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Spanish Casserole

Ingredients
  Wide noodles 1 Pound
  Salt To Taste
  Bacon strips 4 , diced
  Mild onions 2 , chopped
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), minced
  Fresh mushrooms 1⁄2 Pound, sliced
  Chorizos 1⁄2 Pound, sliced
  Cooked ham strips 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), cut into julienne
  Tomato sauce 8 Ounce (1 Can)
  Tomato 1 Large, peeled and diced
  Bouillon/Meat stock 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Hot pepper sauce 2 Dash
  Grated sharp cheddar cheese 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Butter 1 Tablespoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1) In a large pot, cook the noodles in boiling salted water until tender and drain.
2) Preheat the oven to 400°F.
3) Lightly butter a casserole with 1-tablespoon of butter.

MAKING
4) In a large skillet, sauté bacon for 1 minute.
5) Add onions and garlic, cook for 5 minutes or until limp.
6) Stir in mushrooms and cook for 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
7) Add chorizos and ham, cook for 3 minutes, stirring.
8) Pour in tomato sauce, tomato, stock, 1 teaspoon of salt and pepper sauce.
9) Simmer the mixture for 30 minutes.

FINALIZING
10) In the casserole, place layers of noodles, mushroom mixture and cheese, using 1/3 each time.
11) Ending layer has to be of cheese.
12) Cover the casserole and bake for 45 minutes.
13) Remove the cover and bake for 15 minutes more.

SERVING
14) With the flat spoon, scoop in layer and serve hot, on flat serving plate.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Spanish
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Baked
Ingredient: 
Ham
Interest: 
Everyday
Preparation Time: 
45 Minutes
Cook Time: 
115 Minutes
Ready In: 
160 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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