1-1/4 pound ground beef
1 can (15 oz) tomato sauce
salt + pepper to taste
8 ounces, weight egg noodles
1/2 cup sour cream
1-1/4 cup cottage cheese
1/2 cup sliced green onions
1 cup sharp cheddar cheese
Brown ground beef in a large skillet. Drain fat, then add tomato sauce, 1/2 teaspoon salt and plenty of freshly ground black pepper. Stir, then simmer while you prepare the other ingredients.
Cook egg noodles until al dente. Drain and set aside.
In a medium bowl, combine sour cream and cottage cheese. Add plenty of freshly ground black pepper. Add to noodles and stir. Add green onions and stir.
To assemble, add half of the noodles to a baking dish. Top with half the meat mixture, then sprinkle on half the grated cheddar. Repeat with noodles, meat, then a final layer of cheese. Bake for 20 minutes, or until all cheese is melted.
Super easy and fast weeknight meal. I didn't have any green onions so I just added a little dash of minced onions from the cupboard. This was good, comforting, filling.