Everyday Mom's Meals: All In A Name

Sunday, January 12, 2020

All In A Name

I often wonder how recipes get their name, because I know as a food writer I sometimes struggle to give food a name that is accurate and eye catching. Sure, sometimes it's obvious, I mean you can't do much with "Roasted Broccoli", but when you want to describe something, and maybe be a little catchy, it can be a little more difficult.

So, right off, let me honest. I have NO idea why this casserole is considered "Amish." I simply have it, and made it, because a friend gave it to me, knowing how much we love egg noodles; and of course casseroles.

Now, I have a couple theories as to why it's "Amish." See, my family comes from Pennsylvania, and there things are deep rooted in simplicity. No frill ingredients like noodles, ground beef and some pantry staples might just be the key to how this delicious meal got its name. I get you have most of what this recipe calls for in the kitchen cupboard and fridge right now.

However it was names, quite frankly, it doesn't matter to me! For me, it's a simple casserole that is as hearty as it is yummy, and quickly became a favorite in our house.

If you're looking to make dinner time more simple in 2020, or maybe even stay on budget more, this Amish Casserole is a terrific place to start!

Amish Casserole
1 lb. ground beef
1 lb. egg noodles
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can tomato soup
1 c. milk
2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
2 TBS dried minced onion
Salt and Pepper
Dried Parsley

Preheat oven to 375. Cook noodles according to package directions. Brown beef over medium high heat. Drain if necessary. In a medium bowl combine soups, milk, Worcestershire, garlic powder, onion, salt and pepper.  Whisk well. Drain noodles. Add to beef. Add soup mixture. Stir well. Transfer to a greased 9x13 baking dish. Sprinkle with parsley and paprika. Bake for 25 minutes until browned on top.

 Shared at Weekend Potluck
Shared at Meal Plan Monday

Inspired by Mr. Food

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