Monday, August 17, 2020

BEEF NOODLE CASSEROLE


 BEEF NOODLE CASSEROLE




This beef noodle casserole is perfect when there is a busy day because you can make it ahead of time.

Ingredients:

  • cooking spray
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 16 ounces canned tomato sauce
  • 12 ounces egg noodles uncooked
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 15 ounce can diced tomatoes drained
  • 1 1/4 lbs lean ground beef I use 90% lean

 

Instructions:

  1. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil; add the egg noodles and cook according to package directions. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. While the noodles are cooking, heat the olive oil in a large pan over medium high heat.
  3. Add the ground beef to the pan and cook for 4-5 minutes, breaking up the meat with a spatula.
  4. Add the onion and garlic to the pan and cook for an additional 5 minutes, or until onion has softened and beef is cooked through. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Add the tomato sauce, tomatoes and Italian seasoning to the beef and stir to combine.
  6. Drain the noodles and add to the pan with the beef; toss to combine.
  7. Pour the beef and noodle mixture into a 9"x13" baking pan that's been coated in cooking spray. Top with cheddar cheese.
  8. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until cheese is melted. Sprinkle with parsley and serve. Enjoy your dinner!