Betsy’s Casserole

One of my favorite meals when I was growing up.   I have no idea who Betsy actually is.  Perhaps Mom knows.  So I guess this would count as a comfort food.

1 pound ground beef
2 Tbs oil
2 onions
1 glove garlic
1 28oz crushed tomatoes
1 6oz can tomato paste
3/4 – 1 cup water
1/8 tsp dried thyme
1/8 tsp marjoram
1/2 tsp bay leaf (can sub in 1 whole leaf)
1 tsp worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp tabasco
Salt and pepper to taste
1 12oz pkg uncooked egg noodles

Preheat oven to 350°. Grease a 2 1/2 quart casserole dish and set aside. In large skillet, brown ground beef. Dice onions and mince garlic. Add to ground beef. Add all remaining ingredients except the egg noodles. Bring to a boil. In casserole dish, place uncooked noodles in a layer. Cover noodles with ground beef mixture, making sure all noodles are covered so they’ll cook and not burn. Bake for 45 minutes.

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