December 31, 2011

Hamburger Noodle Bake

maI'm back! New Year resolution #1... try to post a recipe once every other week. I was going to do once a week, but who am I kidding... I want to be able to stick with this! Tonight we were in the mood for a good, comfort food type of meal. So I turned to the family cookbook and decided on this one. It was yummy and even James ate a good sized portion. The only thing I would do different next time is add a little spice. Maybe some chili powder would do the trick.

Hamburger Noodle Bake

~Barbara Davis

1 1/2 - 2 lbs Hamburger Meat ( I used 1 lb of extra lean ground beef)

4 TB butter (I omitted this all together. Didn't seem like it needed it)

2 cloves garlic, minced

2 tsp sugar ( I didn't add this either)

32 oz tomato sauce

10 oz egg noodles, cooked and drained

1 small onion, chopped

8 oz cream cheese

1 1/2 c. sour cream (I used light sour cream)

1 c. shredded cheese ( I used light cheddar)

Brown hamburger, drain. Add butter (if using), sugar, garlic and tomato sauce. Simmer 15 min. Combine noodles, onion, cream cheese and sour cream. In a 9x13 pan, layer half of the noodle mixture, half of the meat sauce, repeat and then top with cheese. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.