Monday, April 20, 2009

Monday's Meal

You know I love a good casserole. I mean what's not to love? It's all there and just one dish to clean up after and many times they taste better the next day so that's a thumbs up for leftovers.
So, this recipe is for a mystery meat casserole. The mystery is not that you found some random piece of meat in the back of the freezer, but that you can use whatever type of meat you want, ground turkey, beef, chicken, pork...really, seriously, whatever you want.

Mystery Meat Casserole

2 lbs of the ground meat of your choice
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/8 cup of green peppers, minced
1/2 cup of sour cream
1/2 cup of grated swiss cheese
8 ounce pkg of egg noodles
16 ounces of cottage cheese
1/3 cup of green onions, chopped
2 cups of tomato sauce

Preheat the oven to 375 degree f. Grease a 9 X 13 inch casserole and set aside. In a large pot boil noodles in salted water until done according to package. Drain and set aside (toss with a bit of olive oil so they don't stick together). In a large bowl mix together the cream cheese, cottage cheese and sour cream until well blended. Add the onion and green peppers. Set those aside. Brown your chosen meat until done, drain off any fat. Add the tomato sauce and warm through. In the casserole make the following layers, noodles, cheese mixture, meat mixture and repeat. Top with grated Swiss cheese. Bake for 30 minutes uncovered.