Heavenly Hamburger Recipe

I don't claim to know what heaven is like (not my religion), but I'd like to hope that the creamy deliciousness of this casserole is similar to the warm fuzzies of everyone's afterlife.

This is my go-to casserole for major life events. If a friend is going through major grief, or the chaos of a new baby, this is the dish I make and bring over so they don't have to think about making dinner. And it's met a happy reception, every time.

1 cup sour cream
3 ounces cream cheese
1 lbs hamburger
1/2 medium onion, finely chopped
8 ounces tomato sauce
8 ounces noodles (farfalle, penne, bowtie, etc)
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup cheddar cheese, grated

 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

 2. Saute hamburger over low heat until browned.

3. Add onion, salt, pepper, and tomato sauce.

4. Cover pan and cook on low hear for 15-20 minutes.

5. Cook noodles according to package directions.

6. Combine cream cheese and sour cream together until smooth.

 7. Drain noodles and layer on bottom of casserole dish.

8. Layer cream cheese mixture over noodles.

9. Layer meat over cream cheese.

10. Cover with the shredded cheddar cheese.

11. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.

(Or, if making for someone else, cover dish and refrigerate until you get it to them- be sure to leave instructions on how long and how hot to bake it!) 

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