A prairie classic – popular for potluck suppers. Great for family suppers too, especially on a cold winter night. Leftovers can be frozen. Chow Mein noodles are fried and crispy – you can find the cans in the Chinese food section of the supermarket. They get soft when baked in the casserole.
Ground Beef Casserole
- 2 pounds ground beef
- 2 cups chopped celery
- 2 cups chopped onion
- 1 can 10 oz. mushrooms, drained
- 1 can 10 oz. cream of mushroom soup
- 1 can 10 oz. tomato soup
- 1 cup water
- 1 can Chow Mein noodles
- Salt and pepper
- In a large skillet, combine the ground beef, celery and onions. Cook until meat is browned and vegetables are soft. Drain excess fat.
- Add mushrooms, soups and water and stir to combine.
- Reserve 1/2 cup of the Chow Mein noodles and add the rest to the ground beef mixture. Season with salt and pepper.
- Turn into a large casserole dish and top with the reserved Chow Mein noodles.
- Bake at 350 degress F. for 45 minutes. Makes 6 to 8 servings.