- 7 years ago
- Wedding: March 2011
I know that the majority of us are probably on very tight budgets right now, so I thought it would be nice if every one that wanted to would share a budget friendly family favorite recipe. It might help someone out that is trying to make ends meat, but is having a hard time with making meals that will fit in their budget.
The one I am going to share today is a family favorite called Easy Peasy Hamburger Casserole. This recipe or a variation of has been in our family, since before I can remember.
- 1 lb lean hamburger
- 1 box favorite pasta
- 1 medium yellow onion (chopped)
- 1 can cream corn
- 1 can cream of celery soup
- 2 cups cheddar cheese
- 1 tablespoon fresh garlic
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 1/3 cup milk
Set water to boil for noodles, then start frying your hamburger, onion, garlic, and pepper on low to medium heat. Stir each one occasionally.
While the water is getting ready to boil and the hamburger mixture is cooking, grate your cheese and set aside. Then get out a large mixing bowl and empty the corn and cream of celery soup into the bowl. Then mix together.
Your water should be ready now to add the noodles. Cook noodles according to directions on package.
During this time, the hamburger mixture should be fully cooked; set it aside to cook. If you have not used lean hamburger, you will need to drain the grease from the hamburger. When the hamburger mixture has cooled to warm, add to the cream corn and cream soup mixture. Stir well.
Your noodles should be done now, so empty them into a colander, so the water can drain off of them. Once that is done, transfer the noodles to the bowl with the other ingredients and stir well.
After you have mixed the ingredients well, add about 2/3 cup of grated cheese and again, stir well. This is where you will add approximately 1/3 cup milk. Noodles absorb moisture and you don’t want your casserole to by dry, so by adding a bit of milk, you will avoid a dry casserole.
After you have completed this step, you need to transfer the casserole mixture to a baking dish; a 2qt glass bowl or dish works well. After you have transferred the casserole, top with the remaining cheese and cover the dish with tin foil or a glass lid.
If you have premade this, you can refridgerate it, until you are ready to eat it. When you are ready to eat, place covered dish in oven at 350 for 45 minutes and then uncover and cook for 15 more minutes.
Serve with a side salad and French bread. Your family will love you 🙂
Please don’t forget to add your own recipes!!!