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Grandma's Ground Beef Casserole

Rated as 4.34 out of 5 Stars

"As the title suggests, this was my Grandmother's recipe. I've tweaked the amount of cheese and sour cream depending on what I've got in the fridge and it always turns out great! My mother has suggested this was made up as a way to use up ingredients in the fridge."
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Ingredients

1 h 15 m servings 519 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings

Directions

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  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir beef in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes; drain and discard grease. Mix sugar, salt, garlic salt and tomato sauce into ground beef; simmer until flavors blend, about 20 minutes. Remove from heat, cover skillet, and cool to room temperature.
  2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook egg noodles in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until cooked through but firm to the bite, about 5 minutes. Drain and cool slightly.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch casserole dish.
  4. Mix sour cream, cream cheese, and onion in a bowl.
  5. Scoop half the noodles into the prepared casserole dish; top with half the sour cream mixture. Spoon half the ground beef mixture atop sour cream layer. Repeat layering with remaining ingredients. Top casserole with Cheddar cheese.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven until Cheddar cheese has browned, 25 to 30 minutes.

Footnotes

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  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 519 calories; 29.8 g fat; 39.4 g carbohydrates; 24.5 g protein; 120 mg cholesterol; 1597 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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This is from the original poster, Mrs.Wolfie. This was my grandmothers recipe dated back to the mid-1940's. I posted as she wrote it on a recipe card. Some of the ingredients and steps may seem ...

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Disappointed. Followed the recipe to the mark.

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This is from the original poster, Mrs.Wolfie. This was my grandmothers recipe dated back to the mid-1940's. I posted as she wrote it on a recipe card. Some of the ingredients and steps may seem ...

Update II: Yummy and satisfying as is. I do admit to sneaking in extra sour cream cuz I LOVE it! What a great way to use a pound of ground beef on a cold winter night.Update!!! This time I made ...

I made this casserole last night with a couple of very small moderations. Instead of chopping or dicing the onion, ( an entire sweet yellow onion ) I put it in my mini chopper and pureed it. I...

This was a great find. The layers of sour cream, cream cheese, and onion really set off the flavor of this simple dish. The family really enjoyed it and leftovers weren't left over for very lo...

I am trying to lose weight and am careful with my calories so I played with this. I used lean ground beef, switched the sour cream for fat free yogurt, used low fat cream cheese diced tomatoes i...

Great recipe, just make sure to undercook the pasta, otherwise it ends up a bit mushy.

Disappointed. Followed the recipe to the mark.

Found this as I had ground beef already cooking on the stove with a vague idea that I was going to cook SOME kind of casserole. I am always looking for new additions to our weekly routine and th...

Very tasty dish although I noticed there were very few herbs or spices involved. I made some additions: 2 tsp. dried basil and fresh black pepper to taste. The sour cream mixture makes the dish ...