Lighthouse casserole

Yield: 18 servings

Measure Ingredient
1 pounds Small shell macaroni
2 pounds Ground beef
1 large Onion,chopped
1 can (16 oz) kidney beans
1 can (16 oz) cream style corn
1 can (16 oz) tomato sauce
1 10 oz. jar chili sauce
1 can (8 oz) mushroom pieces
1 can (3 oz) sliced ripe olives,
Drained
1 cup Shredded Cheddar cheese,
Divided

Cook macaroni on the conventional range.Meanwhile,crumble ground beef into a dishwasher safe plastic colander suspended over a 3 quart casserole.Top with chopped onion.Stirring midway through cooking,microwave on high 8 to 10 minutes or until meat is no longer pink. Discard grease and transfer meat to casserole.Stir in beans, corn,tomato sauce,chili sauce,mushrooms and olives.Drain macaroni and stir meat mixture into it.Divide macaroni mixture into desired size casseroles for serving or freezing.Makes 3 - 2 quart casseroles ( 6 servings each).

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