Hamburger Casserole

• 1 medium onion, chopped fine
• 1/2 cup butter
• 1 1/2 pounds lean ground meat
• 1 cup water
• 1 can (10.5 ounces) tomato soup, undiluted
• 2 cans (8 ounces) tomato sauce
• 1 can (4 ounces) mushrooms, sliced
• 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans
• 2 teaspoons salt
• 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Cook onion in 2 tablespoons butter for five minutes. Remove from pan. Cook beef in 2 tablespoons butter for 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Add onion, celery, water, soup & tomato sauce. Cover & cook slowly for 20 minutes. Add mushrooms & beans and heat through. Cook macaroni, unsalted, according to directions. Drain. Stir into meat mixture, cover & let stand 10 minutes.

Serve with salad & corn bread.

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