"As the title suggests, this was my Grandmother's recipe. I've tweaked the amount of cheese and sour cream depending on what I've got in the fridge and it always turns out great! My mother has suggested this was made up as a way to use up ingredients in the fridge." — MrsWolfie
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2 (15 ounce) cans
1 (8 ounce) package
1 (3 ounce) package
white onion, diced
shredded sharp Cheddar cheese, or more to taste
Update!!! This time I made it with Italian sausage and used just one can of the tomato sauce . Since I was using sausage, I cut the salt in half. I sauteed the onion before mixing it in with the sourcream/cream cheese mixture. Topped with mozarella. Great results and I thin I will try it with chorizo and mexican cheeses next time. I can see so many possibilities for grandmas homestyle casserole. I have to add that the review by the "Versatile Foodie" seems hardly fair. She reviewed this as if it was some fine wine or gourmet recipe. This is NOT that kind of recipe and I don't think it has been represented that way. This is just one of those old fashioned simple casseroles that calls for easily attained and simple ingredients. Nothing fancy schmancy, just good stick to the ribs family pleasing casserole. Thanks for sharing LaDonna and Grandma!
Disappointed. Followed the recipe to the mark.
This was a great find. The layers of sour cream, cream cheese, and onion really set off the flavor of this simple dish. The family really enjoyed it and leftovers weren't left over for very long. I imagine that many readers will find ways to tweak this recipe with additional ingredients. I prepared it exactly to the recipe and would argue that no adjustments are necessary.
I am trying to lose weight and am careful with my calories so I played with this. I used lean ground beef, switched the sour cream for fat free yogurt, used low fat cream cheese diced tomatoes instead of sauce and low fat mozzarella and I was able to make a very satisfying dish, true to the intent of the recipe and 25% fewer calories. I did add spinach to the cream cheese layer and fresh garlic because I had no garlic salt. There was plenty of flavor and as someone else pointed out this is a perfect recipe to your own taste. Thanks, Mrs. Wolfie we enjoyed this.
Found this as I had ground beef already cooking on the stove with a vague idea that I was going to cook SOME kind of casserole. I am always looking for new additions to our weekly routine and this one fit the bill nicely. I expected it to be a bigger hit with my small children, but my husband and I both enjoyed it immensely. I added canned peas and fresh chopped carrots as well as parsley, and I cooked most of the onion with the beef and only added a small amount to the cheese/sour cream mixture. I will make this again, but sparingly. This is firmly in the comfort food department and can't be very waistline friendly...which is why it tastes so good!
Great recipe, just make sure to undercook the pasta, otherwise it ends up a bit mushy.
Very yummy. The second time I added a little more sugar and garlic salt and a pre-made spaghetti sauce instead of just plain tomato sauce and like that a lot better. The recipe as-is is a little bland for my taste, but overall a delicious addition to my family's menu.
This was delicious. It really is a clean-out-the-fridge kind of dish. I used ground turkey, linguine instead of egg noodles, and diced tomatoes rather than tomato sauce. I also had to use onion powder b/c I was out of onions. I ended up throwing in a little bit of leftover vodka sauce with the meat and tomato mixture. I also added some grated parmesan and Italian seasoning with the sour cream/cream cheese mixture, and threw some frozen peas between the two layers. Husband, 4yo, and toddler all ate it up. Thank you for sharing a great starting point.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Grandma's Ground Beef Casserole
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 268
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