Growing up this was one of my all time favorite meals
It was right up there with peanut butter & jelly ritz crackers...which says ALOT cuz I could eat those babies day in and day out. (They are MUCH superior to PB &J on bread in my opinion)
I just always assumed the recipe was an "Our family" thing since I never saw it anywhere else
And then just about a year ago the unthinkable happened.........
I saw the recipe on The Pioneer Woman
I was crushed, heart broken, depressed....I could hardly get myself out of bed in the morning
Ok....so that wasn't exactly how it went...but I was still surprised to see it! And I guess if anyone were going to crush my food world into a trillion pieces I'm glad it was Ree because she's one cool bitch! ;)
I'm a big fan of hers and I even got to meet her once. She's good people! And she has cute doggies. And makes yummy food. And her husband is a hottie.
I thought I would still share my recipe because while they are almost virtually the same, our amounts vary just a tiny bit.
Also because I want to pretend I'm the first person to ever share this recipe on the internet.
You will need
Ground beef, egg noodles, sour cream, cottage cheese, tomato sauce,green onion, and garlic (garlic powder works too)
Start by cooking off your noodles, drain, and set aside
Then begin browning your beef
My moms original recipe called for 1# of beef but it never seemed like quite enough to me so I use 2#....but 1 1/2 would probably be just fine
Drain off the grease and add in your can of tomato sauce, minced garlic cloves (or garlic powder if you like) and season to taste with salt and pepper
Mix together your cottage cheese, sour cream, and green onion. I love green onion so I go heavy. Season with salt & pepper
Then mix in your cooked egg noodles
Now it's time to layer it all up!
(from the bottom)
Meat (ending on top)
And then top the whole thing with shredded cheddar cheese
Bake @350 until heated through and the cheese is all melty and yummy. About 25 minutes
It's good stuff. Believe me!
My boy LOVES it! And now he craves it too.
And he's not much of a casserole person....mostly because until me he had never really had them much. Maybe it's because to me casseroles are what I think of as large family white people food
And my boy is an only child Mexican hahaha ;) I'm introducing him to a whole new world over here!
Sour Cream Noodle Bake
1 1/2- 2# Ground Beef
(1) 14 0z can Tomato sauce
3 cloves of garlic
8 oz Egg noodles (half bag)
1 cup Cottage cheese
1 cup Sour Cream
1/2- 3/4 cup Green Onions (I actually use up to a cup but I LOVE green onions!)
Salt & Pepper
1 1/4 cups shredded cheddar
Brown beef and drain. Add in tomato sauce, garlic, salt and pepper. Simmer a few minutes and set aside
Mix cottage cheese, sour cream, sliced green onions, and season to taste.
Stir in cooked egg noodles
Layer mixture in baking dish starting with noodles and ending with meat.
Top with shredded cheese and bake at 350 for about 25 minutes or until heated through