Old English Casserole

I’ve been making this for 20 years as the recipe comes from my college roommate’s mom. We made it regularly in college as it is low cost and feeds an army.

Feeds 6-8 and cost less than $15!
Not shown- brown sugar and flour. Only used 1 can of green beans.

1/2 a box of elbow macaroni 8 oz.


1.5 lbs of lean ground beef

1 small onion or 1/4 of a larage one- finely diced

2 cloves of garlic- minced

1 tablespoon of flour


1 can of French style green beans

1 tablespoon of brown sugar

1 jar of chunky garden pasta sauce which includes peppers and mushrooms- I used a jar of regular and added diced tomatoes.

1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 350

Grease a large baking dish and cook pasta according to package.

Place a small amount of evoo in a pan. Add diced onions and cook for 3 minutes. Add garlic and cook for one more minute. Add ground beef and break up with a wooden spoon. Cook until brown. Add flour, S&P, brown sugar, beans and sauce. Mix and cook for 2 minutes.

What it looks like before sauce is added.

Drain pasta then add to pan and stir. Turn off heat and dump everything into glass baking sheet. Add cheese. Cook for 30 minutes.

If prepping ahead of time. Cover and place this in refrigerator. Bake when ready to eat.

Published by Lem0815

Mother of two and wife to my junior high sweetheart. I believe the key to life is balance and the key to healthy eating is to not restrict and incorporate fruits and vegetables into every meal.

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