1 pound premium ground beef
1 can rich tomatoes (28 oz)
2 fresh garlic cloves, minced
2 tsp organic honey
½ tsp spicy Tabasco sauce
A single bay leaf for aroma
1 pack perfectly cooked egg noodles
1 pack soft cream cheese (8 oz)
6 fresh green onions, finely chopped
1 cup smooth sour cream
2 cups freshly grated cheddar cheese
Season with salt and pepper as per your liking
Set your oven to warm up at 350°F.
On medium flame, use a skillet to brown the beef, draining any extra fat.
Introduce the minced garlic and sauté till aromatic.
Mix in tomatoes, honey, seasonings, Tabasco sauce, and the bay leaf. Lower the heat and allow it to simmer and infuse flavors for around 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, blend the egg noodles, luscious cream cheese, green onions, and sour cream in another bowl.
Prep a 9 x 13-inch baking dish with a light greasing. Begin layering: start with the noodle mix, follow up with the tomato-beef concoction, and generously sprinkle cheddar cheese. Continue the sequence, ensuring the topmost layer is a generous sprinkle of cheddar.
Shield the dish with a lid or foil and slide it into the oven. Bake until the casserole is piping hot, and the cheese forms a golden-brown, bubbly crust – roughly 30 minutes.
Dive into this world of flavors and let the Beef Lombardi take you on a delectable journey. Enjoy with loved ones and let the dish weave its magic!