • Coat the noodles with melted butter.
  • PREPARE GROUND BEEF.
  • In a large skillet cook the beef, onions, and green pepper over medium heat until the meat is no longer pink then drain off excess oil.
  • Add tomatoes and blend in flour (for those wishing more tomato flavor you may add a ten ounce can of condensed tomato soup).
  • Add seasonings and simmer five minutes. For us the ingredients are right on, but as noted when originally posting the recipe -- you can add extra seasonings of your choice if you wish, if you are wanting a spicier version.
  • ASSEMBLY.
  • Spray your favorite 2 quart casserole or a baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Start your layers with noodles alternating with the hamburger.
  • Add the shredded cheese and top with the bread crumbs.
  • Bake uncovered in a 325 degree oven for 25 or 30 minutes (Time varies from oven to oven).
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