Try this black bean and beef sausage soup!
Made and reviewed by CHARLOTTE ANGELL
For The Advocate

Jon’s Rating:
This is just a very basic everyday dish. It has all the good stuff together and can be a meal by itself. It heats up easy and does well for leftovers which is a big plus in my scoring. This one is very good, but not great – but then it wasn’t meant to be great. It was meant to be easy and economical; check!

In my mind this one is a rock solid three hats on my four hat scale. I’d like to have it again.

Hamburger Casserole

6 oz. egg noodles, about 3 cups dry
1 pound lean ground beef
1 small onion, diced
1 cup frozen mixed vegetables
1 14-oz. jar pasta sauce, canned/jarred
14 oz. diced tomatoes, canned, drained
Salt and pepper to taste
1 tsp. oregano leaves
½ tsp. basil leaves
¼ tsp. garlic powder
2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded, divided

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cook egg noodles, according to package directions. Drain and rinse. Brown ground beef and onion over medium-high heat. Drain off fat. Add pasta sauce, diced tomatoes, frozen vegetables, oregano, basil, garlic powder and salt & pepper. Simmer 3-4 minutes to allow flavors to blend.

Combine noodles, meat sauce and 1 cup of cheese in a 2.5 qt. casserole dish. Top with remaining cheese and bake 20-22 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly.