Prepare egg noodles according to package directions and drain.
In a large skillet, brown ground beef and drain off any fat.
Add tomato soup and beans to ground beef, season to taste.
Add noodles and stir gently to combine.
Top with cheese, sour cream and green onions if desired before serving.
This is a good opportunity to use what you have on hand, so feel free to use leftovers and canned ingredients that you have on hand.
If your family likes spicier flavors, substitute enchilada sauce for the tomato soup and add a can of green chilies or tomatoes with green chilies. Other additions that work well are corn and black olives.
Although the recipe calls for kidney beans, black beans or red beans can be substituted.
Don't limit yourself to egg noodles - elbow macaroni or spirals will work just as well.
Substitute cooked chicken or leftover beef for the ground beef, or make it vegetarian by omitting the meat and adding more beans and some diced peppers and onions.