Cashew Nut Casserole

The recipe card attributes this to a Mrs. Carsons and says it serves 12. Mom looooooved her some cashews! I’m rather fond of them myself. I don’t really remember eating them in this dish, though. Behold the classic Midwestern ingredients: cream of mushroom soup and cheese!

3 large onions
2 lbs ground beef
1 large package small noodles, fried
2 cans mushroom soup
1 of those mushroom soup cans full of milk
1 lb sharp cheese
1 29 cent package of cashews (I suspect that they cost more now, 50 years on. I’d go for an 8 oz package.)

Preheat oven to 275F
Brown onions and beef in a skillet. Add meat mixture and put in casserole (the card doesn’t say anything about when to add the soup, so I’d suggest mixing it with the meat and onions at this point). Cover with grated cheese. Put can of milk in. Bake at least 3/4 hour. Sprinkle noodles and nuts over the top. Bake 1/2 hour more.