Marion's skokie casserole

Yield: 6 servings

Measure Ingredient
½ pounds Elbow macaroni
3 tablespoons Olive oil
1 pounds Ground beef
2 \N Garlic cloves; peeled and crushed
1 medium Yellow onion; peeled and chopped
1 medium Green bell pepper; cored, seeded,
\N \N And chopped
29 ounces Stewed tomatoes -; (2 cans)
10 ounces Frozen corn kernels - (1 box); thawed
\N \N Salt; to taste
\N \N Freshly-ground black pepper; to taste
1 cup Crushed potato chips
¼ pounds Cheddar cheese; grated
\N \N === GARNISH ===
\N \N Parsley

Cook the macaroni until al dente and drain. Rinse in cold water and drain well. Heat a large frying pan and add 1 tablespoon of the oil. Brown the ground beef until crumbly. Remove to a colander and drain the fat. Heat the pan again and add the remaining 2 tablespoons of the oil. Add the garlic, onion and green bell pepper. Saute until tender and remove to a large bowl.

Combine the cooked macaroni and the browned ground beef with the sauteed vegetables. Add the stewed tomatoes, thawed corn and salt and pepper to taste. Mix together until all is incorporated. Place the mixture in a large greased casserole and top with the crushed potato chips and cheddar cheese.

Bake in a pre-heated 350 degree oven for 1 hour or until hot and bubbly.

Sprinkle with parsley and serve. This recipe serves 6 to 8.

Comments: Marion is a woman who came to me as a volunteer when I first started doing shows in Chicago. I have learned a lot from her. One of the most beautiful things she taught me is that when you are lonely you can cook up a dish for someone who is ill or more lonely than you. Thus Marion's Skokie Casserole.

Recipe Source: THE FRUGAL GOURMET by Jeff Smith From the 12-23-1992 issue - The Springfield Union-News

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