Creamy Beef and Noodle Casserole

1 ½ lbs. Ground beef
2 cans tomato sauce (15 oz each)
8 oz. Cream cheese
8 oz. Sour cream
8 oz. Egg noodles
1 ½ cups Cheddar cheese
2 tsp. Minced garlic
1 tsp. Italian seasoning
1 tsp. Sugar
Salt and pepper to taste

Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).
In a skillet over medium-high heat on the stove, saute the ground beef until it is completely browned. Drain any extra grease.
Add the Italian seasoning and minced garlic to the skillet, and saute for 30 seconds longer.
Pour the tomato sauce and sugar into the skillet with the meat, add salt and pepper to taste, and saute for 3-5 minutes longer.
Mix together the sour cream and the cream cheese in a bowl.
Cook the egg noodles until done to your liking and drain completely.
Place ½ of the egg noodles in an even layer in the bottom of a greased 9×13 baking dish.
Top the noodles with half of the cream cheese mixture and then half of the meat mixture.
Repeat with another layer of noodles, cream cheese mixture, and then ground beef on top.
Sprinkle the cheddar cheese on the top of the casserole and bake for 20-25 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.

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