Ingredients (serves 2)
5 ounces ground beef
1/4 teaspoon white sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon garlic salt (or use fresh garlic)
5/8 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce
3/8 (8 ounce) package egg noodles
1/3 cup sour cream
3/8 (3 ounce) package cream cheese
3/8 large white onion, diced
2 tablespoons and 2 teaspoons shredded sharp Cheddar cheese, or more to taste
You can always add vegetables if you desire
1 Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir beef in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes; drain and discard grease. Mix sugar, salt, garlic salt and tomato sauce into ground beef; simmer until flavors blend, about 20 minutes. Remove from heat, cover skillet, and cool to room temperature.
2 Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook egg noodles in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until cooked through but firm to the bite, about 5 minutes. Drain and cool slightly.
3 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9×13-inch casserole dish.
4 Mix sour cream, cream cheese, and onion in a bowl.
5 Scoop half the noodles into the prepared casserole dish; top with half the sour cream mixture. Spoon half the ground beef mixture atop sour cream layer. Repeat layering with remaining ingredients. Top casserole with Cheddar cheese.
6 Bake in the preheated oven until Cheddar cheese has browned, 25 to 30 minutes.