meat noodle casserole

finito ~ meat noodle casseroleHearty Dish Ahead

Living at the entrance of a cul-de-sac meant we literally lived at the corner of action and the quiet end of a dead-end street.

At the tail-end of Trailend Drive was a brush-covered thicket where the Trailend kids and their kiddo friends would escape. I remember carefully stepping amongst the branches toward the inner hull of our “camp home” away from home… feeling like the king of my own kingdom.

At camp, we felt liberated from the rules back home, which sat just a few doors down the way.

When then sun set, I’d rush home for a hot home-cooked meal, compliments of mom. Sure, I’d have a scratch or two from my trip away from home, but my family pretended not to notice.

A kissin’ cousin to the Beef In Casserole, this is an easy-to-make home-cooked dish that’ll encourage you to loosen your belt. Before boxed Hamburger Helper, mom made this meat noodle casserole.

Ready to come home?

meat and noodle layers. need I say more?i. ingredients

8-ounce package | noodles
¾ pound | ground pork or beef
2 small | onions, chopped
2 cups | diced celery
1 small | green pepper, chopped
to taste | salt and pepper
11-ounce can | tomato soup
1/8 teaspoon | worcestershire sauce
½ cup | grated cheese

ii. what to do

0. Preheat oven to 325°F.

1. Cook noodles in salted water; drain and rinse.

2. Brown meat and add onion, celery and green pepper. Cook until tender. Season.

3. In a greased casserole dish, alternate meat and noodle mixture (about 2 layers each).saute ~ ole!

4. Mix the soup and worchester-
shire sauce together and pour on top of the meat and noodle mixture.

5. Sprinkle with cheese.

6. Bake at 325°F for 45 minutes.

Serves: 6

Meat-Noodle Casserole? Ole, Ole!

Foodie Tip ~

You won’t find block American cheese for grating, per the recipe. But you can substitute your favorite, or use ¼” sliced Velveeta brand.

You can get creative with this recipe. I was forced to as my cubbard was bare of wide egg noodles and green peppers. In a pinch, try your hand at jalapeños and a fresno pepper or two, if you must. :~)

mom's original meat noodle casserole recipe

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