I know there are several casseroles here now, but they are more frugal than some other meal options. Plus they freeze well, which is nice for those days that I am too tired or too busy, so I'm not tempted to go out to eat.
We grew up with this one, and it was huge favorite! You have a couple meat options, so it doesn't get boring, and who doesn't like sour cream and cheese?!? I didn't alter this one, it's perfect as is!
This is for 2 9x13 pans. One to eat and one to freeze. Cut in half if you don't want to freeze one.
Cook the meat if using ground beef or ground sausage.
We love this! Which is why I always make a pan for freezing!!! Great for taking to friends that just had babies, makes great leftovers the next day, and is popular with nearly everyone. Except the pickiest of eaters... My favorite meat is ham, followed by sausage. The one time I made with ground beef it was good, but not as good as the other two. You do not need to add salt, because there is a lot of salt in some of the ingredients. Pepper though, that is highly recommended! :-)
It's also good with broccoli sprinkled on with the meat.
And those gorgeous tomato wedges? Heavenly when spread with mayonnaise!