March 9, 2016

New recipe

HAMBURGER CHEESE-BAKE: I could eat this every day!
I have been making this recipe for literally decades and have no clue where the recipe came from. But I promise you: It is EXCEPTIONALLY DELICIOUS!! It's different from most hamburger casseroles (not spaghetti-based). And the flavor is full-bodied - - unique without being weird. Give it a try! I just betcha it'll be a family favorite!
Nonstick cooking spray
1 lb. lean ground beef
1 lb Jimmy Dean Sausage (original flavor)
1/2 C chopped onion (1 medium onion)
1 15-oz can tomato sauce
1/4 teasp salt
1/4 teasp garlic powder
1/4 teasp ground black pepper
4 C fat egg noodles, cooked (about 10 ounces)
1 C cottage cheese
4 oz package cream cheese, softened (or just buy the pre-
softened kind)
1/4 C sour cream
1/3 C thinly-sliced green onions (about 3 green onions)
2 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese (fresh is best)
Fresh parsley for garnish (optional)
Directions. . .
Preheat oven to 350. Lightly coat a 2-quart rectangular baking dish with cooking spray; set aside. In a large skillet cook the ground beef, sausage, and onion until meat is brown and onion is tender. Drain. Stir in the tomato sauce, salt, garlic powder, and black pepper. Remove from heat.
Cook noodles to al-dente, according to package directions; drain.
In a medium bowl stir together the cottage cheese, cream cheese, sour cream, and green onions until combined
Spread half the noodles in the prepared baking dish* (SEE NOTE!)
Top with half of the meat mixture, then all of the cottage cheese mixture, spreading evenly. Top with the remaining noodles and remaining meat mixture. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
Bake, uncovered, about 30 minutes or until heated through. If you want to make it look fancy, garnish with parsley. I have to tell you that I almost never take the time to "layer" the ingredients. I just mix everything together, pour into the casserole dish and bake. Turns out SPEC-TAC every time!
This is the one I made and I did not layer it.
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1 comment:

Shelia said...

Hi Judy and thank you for popping in to see me. I'm so so sorry to hear about your husband. I pray for his health and good success with his treatments. We just don't understand why all of these things happen but if it does bring us closer to God, that's a good thing. Thank you for sharing this with me. Oh, yes, I'd love some sights for some free patterns. I've been going all over Pinterest looking for some too! ;)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)