No sooner did I finish publishing “Cheesecake & Mason Jars,” and a very long-time neighbor knocked at my door, brought me a small casserole, and we sat at the kitchen table for an hour. She ate a piece of cheesecake and took two slices home to her husband. (I love my neighborhood!) Her casserole was SOOO GOOD, so she gave me the recipe and we agreed to call it “neighborly!”
Ingredients: 1 pound of ground sirloin, 1 small onion, 1-1/2 chopped green bell pepper, 1-1/2 red bell pepper, 1 clove of garlic, one 14.5 ounce can of diced tomatoes, a cup of ketchup, 2 T of brown sugar, 1 tsp yellow mustard, salt & pepper to taste, 2 cups of frozen corn, one 16-oz package of penne pasta, 1-1/2 cups shredded Colby-Jack cheese.
Directions: Heat the oven to 350. Then cook the beef with onion, bell peppers (both), and garlic in a large skillet. Discard the grease. Stir the diced tomatoes in, as well as the ketchup, mustard, brown sugar, salt & pepper. Simmer about 8-10 minutes.
Boil the corn until it’s cooked – about 5 minutes. Then drain the water out.
Cook your penne pasta in boiling water. When it’s done, drain that as well.
Then, mix in the corn, pasta, and cheese into the ground sirloin mixture in the skillet. Pour it into a 9×13 baking dish. Bake it at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes, and until the cheese has melted.
And, like Amber – set aside a small casserole dish to share with a neighbor.
After all, it’s “Neighborly Casserole!”
Here’s the link to “Cheesecake & Mason Jars” https://kitchentabledevotions.com/blog/