Saturday, March 26, 2011

Stovetop Hamburger Casserole

For those that still remember the boxed Hamburger Helpers when you were a child and still enjoy them, Kevin is one of those people, here is a grown-up version of a classic.  

This is an easy to prepare weeknight meal.  The ingredients can be prepped prior to leaving for work and assembled when you get home.  This is comfort food at it's most rudimentary level.  This easily makes four servings.

Stovetop Hamburger Casserole

1 package (7 ounce) small pasta shells
1-1/2 pounds ground beef
1 large onion, chopped
3 medium carrots, chopped
1 celery rib, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
3 cups cubed cooked red potatoes
1 can (15 ounce) whole kernel corn, drained
1 can (16 ounce) tomato sauce
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

1. Cook the pasta according to package directions.  Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook the beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain.

2. Add the carrots, celery and garlic; cook and stir for 5 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender.

3.  Stir in the potatoes, corn, tomato sauce, salt and pepper; heat through.  Drain pasta and add to skillet; toss to coat.  Sprinkle with cheese.  Cover and heat until cheese is melted.

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