One of the things I have been trying to do with the blog is record some traditional family recipes. Noodle Dish was one of the recipes my grandmother was know for. Yes, it is a ground beef casserole, but it is not quite like any other I have ever had, and it is really good.
This recipe is just as my grandmother gave it to me. I know a lot of people are trying to avoid canned foods, but that really wasn’t the case when she was making this, and I am giving her recipe exactly. One of these days, I may get around to converting these older recipes to using fresh ingredients, but regardless, I feel like those of us that are bloggers should chronicle our traditions. I don’t know how many times I have talked to people (a lot of times, my husband) who are trying to recreate a mother’s or grandmother’s recipe. As a blogger, I can easily record these for future generations. And, this really is too good not to share.
Grandmother’s Noodle Dish
Yield 6 -8
- 1 12 oz. package wide egg noodles
- 1 1/2 lbs. ground sirloin
- 1 4.5 oz. jar sliced mushrooms
- 1 5.75 oz. bottle sliced pimento stuffed green olives
- 1 14.5 oz. can tomatoes
- 1 can tomato soup
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1/2 lb. cheddar cheese
- salt and pepper taste
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Cook noodles just until boiling. You don’t want to cook them until they are done because they will cook more when the casserole bakes.
- Let cold water run over the noodles and drain.
- In a large skillet, brown ground sirloin and onion.
- Add tomatoes and season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Add remaining ingredients except noodles.
- When the cheese is melted, stir in the noodles.
- Pour into a large casserole dish.
- Bake for 1 hour.
This recipe was shared on Foodie Friends Friday.