I never made this as I knew it was not something Bob would have eaten as he is not a huge fan of casseroles, but I also am not a fan of tomato soup from cans. However, this would be a good and easy recipe for those of you who do like to make items from tomato soup. I have had a very similar recipe made with tomato sauce and it was quite good.
I do know this is a recipe that Ellen made once in awhile for her and Dick to enjoy. On the top of the recipe card she had written 'Very good', and so I must believe she was right!
Aunt Ellen Trueax's Hamburger Casserole
Preheat oven 350 degrees
2 large potatoes, sliced thin
2-3 carrots, sliced thin
1 cup peas (frozen or fresh)
1 large onion, diced
2 stalks celery, sliced thin
1 1/2 lbs. ground beef, cooked and drained
1/4 cup ketchup
1 (10 3/4 oz) can tomato soup*
1 soup can water
Place layers of vegetables in order given into a large casserole pan.
Place cooked ground beef over top.
Mix ketchup, soup, and water together, then pour over top of casserole.
Bake at 350 degree oven for 40-45 minutes, till vegetables are soft and casserole is hot and bubbly.
Do not allow to go dry; add more water, if needed.
*You can use tomato sauce instead of soup.
*You could also add a can of diced tomatoes, such as home-canned stewed tomatoes to casserole.
*You could also add mushrooms, green pepper, and some garlic to this.