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Grandma Geiger's Casserole Recipe
From Wake by Robert J. Sawyer
She'd known they were having Grandma Geiger's casserole for dinner even before she'd come downstairs; the combination of smells had filled the house. The cheese was well, they didn't call it American cheese up here, but it tasted the same, and the tomato "sauce" was an undiluted can of Campbell's tomato soup.
1 lb (454 g) lean ground beef
Brown ground beef in a frying pan. When beef is halfway cooked, add the chopped onion and continue to heat until beef is thoroughly cooked.
Boil water in a pot. Add the macaroni shells to boiling water. Boil until tender. About 10 minutes.
Cut the cheese up into 1/4" (1/2 cm) squares.
Grease or Pam a large casserole dish.
Stir together ground beef, macaroni, onion, salt, cheese, and tomato soup, and place in casserole dish. Cover with a dense layer of uncooked bacon strips. (You may need to (lightly) pre-cook the bacon if your oven does not have a broiler.) Do not put the lid on the casserole dish.
Cook uncovered at 300°F (150°C) for 50 minutes. If necessary, broil at end to finish cooking the bacon.
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