8-10 oz. egg noodles, uncooked
1 lb. ground beef or ground turkey
1/4 c. onion, chopped
1/2 c. cheese, shredded
1 16oz. can corn (or 1 1/2 c. frozen corn)
2 tsp. chili powder (I usually do 3 tsp.)
1 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
1-2 8oz. can tomato sauce (add one... then add another if you want it saucier)
1/4 c. water (I pour the water into the tomato sauce can and slosh around to get all the tomato out of the can)
If you are cooking to eat tonight:
Boil noodles till soft; drain well. Brown ground beef with onion. Drain any fat. To the meat mixture add the rest of the ingredients, including the noodles. Let simmer on low about 5 minutes. Then serve hot. Makes 6 servings.
If you are freezing:
Boil noodles till al dente; drain well. Brown ground beef with onion. Drain any fat. To the meat mixture add the noodles and other ingredients EXCEPT for the cheese. Mix well then let cool to almost room temperature. Add the cheese and stir. It should not melt if you cooled it sufficiently. Pour everything into a labeled Ziploc freezer bag. When you want to eat this make sure you thawed it, then prepare on stovetop by dumping mixture into a skillet and simmering on the stovetop for 10 minutes. Serve hot. Makes 6 servings.
***For our freezer meal swap this month I only cooked the meat sauce portion and bagged it and gave each swapper a bag of noodles to boil just before serving. The noodles are better fresh.... but it does require that little extra prep the night you plan to eat this.