Tuesday, January 4, 2022

One Pot Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole

When I first started reading food blogs back in, dear God, 2008-ish, one of the blogs I read was Closet Cooking. Always good writing and fantastic photos and the recipes, well, I used one that I had saved on Pinterest for tonight's dinner. One-Pot Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole. One pot, yeah!!! Bacon, always a good thing. 

Easy to make and loved the flavors. Applause from the other side of the table.

I cut the recipe in half for Chris and me. Click here for the original recipe.

4 strips bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces
1/2 pound ground beef
1 small onion, diced
1 (14-ounce) can diced tomatoes
1 (4-ounce) can tomato sauce (I had just enough marinara sauce in the fridge)
1 cups beef broth
2 tbsp ketchup
1/2 tablespoon yellow mustard
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
4 ounces pasta 
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded

Cook the bacon in a large pan over medium heat, about 5-7 minutes, set aside on paper towels to drain and drain the grease from the pan.

Cook the ground beef and onion in the same pan over medium-high heat, about 5-7 minutes, and drain any excess grease.

Add the diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, broth, ketchup, mustard, Worcestershire, sauce, and pasta, bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer covered until the pasta is al dente tender, about 15 minutes.

Season with salt and pepper to taste, sprinkle on the cheese, and simmer, covered, until the cheese has melted, about 2-3 minutes, and serve garnished with the bacon.

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