Classic comfort food that I have been making for years but can't remember where the recipe originally came from. Wanted to post it so I wouldn't lose it!

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir beef, salt, and black pepper in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes; drain and discard grease. Add onion, green bell pepper, carrot, and garlic to ground beef; cook and stir until onion is lightly browned, about 15 minutes.

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  • Mix tomatoes, tomato sauce, mushrooms, brown sugar, and Worcestershire sauce into ground beef-vegetable mixture; season with salt and black pepper. Cook on low until liquid is reduced and flavors have blended, about 45 minutes.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook the bow-tie pasta at a boil, stirring occasionally, until cooked through yet firm to the bite, about 12 minutes; drain and transfer pasta to a 9x13-inch casserole dish.

  • Spoon cream of mushroom soup over bow-tie pasta; top with ground beef-tomato mixture. Sprinkle Cheddar cheese on top.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until casserole is bubbling and Cheddar cheese is melted, about 45 minutes.

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Nutrition Facts

546.1 calories; 31.3 g protein; 43.3 g carbohydrates; 89.4 mg cholesterol; 1028.1 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (107)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/16/2013
i made this for dinner it was very tasty, i made a few modifications, no sliced mushrooms or carrots ( didn't have any one hand) I also added a can of dark red kidney beans, also i did NOT add the sugar, i don't do added sugar, but since I'm into spicy food i added crushed red pepper flakes, cayenne, paprika, and chili powder.... some of the reviews said it was bland (i fixed that issue :) My super picky 2 year old finished his plate and was on my lap eating mine :) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/21/2013
1 family member loved it, 1 said OK, 1 ate it but would not request it again. Not enough flavor, considering using Rotel tomatoes instead of plain diced next time and adding cheese midway through the baking as the cheddar when cooked that long gets tough. Read More
(7)
130 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 68
  • 4 star values: 43
  • 3 star values: 12
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
07/16/2013
i made this for dinner it was very tasty, i made a few modifications, no sliced mushrooms or carrots ( didn't have any one hand) I also added a can of dark red kidney beans, also i did NOT add the sugar, i don't do added sugar, but since I'm into spicy food i added crushed red pepper flakes, cayenne, paprika, and chili powder.... some of the reviews said it was bland (i fixed that issue :) My super picky 2 year old finished his plate and was on my lap eating mine :) Read More
(55)
Rating: 5 stars
07/16/2013
i made this for dinner it was very tasty, i made a few modifications, no sliced mushrooms or carrots ( didn't have any one hand) I also added a can of dark red kidney beans, also i did NOT add the sugar, i don't do added sugar, but since I'm into spicy food i added crushed red pepper flakes, cayenne, paprika, and chili powder.... some of the reviews said it was bland (i fixed that issue :) My super picky 2 year old finished his plate and was on my lap eating mine :) Read More
(55)
Rating: 5 stars
04/01/2013
Delicious. A good sized casserole with a lot of flavor. I only cooked the beef mixture about 20 minutes(instead of 45)and baked the entire dish for 30 min. I used whole wheat pasta, added a little liquid to the soup, used fresh mushrooms and was generous with the cheese on top. This recipe is a keeper. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/04/2013
I was pleasantly surprised on how good this casserole was! It had great flavors. I added half of the shredded cheese on top of the mushroom soup. I also baked half the time then added the other cheese on top.I will defiantly make this again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2013
Great flavor. I didn't alter anything and it came out beautifully with rich flavors ans satisfying textures. I will make it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/19/2015
Well Im glad I made alot!! My picky teenager went back for 2nd's and even my Mother liked it! I didnt have any tomato sauce or tomato so I used a can of tomato soup Its been a scrounging the pantry week which is how I found this recipe. Holy Cow it was good! Will be making this again! Thanks Christine Foley Wanner!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/12/2015
I asked my husband and first he said "mmhm" between bites..I asked for an actual review so he said "a courageous blend of tuna casserole and taco salad. It explodes with flavor upon entering the chasms of your tastebuds. This recipe delivers!" Hahaha as a newlyish wed and a beginner in the kitchen I think I'll keep this one!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/09/2014
This recipe was simple and tasty. I used every ingredient except the carrots. I wish I made more than 6 servings at the time because everyone was going back for more. I will etch this in my batch of recipes to make on those hectic days. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/21/2013
1 family member loved it, 1 said OK, 1 ate it but would not request it again. Not enough flavor, considering using Rotel tomatoes instead of plain diced next time and adding cheese midway through the baking as the cheddar when cooked that long gets tough. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
02/13/2015
My husband is one who doesn't say much about my cooking. He really complimented this dish. It's great. Read More
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