10/12/10

Ground Beef Noodle Casserole


My sweet friend, Susan, recently prepared and delivered a delicious meal to our family! The food was so yummy and was a real blessing to us during a very difficult time! The Ground Beef Noodle Casserole was a big hit with everyone at our house! It traveled and refrigerated really well. All I had to do at suppertime was pop the casserole into the oven and heat it up! Susan brought it in a disposable pan, leaving me with no need to return a dish! How thoughtful! Along with the entrée, Susan provided a crisp bagged salad, Pepperidge Farm Five Cheese Bread (our favorite Texas Toast!) and her yummy Rice Krispies Candy, that she also thoughtfully remembered us loving! Everything was delicious and provided a much needed and appreciated break from the kitchen! More importantly, Susan's kind deed provided us with a sweet memory of her love for our family!

"Friends are the most important ingredient in this recipe of life." 
~ Unknown

Ground Beef Noodle Casserole

Susan was kind enough to share her delicious casserole recipe and note her adjustments to it. Whether you make this to share with a friend or for your own family’s supper, it is sure to be a hit!

1 pound ground beef
1 bell pepper (don't use in mine)
1 onion (don't use in mine)
1 can tomato soup
1 5-ounce package medium egg noodles
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1/2 tsp salt (added to noodles while cooking)
1 lb. grated cheddar cheese (I don't measure, I just sprinkle some)
Top with Parmesan Cheese (I use a couple packs from pizza hut)

Brown meat with 2 teaspoons oil, bell pepper and onion.  (I omit the oil, onion, and bell pepper).
Cook noodles according to package directions. 
Layer in casserole dish starting with noodles, meat, cheddar cheese; repeat .
Combine soups and 1/2 cup of water; pour over layers of noodles, meat and cheese.
Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.  Sprinkle top with Parmesan cheese and bake 15 minutes longer.  (Not much Parmesan cheese).

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