More Casserole

The cheese is key!

Onion and bell pepper add zip!

Chop them finer than this.
Chop them finer than this.

Why Is It Called More Casserole?

This recipe is from my mother-in-law who said it was called More Casserole because you always wanted more!

2 pounds hamburger

1 large onion, chopped

1/2 bell pepper, chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

salt and pepper to taste

2 teaspoons sugar

2 teaspoons chili powder (or more to taste)

1 large can tomato sauce

1 1/2 - 2 cups corn (canned or frozen)

1 1/2 - 2 cups frozen peas

1 large can pitted olives

1 can mushrooms, drained

1 pound elbow macaroni, cooked and drained

3 cups grated cheddar cheese

Fry hamburger, add chopped onion and bell pepper, and garlic. Season with salt and pepper. Drain fat. Add sugar, chili powder, tomato sauce, corn, peas, olives, mushrooms. Add cooked macaroni and mix.  Mix in about 1 cup of the cheese. Pour into a greased casserole dish (I use a greased 9 X 13 X 3 aluminum pan for this, but any casserole dish will work) and top with the remaining cheese. Heat in a 350 F oven until bubbly.

This goes so well - for taste and color - with a green salad with vinaigrette dressing.


More by this Author

  • Ironrite Mangle Ironer
    717

    Until the last forty years or so, a particularly onerous household chore was ironing. First, irons were heated on stoves, then elctric irons (with no thermostats!) came along followed by the irons in the 1930s with...

  • Pressure Cooker Beef Stew Recipe
    7

    The pressure cooker has been around for decades, and recent innovations have made them simpler and safer than its ancestors. One of the best things that a pressure cooker can do is make stew. It generally cuts cooking...

  • The Best Sleeper Sofa
    17

    I have been looking at furniture stores for decades; I like furniture. And I have slept on a few pull out sofas. One memorable night at our friends Polly and Bruce's house in Lafayette, California, was particularly...


Comments 7 comments

Paul Edmondson profile image

Paul Edmondson 7 years ago from Burlingame, CA

I'm glad to see you post the recipe. Now you'll have a place to look if you ever want to know how to make More casserole.


ladyvenus 7 years ago

I love cheese and I love that food.


christine almaraz profile image

christine almaraz 7 years ago from colorado springs

I'll definitely try this recipe. I'm so busy during the day that a casserole is the perfect meal idea. I usually put it all together and put it in the fridge, than when I come home I put it in the oven. Thanks for the recipe.


Lgali profile image

Lgali 7 years ago

I love this recipe Thnaks


gredmondson profile image

gredmondson 7 years ago from San Francisco, California Author

Christine and Lgali, let me know how you like it . . .


Shantel 18 months ago

Oh I'm so happy to find this here! My great grandmother used to make this and my mother did as well when she found this! I didn't know anyone else knew of more!!


Bonita Olmer 6 months ago

Oh my gosh, I have been looking for a recipe for More for decades. Our babysitter made it once, and I remember how good it was. I've looked for it online before, but no luck finding it. I thought I'd give it one more try today, and here it is! Bless you for sharing it here. I will print it right now, and try making it very soon. Here's hoping after 50+ years it tastes as good as I remember. :)

    Sign in or sign up and post using a HubPages Network account.

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No HTML is allowed in comments, but URLs will be hyperlinked. Comments are not for promoting your articles or other sites.


    Click to Rate This Article
    working