The cheese is key!
Onion and bell pepper add zip!
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.