Source: Fabulous Food Associations

Mardi-Gras Hash
Your family will love this tasty dish.
Serves: 8
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes


6 strips bacon
1 package (5 ounces) noodles
1/3 cup chopped onion
1/3 cup chopped green pepper
1/3 cup chopped celery
1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
1 pound American cheese, grated
1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
1 can (1 pound) green peas, drained
2 cans (3 ounces each) mushrooms, drained
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
Salt and pepper
1 cup soft bread crumbs

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Fry the bacon until crisp. Drain and crumble and set aside. Reserve the bacon drippings.

Cook the noodles in salted boiling water until nearly al dente (barely done) and drain.

Saute the onion, green pepper, celery and meat in the reserved bacon drippings until brown. Add half of the grated cheese and stir until melted. Mix in the tomato paste, green peas, mushrooms and Worcestershire sauce. Add the cooked noodles and stir together. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Transfer to a 2-quart baking dish. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese, cover with bread crumbs, and sprinkle bacon over all. Bake for about 45 minutes or until cooked through and bubbling hot.