Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 40 mins

This recipe is from a magazine I read not too long ago. Since I had never heard of the word Lombardi, I did some 'research' and found that there is a restaurant called Lombardi's. Lombardi's claims to be America's oldest pizzeria (it opened in 1897 in New York). It is still popular because of its "beautiful, smoky-crusted pizza with fresh tomatoes and mozzarella. The genius of this pizza starts with the crust, which is black and crispy on the underside, but gives way to a wonderfully soft, yeasty interior." So, I'm pretty sure that this recipe was inspired by Lombardi's pizza! It is pretty spicy and doesn't taste 'pizza-y' but I like it!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook ground beef until no longer pink, then drain.
  2. Stir in diced tomatoes, diced tomatoes with green chilies, sugar, salt, and pepper.
  3. Cook for 5 minutes.
  4. Add tomato paste and bay leaf, and simmer for 30 minutes.
  5. Cook the egg noodles according to package directions; drain.
  6. Combine cooked noodles, chopped green onions, and sour cream until well blended.
  7. Place noodle mixture in bottom of a 13 by 9 inch baking baking dish lightly coated with cooking spray.
  8. Top with beef mixture; sprinkle evenly with cheeses.
  9. Cover with aluminum foil and bake at 350° for 35 minutes.
  10. Uncover and bake 5 minutes more.
  11. Enjoy!
  12. If you want, you can garnish it with fresh parsley sprigs!


Most Helpful

Absolutely wonderful recipe. Smells so good while it is cooking. Great leftovers too. I also use sirloin strips instead of ground beef sometimes.

nascarmom March 21, 2008

My family and I love this. The first time I made this, I used brown sugar because I didn't realize until the very last minute that I was out of granulated. When I made it the second time, I decided to stick with the brown sugar, since it tasted great the first time around.

bernrome June 02, 2006

Very good for a casserole dish (I am normally not a fan). I made a few changes - a 14 oz. can of diced tomatoes and chiles, more black pepper, some cayenne added to beef/tomato mixture (just to taste) and garlic powder mixed in with the noodles, sour cream and green onions. My comfort food loving BF drooled, always a good thing.

chefjen November 19, 2004

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