Tomato soup and tomato sauce figure prominently in this earthy casserole of ground beef sauteed with onions and celery. Fold everything together with cooked pasta and bake with a topping of grated Cheddar cheese.
INGREDIENTS (for 6 servings):
- 8 ounces pasta
- 1 pound lean ground beef
- 1 cup chopped onion
- 2 cups chopped celery
- salt and ground black pepper to taste
- 1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed tomato soup
- 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
- 1 cup water
- 2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
In a large pot with boiling salted water cook pasta until al dente. Drain.
Meanwhile, in a large skillet cook ground beef until no pink remains. Add onions and celery and cook until they are softened. Add salt and pepper to taste. Stir in tomato soup, tomato sauce, and water. Simmer for 10 minutes.
In a casserole dish, mix together the cooked and drained pasta with the meat mixture.
Bake in a preheated 350 degree F (175 degree C) oven for 20 to 30 minutes. Sprinkle the top with grated Cheddar cheese and continue to cook until cheese is melted, about 3 to 5 minutes.