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Mom's "Homemade" Casserole
I put the homemade in quotations as a slight jab to my mom. It's a running joke in our family. I tease her because she uses canned condensed soups as her major flavoring agents. It's all in good fun. Before I knew her little secret, I thought (and still do) think it is one of her favorite foods that she cooks. This is a must try casserole recipe.
To Make This Hamburger Casserole
3/4 LB Egg Noodles
1) Boil your dried pasta according to the directions on the package, but be careful to make sure that you 'undercook' it so it is still al dente. It will further cook in the oven.
2) In a skillet, over medium heat, sweat the onions until they are tender and translucent. Then add the ground beef and saute it until it is cooked through, Next add the Mushroom Dust, then add the Tomato Soup and simmer the beef mixture for about 15 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Tast the mixture and adjust the seasonings to your preferences.
3) Combine the fried beef / onion mixture with the cooked egg noodles and mix well to combine all the ingredients. Taste and adjust seasonings again.
4) Add the beef and pasta mixture to a casserole dish, and sprinkle the top with the shredded mozzarella and grated parmesan chees. Allow the casserole to rest for about a half hour so that it can 'set up' and all the flavors can come together.
5) While the casserole is setting up, preheat your oven to 350 degrees, and wrap it with aluminum foil. When the oven is ready, bake the casserole in the 350 degree oven for approximately 45 minutes (covered) then remove the aluminum foil and continue to bake for another 15 - 20 minutes so that the cheese on top will melt and slightly brown.
This is a very easy recipe for homemade casserole. Our philosophy at the Potluck Cook's Club is to Play with Your Food. If you prefer a different type noodle or have a favorite cheese, go for it. Cooking is about what you prefer. Recipes are just guidelines, always cook what you prefer or have on hand. Always, Play with your food!
This page last modified on Thursday, November 03, 2011