Growing up in Kansas City we didn't call them hotdish, just casserole. My family's favorite was a combination of ground beef, american cheese, egg noodles, and a splash of teriyaki (I think). I always abhorred that meal and my father never did understand why. He'd say, "You like ground beef, you like cheese, and you like noodles, what's not to like about them all together?" It just tasted bad; that's what.