This is a very flexible dish, and you can adjust it to your own taste! If you like kidney beans, add another can. If you don't like kidney beans, substitute one small can sliced black olives and a (4 ounce) can sliced mushrooms for the beans.

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Ingredients

20
Original recipe yields 20 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling water until done. Drain.

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  • In a large skillet, saute onion, celery, and green pepper in butter or margarine until softened. Add ground beef and pork, and cook until meat is done. Drain well.

  • Combine with stewed tomatoes, beans, salt, and pasta. Spread into two 9 x 13 inch baking pans. Top each pan with 1 cup cheese.

  • Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 to 35 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

264.3 calories; 13.2 g protein; 23.5 g carbohydrates; 41.2 mg cholesterol; 446.3 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (11)

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Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2011
Would rate this a 10 if I could. Browned breakfast sausage (from this site) with 1 lb hamburger. Added onion celery and red pepper. Mixed in undrained can tomatoes and green chilies and drained and rinsed can red kidney beans. Mixed cooked noodles with the meat mixture. Poured into greased baking dish. Topped with shredded provel cheese and sharp cheddar. Baked for 15 minutes. Very versatile recipe. Next time will melt Velveeta cheese on top. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/18/2004
I changed this recipe a little. I omitted the stewed tomatoes and added jar prego sauce. I also left out the kidney beans. I also added provolone and mild cheddar cheeses. Read More
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12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2011
Would rate this a 10 if I could. Browned breakfast sausage (from this site) with 1 lb hamburger. Added onion celery and red pepper. Mixed in undrained can tomatoes and green chilies and drained and rinsed can red kidney beans. Mixed cooked noodles with the meat mixture. Poured into greased baking dish. Topped with shredded provel cheese and sharp cheddar. Baked for 15 minutes. Very versatile recipe. Next time will melt Velveeta cheese on top. Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
02/18/2009
This casserole is EXCELLENT. I like to add extra cheddar cheese, mushrooms and chilies to give it some extra kick... my friends love it. Thanks from a (formerly) hungry college student. Read More
(5)
Rating: 3 stars
11/17/2004
I changed this recipe a little. I omitted the stewed tomatoes and added jar prego sauce. I also left out the kidney beans. I also added provolone and mild cheddar cheeses. Read More
(5)
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Rating: 4 stars
05/26/2011
I divided the recipe in two. Substitutions: no ground pork no beans used a large jar of of chunky spaghetti sauce sprinkled shredded Italian cheese mix and baked for only 20 minutes. The family absolutely loved it and asked for it to be on the regular rotation! Good base recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/25/2006
It just seemed that it was going to be too dry for my likings so I added a little flour to my meat/veggie mixture (to thicken) and then added a can of beef broth making a gravy/sauce before adding the tomatoes beans and a can of mushrooms. Also added some mozzarella to the sauce and then seasoned to taste w/salt & pepper. I did top w/parmesan & baked as directed.:) Sorry. Not really a review of the original recipe but thanks for the idea for a quick after work meal for my family. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/04/2012
I omitted the green pepper and pork and doubled the tomatoes to up the veggie quotient. Very tasty! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/27/2010
delicious made for wifes work they loved it and wanted more Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/06/2018
It tasted ok but really felt like it needed something to bring it all together better. In it's current form it's very dry and comes out really as just a loose collection of ingredients. It feels like there was some fundamental ingredient omitted like a cream soup base. Also confusing recipe in that only 1/2 cup of parmesan is listed in the ingredients list but then the recipe calls for use of 2 cups of cheese for the topping. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/10/2015
Really great and highly flexible dish. A few changes I made was using black beans and Mexican seasoned tomatoes instead of stewed. I like a little spicer so added some cayenne and a few diced jalapeños. Read More