Macaroni, ground beef, tomato sauce, cheese, and sour cream, all layered together and baked! and A great no-fuss meal that uses ingredients you have in your cupboard.
INGREDIENTS (for 8 servings):
- 1 (16 ounce) package elbow macaroni
- 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, chopped
- 1 (14 ounce) can stewed tomatoes, undrained
- 1 (16 ounce) jar spaghetti sauce
- 1 (12 ounce) can mushroom stems and pieces, undrained
- 2 cups sour cream
- 1 pound Colby-Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
Place ground beef in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown and crumbled. Drain, excess fat, and set aside.
Heat oil in a large heavy skillet over medium heat. Saute onion until soft and translucent. Stir in garlic, and cook for 30 seconds. Add cooked beef, tomatoes, spaghetti sauce and mushrooms; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes.
In a 9x13 inch casserole dish, layer 1/2 of the pasta, 1/2 of the meat sauce, 1/2 of the sour cream and 1/2 of the shredded cheese. Repeat layers.
Cover, and bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes.