Grandma's Ground Beef Casserole

Grandma's Ground Beef Casserole

24 Reviews 5 Pics
  • Prep

    20 m
  • Cook

    55 m
  • Ready In

    1 h 15 m
Recipe by  MrsWolfie

“As the title suggests, this was my Grandmother's recipe. I've tweaked the amount of cheese and sour cream depending on what I've got in the fridge and it always turns out great! My mother has suggested this was made up as a way to use up ingredients in the fridge.”

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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir beef in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes; drain and discard grease. Mix sugar, salt, garlic salt and tomato sauce into ground beef; simmer until flavors blend, about 20 minutes. Remove from heat, cover skillet, and cool to room temperature.
  2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook egg noodles in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until cooked through but firm to the bite, about 5 minutes. Drain and cool slightly.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch casserole dish.
  4. Mix sour cream, cream cheese, and onion in a bowl.
  5. Scoop half the noodles into the prepared casserole dish; top with half the sour cream mixture. Spoon half the ground beef mixture atop sour cream layer. Repeat layering with remaining ingredients. Top casserole with Cheddar cheese.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven until Cheddar cheese has browned, 25 to 30 minutes.

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Update!!! This time I made it with Italian sausage and used just one can of the tomato sauce . Since I was using sausage, I cut the salt in half. I sauteed the onion before mixing it in with the sourcream/cream cheese mixture. Topped with mozarella. Great results and I thin I will try it with chorizo and mexican cheeses next time. I can see so many possibilities for grandmas homestyle casserole. I have to add that the review by the "Versatile Foodie" seems hardly fair. She reviewed this as if it was some fine wine or gourmet recipe. This is NOT that kind of recipe and I don't think it has been represented that way. This is just one of those old fashioned simple casseroles that calls for easily attained and simple ingredients. Nothing fancy schmancy, just good stick to the ribs family pleasing casserole. Thanks for sharing LaDonna and Grandma!



Disappointed. Followed the recipe to the mark.



This was a great find. The layers of sour cream, cream cheese, and onion really set off the flavor of this simple dish. The family really enjoyed it and leftovers weren't left over for very long. I imagine that many readers will find ways to tweak this recipe with additional ingredients. I prepared it exactly to the recipe and would argue that no adjustments are necessary.

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Amount Per Serving (6 total)

  • Calories
  • 519 cal
  • 26%
  • Fat
  • 29.8 g
  • 46%
  • Carbs
  • 39.4 g
  • 13%
  • Protein
  • 24.5 g
  • 49%
  • Cholesterol
  • 120 mg
  • 40%
  • Sodium
  • 1597 mg
  • 64%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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