Gourmet Beef-Noodle Casserole


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • (14 1/2-oz.) can diced tomatoes
  • (8-oz.) can tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup green pepper, chopped
  • (4-oz.) can sliced mushrooms, drained
  • clove garlic, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 cup burgundy wine or beef broth
  • (8-oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/3 cup onion, chopped
  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese, divided
  • (8-oz.) pkg. wide egg noodles, cooked


  1. Brown ground beef in a skillet over medium-high heat; drain. Add tomatoes, sauce, green pepper, mushrooms, garlic, salt, sugar, and wine or broth; cover and simmer over low heat 10 minutes.
  2. In a medium bowl, blend together cream cheese, sour cream, onion and one cup Cheddar cheese; set aside.
  3. In an ungreased 13″x9″ baking pan, layer half the beef mixture, half the noodles and half the cheese mixture; repeat layers. Top with remaining Cheddar cheese. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 40 minutes.

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