Monday, February 9, 2009

Hamburger-Corn Bake

This recipe comes with a story. My first semester at BYU (summer of 1969) I signed up for a beginning mythology class. I knew nothing about Greek or Roman mythology so this seemed like a good class for me. The teacher told us that the main thing to know was that it was important to appease the gods and in this class he was the god. We could appease him by bringing treats; his favorite was cinnamon rolls. I thought he was teasing. He wasn't.

After our final exam we were going to have a potluck picnic. He told me I better bring a really good casserole because I did so poorly on the exam. "None of that tuna casserole stuff," he said. That's what I had planned on because I was a poor college student. So I hunted for another casserole recipe that I could afford. The teacher loved it and gave me an A- for a grade. I still don't know anything about mythology, but I do know it's important to appease the gods.

1 lb ground beef1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 med onion, chopped1 C sour cream
12-oz can corn1 can cream of chicken soup
salt & pepper3 C cooked noodles (6-oz)

Brown ground beef and onion; drain. stir in corn, soups, seasonings. add sour cream and noodles. Warm through.


Framed said...

That guy should be fired. But the recipe does look really good. I think I've had this before and loved it.

s.landers said...

I have the exact same recipe, but in mine you have 2 C bread crumb and 1/2 C melted butter and you stir the bread crumbs into the butter and place it on top and then bake. It's a delicious addition.