Looking for a hearty and comforting casserole that’s quick and easy to prepare? This hamburger casserole is a family favorite that combines ground beef, creamy soups, macaroni, and cheese into a delicious one-dish meal. Let’s get started with the recipe!
Who Will Love This Recipe?
This hamburger casserole is perfect for:
- Busy Cooks: It’s a simple and quick recipe that’s perfect for weeknight dinners when you’re short on time.
- Families: Kids and adults alike will enjoy the flavors and heartiness of this comforting casserole.
- Budget-Friendly Cooks: This recipe uses affordable ingredients like ground beef, macaroni, and canned soups.
- Comfort Food Lovers: If you crave classic comfort food, this casserole won’t disappoint.
What Makes It Special?
Here’s what makes this hamburger casserole special:
- One-Dish Wonder: Everything is cooked in a single casserole dish, making cleanup a breeze.
- Creamy and Savory: The combination of cream of mushroom soup and tomato soup creates a creamy and savory sauce that’s truly comforting.
- Customizable: Feel free to add your favorite seasonings or vegetables to make this casserole your own.
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 can cream of mushroom soup
- 1 can tomato soup
- 1 can whole kernel corn, drained
- 2 teaspoons chili powder
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 1/2 cups macaroni noodles, cooked and drained
- Grated cheddar cheese (enough to cover the casserole)
- Salt and pepper to taste
Step 1: Preheat the Oven
Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
Step 2: Cook the Macaroni Noodles
Cook the macaroni noodles according to the package directions. Once cooked, drain them and set them aside.
Step 3: Brown the Ground Beef and Onion
In a large skillet, brown the ground beef and chopped onion over medium heat until the beef is no longer pink and the onion is tender. Drain any excess fat.
Step 4: Season the Beef
Add chili powder, and season with salt and pepper to taste. Mix well to combine the seasonings with the beef and onion.
Step 5: Prepare the Soup Mixture
In a separate bowl, combine the cream of mushroom soup and tomato soup. Stir until well combined. Drain the whole kernel corn and add it to the soup mixture. Mix thoroughly.
Step 6: Assemble the Casserole
In a 9x13-inch baking dish, combine the cooked macaroni noodles, seasoned ground beef, and the soup and corn mixture. Stir everything together until well mixed.
Step 7: Bake the Casserole
Place the baking dish in the preheated oven and bake for 35-40 minutes. During the last 15 minutes of baking, cover the casserole with grated cheddar cheese. This will give the casserole a nice cheesy topping.
Step 8: Serve and Enjoy
Once the casserole is cooked and the cheese is melted and bubbly, remove it from the oven. Serve your delicious hamburger casserole hot and enjoy!
This comforting dish is perfect for satisfying your craving for classic comfort food. Whether you're serving it for a family dinner or just looking for an easy weeknight meal, this hamburger casserole won't disappoint.