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Crunchy Beef Bake

I always use corkscrew noodles when preparing this, because the sauce seems to cling to them better than it does to flat noodles—ensuring plenty of good taste in every bite!—Janie Moore, Marion, Ohio
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4-6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups uncooked spiral pasta
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 3/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1 can (2.8 ounces) french-fried onions

Directions

  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a Dutch oven, cook the beef, green pepper and garlic over medium heat until meat is no longer pink and green pepper is tender; drain.
  • Drain pasta; add to the beef mixture with the tomatoes, soup, cheese and salt.
  • Transfer to a greased 2-qt. baking dish. Cover and bake at 350° for 30-40 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle with onions and bake 5 minutes longer.

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  • sarah2830
    Jun 26, 2018

    Good

  • jgeiger1
    Mar 8, 2015

    I liked it.. boyfriend, not so much... I gave it a solid B .... was good when onions were still crunchy.. good texture, but not as much as left overs.

  • dschultz01
    May 1, 2013

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  • Medic 716
    Sep 30, 2012

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  • mpas4farrell
    Sep 8, 2012

    We have renamed this our family goulash. My son asks for it every time he returns home. I have made a double batch and frozen one for a later date and it works really well.

  • jwfy
    Oct 10, 2011

    Made this according to the recipe. Used whole wheat spirals. My wife & I loved it. Had leftovers the next night and was just as good.

  • twnkeyes
    Jul 14, 2010

    Very tasty. Only two changes I made was I used Fire Roasted Tomatoes and Wheat spiral noodles Next time will make it with regular spirals to taste the difference. Husband loved it!

  • twnkeyes
    Jul 14, 2010

    Very tasty. Only two changes I made was I used Fire Roasted Tomatoes and Wheat spiral noodles Next time will make it with regular spirals to taste the difference. Husband loved it!

  • char04
    Aug 20, 2009

    This was very good. I used 2 fresh plum tomatoes instead of can. I cut the french-fried onions to half a can. Everyone in the family liked it.