I think every family has a version of this and a name for it. In our family, it’s called ‘Wamsutta’. It’s one of our favorite dishes, it’s wholesome, hearty, filling and fun to say. I shared the recipe with her and her family gave it a thumbs up, too.
2 lbs. ground beef
1 small package wide egg noodles
1 medium yellow onion, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 sm. can water chestnuts, drained
1 sm. can mushrooms, drained
1 lg. can chopped tomatoes
1 lg. can corn, drained
1/2 C chopped, stuffed olives
1/2 lb (or more) cheddar cheese, shredded
salt, pepper, Tabasco and thyme to taste.
The What To Do:
Brown the meat, onions and bell pepper together in a large pot.
Once the meat is browned, drain the grease and then add all ingredients,but the cheese, to the pot and stir to heat.
Once everything is heated through you take the Wamsutta and place it into glass baking dishes. I use two 10X13 dishes.
At this point you can either top it with cheese and bake it at 350 for 20 minutes until all the cheese is melted and bubbly and smells like heaven, or you can freeze it and take it out to cook at a later date. Do not freeze with cheese. 🙂
I usually spread the love when I make this and take it to friends with the recipe attached and cooking instructions.