Sunday, September 28, 2014

Yummo Ground Beef Casserole

I have a friend needing some kid-friendly recipes so I will be pulling out some of my favorite recipes throughout the years and post them here.  As a mom of six all my recipes are mostly kid friendly and all these recipes I will be posting have worked very well for our family.  Most are easy to fix without a lot of prep time or ingredients.  As I re-make these I will post photos.  If anyone ventures to try one of these recipes please feel free to post a photo, review or suggestion....Enjoy!

Yummo Ground Beef Casserole
1 1/2 lb ground beef  (or ground chicken/turkey/pork) 
1 (15 ounce) can tomatoes (optional)
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup chopped bell pepper
1/4 cup chopped celery
1 (8 ounce) can mushrooms
2 tablespoons brown sugar or sweet pickle juice
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 (10 3/4 ounce) can cream of mushroom soup (I always make my own)
1/4 lb sharp cheddar cheese
1 (6 ounce) package angel hair pasta, cooked (or spaghetti noodles)
1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
salt and pepper

Brown meat in large skillet or Dutch oven. Add onions, pepper and celery and simmer for 15 minutes. Add tomatoes and tomato sauce, mushrooms, brown sugar and Worcestershire sauce. Add salt and pepper to taste. Cook in skillet for 1 hour. Place cooked pasta in bottom of large casserole dish. Spoon mushroom soup over pasta. Pour sauce over the soup and top with cheese. Bake in 350°F oven for 30-45 minutes.