Crunchy Hamburger Casserole

crunchy hamburger casserole
Sam Jones/Quinn Brein


2 cups egg noodles
1 pound ground beef
1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup
1 can (14-1/2 ounces) tomatoes, drained
3/4 cup shredded cheese (cheddar, Colby, Monterey jack)
3/4 cup diced green bell pepper
salt and pepper, to taste
1 can (2.8 ounces) French-fried onions


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.

Cook the noodles according to package directions. Drain well.

In a nonstick skillet, brown the meat. Drain off any excess fat. Combine the noodles, beef, soup, tomatoes, cheese, and green pepper. Add salt and pepper to taste. Pour into prepared baking dish. Cover and bake for 40 minutes. Uncover and sprinkle the onions on top. Bake for an additional 5 minutes. Serve hot.


6 to 8 servings

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This is one of my favorites and it is on our regular monthly dinner menu :) The family loves it. Thank you!

Did not have a green pepper

Did not have a green pepper so added some salsa verde.I use Amish noodles because they do not go to mush when reheated.This has become a family favorite....TYVM.

I get annoyed with reviewers

I get annoyed with reviewers that comment after they've redesigned the recipe rendering it unrecognizable but here I go-ha The reason why is that sadly, my pantry is bare, emptier than I thought before I started this recipe. One substitution turned into several and interestingly, it still turned out GREAT! This may be one of those "go to" recipes to use what ever you have on hand. Reviewers before me have raved as written and I'm here to say, no canned tomatoes, no worries! No cheddar cheese, Oh well. Only Costco turkey burgers in your freezer?? You'll be golden! Seriously! Thaw the poundage in patties, crumble and fry them up. A combo of shredded mozzarella/parmesan work fine as does left over creole sauce from the night before (basically green peppers, celery, tomato sauce and onion). I added the rest of the green pepper with some celery to make up the measurement. Where I could follow, I did: 1 can of soup, 2 C noodles and the fried onions (These I have?! That still puzzles me!). So long story short, you will be their favorite (friend, sister, auntie, mom, wife, lover, whatever...) with this casserole. BCR8TIV! Cheers!

I never use canned soup so I

I never use canned soup so I am unhappy when I see a recipe that sounds like something great to try that has canned soup as one of the main ingredients. How about giving an alternative list of ingredients for people like me who prefers not using all that sodium.

You could make your own... a

You could make your own... a quick search found this for example: Make a thick roux (2 tb flour, 2tb butter) and add a can of evaporated milk and some mushroom stock (or any stock, really) and it would make for a tastier, fresher substitute.

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gonna try this one it sounds

gonna try this one it sounds good will let you know, I'm certain I'll make some modifications, but not to many. We'll see how good it is then I'll add my own flare. every recipe I've tried on here has been good.

Back again, magnifico. .

Back again, magnifico. . .this gets an A, maybe even an A+. I wouldn't elimnate any ingredients, but you can certainly add some. I didn't modify it this time, but I'm sure I will next time around. My daughter and her family gave it a definate thumbs up. Very easy to prepare.

Reader rating of 5 out of

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Reader rating of 5 out of 5.
100% of readers would make this recipe again.
Very good and not spicy. Excellent for seniors like me. – Anonymous Review
Wonderful meal. Not too spicy. –Anonymous Review
Very Good ! Liked it even better with rigatoni instead of egg noodles and extra tomatoes. – Anonymous Review
Very good hot meal for cold nights! I too, used penne rigatoni pasta instead of the egg noodles. Two thumbs up. – Anonymous Review
This is a wonderfully quick and easy meal and will keep your tummy full. Kids loved it, too!!!! – Reviewed by mike jordan
This was delicious! My husband loved it and he won't eat anything new. It's also great to double it for a church social. – Anonymous Review
I made a few adjustments since I didn't have some of the ingredients. I used Cream of Chicken soup and stewed tomatoes. I added mushrooms, celery and onions. My husband and I loved it. He wants me to make it more often. I truly recommend you try it. Very good. – Anonymous Review
This was an incredibly tasty dish. I also added some sliced mushrooms and a bit of chopped, sauteed onion, and made a double batch to freeze, but I don't think it is going to make it that far. – Anonymous Review
I followed the recipe exactly and my family loved it! I wouldn't change a thing and I'll be making this again for sure! – Reviewed by Linda De Marchi