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Beef Lombardi

Beef Lombardi is a hearty American casserole dish that is cheesy, meaty, and easy to prepare. There are a couple of theories about how the dish got its name. One is that it is named for Vince Lombardi, former coach of the Green Bay Packers, and another is that it is named after the northern region of Italy called Lombardy. None of these ideas, however, can be substantiated. On the other hand, it is known that pasta has ancient origins, growing in popularity throughout Italy during the 13th century. Its affordability, shelf life, and versatility firmly rooted it to Italian culture. Immigrants brought pasta recipes with them to the New World where they were adapted to create new American recipes like this one. Beef Lombardi is commonly served with salad and garlic bread to make it a complete meal.

Recipe Servings: 6

Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time
1 hour 30 minutes
Gluten Free
Dairy Free



  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Cook ground beef in pan over medium heat, stirring until crumbled and no longer pink, about 5–6 minutes. Drain.
  3. Stir in diced tomatoes and green chiles, sugar, salt, and ground black pepper. Cook 5 minutes.
  4. Add tomato paste and bay leaf and simmer 30 minutes.
  5. Cook egg noodles separately in large pot of lightly salted boiling water, about 6–8 minutes. Drain.
  6. Stir together cooked noodles, green onions, and sour cream until blended.
  7. Place noodle mixture into bottom of lightly greased 13 x 9-inch baking dish.
  8. Top noodles with beef mixture and sprinkle evenly with cheese.
  9. Cover with foil and bake for 35 minutes.
  10. Uncover casserole and cook another 5 minutes.
  11. Serve garnished with parsley, if desired.

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