I have made and taken this particular meal to so-o-o many people over the years. Most likely, if I'm only bringing you one meal, this is what you will be getting. Why this one? Because 98% of people that eat it, like it. HONEST! Mom's will tell me they have a couple of picky eaters, and yet they ask for more of this dish. Elderly people have told me, "it's basically such a simple dish, yet it's so good!" Therefore, according to and because of, I highly recommend that you try this recipe out on your own family, and then make it again the next time your taking a meal in to somebody ;-).
First - start your hamburg, finely chopped onions and the *brown sugar to browning, in a highly greased pan.
Second - start your pan of water to heating for cooking your egg noodles. BONUS TIP HERE --> Spray some of your pan coating spray onto the water before it reaches the boiling point. Doing so helps keep the noodles from sticking together ;-> Second bonus tip - putting a lid on the pan DOES help the water to reach the boiling point faster.
While your waiting for the water to come to a boil, work at breaking the browning hamburg up into tiny little bits.
Once your water reaches the boiling stage (really boiling), dump in your egg noodles.
Your noodles are ready, when you can just almost slice one (pull one out on a wooden spoon, and don't hold it over the steam of the pan while testing the noodle 8-/) with a finger nail. Remember, they will cook further when you heat the casserole all together, so you don't want them too soft yet.
Dump the noodles into a strainer in your sink. Don't rinse them. Spray the inside of the pan they came out of with pan coating spray. Wait a couple of minutes, and then dump the noodles back into the pan.
Mix the undiluted Cream of Chicken Soup in with the cooked noodles.
Once the hamburg mixture has cooked to the point that all of the liquid has vaporized and the onions have turned clear in color, turn off the heat. Then, mix the can of undiluted Tomato Soup in with the meat mixture.
Thickly spread the meat in the bottom of a well greased 9 x 13 pan (or *whatever size works best for the amount of meat and noodles you cooked up).
Top the meat with slices of Velvetta cheese. Note, they do not have to completely touch one another, because the cheese will spread as it melts.
Spread the noodle mixture out on top of the cheese.
If you plan on serving it for dinner in an hour - Cover it with foil and stick it straight in the oven at 350o.
If however you plan on having it the next day or later, and/or taking it to somebody, first cover the pans with plastic wrap, then top that with foil and stick them in your fridge or a cold cooler.
When your ready to eat it, you can warm the whole pan up in a 350o oven for 45 minutes, or heat it by the serving size in your microwave.
Yum-A-Setta is wonderful when paired with Applesauce, Cottage Cheese and Corn!!
And for dessert - Oatmeal Carmelitas (thus the jars of Carmel Ice Cream topping in the background o;->)
And now for the actual recipe -
is a Amish recipe I clipped out of some magazine y-ea-r-s ago.
2 lbs hamburg
salt and pepper to taste (I don't think it needs either)
a little brown sugar
1/4 onion, chopped (I use a whole onion)
1 can tomato soup, undiluted
1 8oz. pkg. Velveeta(R)
1 - 16 oz. pkg. egg noodles
1 can cream of chicken soup, undiluted
Brown hamburg with salt, pepper, brown sugar and onions. Add tomato soup.
Cook egg noodles. Drain. Add cream of chicken soup.
Layer hamburg mixture and noodle mixture in casserole dish or baking pan, with slices of Velvetta cheese in between them.
Bake at 350o for 1/2 an hour.
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