Ground Beef Noodle Casserole
recipe adapted from allrecipes.com (no longer on their site)
1 pkg dry brown gravy mix
1 cup cold water
1 pound ground beef
1 small onion, diced
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 (14 ounce) jar spaghetti sauce
1/2 cup half and half cream
1/2 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp dried basil
1/2 tsp dried thyme
1/2 tsp dried rosemary
salt/pepper to taste
8 ounces egg noodles, cooked and drained
2/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
In a small bowl, combine gravy mix and water until smooth; set aside. In a large skillet, cook the beef, onion and garlic over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add spaghetti sauce, cream, seasonings and gravy; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 15 minutes.
Add the noodles and 1/3 cup of Parmesan cheese; mix well. Transfer to a greased 3 qt baking dish; sprinkle with remaining Parmesan. Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until heated through.
I guess the best way to think of this is a better version of hamburger helper. A lot less preservatives and much tastier.