This hearty beef and noodles recipe is a one-pot take on Beef Lombardi.
It is filling, delicious, and simple. Just what every family needs!
One of the most touching things was having people deliver meals after my first baby was born. I was one of the first of my friends to have kids, so it never occurred to me that people would pamper me with food. It was the loveliest feeling, having neighbors and friends waltz into my home with casseroles. I didn’t even care what it was, I was happy to have a homemade meal ready to go.
With my second baby, the food still arrived, but there weren’t quite as many and by the third kid, I think I was pretty much my dropping hints to my friends that I really wanted someone to cook for me. I am sure I sounded desperate, but I wanted to pampered and loved on. Is that so wrong?
Beef and Noodles Recipe – A Memory
One of the most memorable baby dishes was a beef Lombardi dish that my old college roommate delivered. It was saucy, beefy, made with lots of noodles. Her recipe had sour cream, black olives and seemed filled to the brim with good tasting ingredients. It was filling and made me so, so, happy. I ate it for days (we were only a small family of 3 back then) and savored every bite. It’s been 14 years since I was introduced to that beef and noodles recipe and I only attempted to make it once until now.
Beef and Noodles Recipe How To
I love one pot meals (as you can tell my this One Pot Alice Springs Chicken Recipe or this One Pot Unstuffed Peppers recipes) which is why I turned this casserole into a skillet meal. This recipe remains fairly similar to the original recipe except it is not baked in a casserole dish. Ground beef is cooked in a large deep skillet and seasoned with garlic, herbs, tomato paste, and diced tomatoes. The addition of beef broth provides enough liquid to cook up the egg noodles.
Top off this casserole with sour cream, black olives, and chives if you like!
If you like this recipe, try my ground beef stroganoff!
This sounds awesome! It’s just me now a days and this is up my alley. I bought index cards to record the recipes that hit all the must haves; easy, inexpensive, and yummy. This will be the newest addition. Thank you so very much!
Tanya Schroeder says
Thank you Lesley!
Oh this was awful! I followed the directions to a T, and none of us could eat if after a couple bites. It is suffering from an identity crisis – is it Italian or Mexican-inspired? The mash up doesn’t work, at all. All we could taste was the beef broth, and adding sour cream was a huge mistake. Truly awful. I would rewrite this recipe to be more of a Mexican-inspired dish. Leave out tomato paste, and italian spices. Add in a small can of diced chilies, some cumin and chili powder for spices. Use cheddar or jack cheese only.
Tanya Schroeder says
Sorry you didn’t enjoy the recipe. I do believe taste is subjective, however. And this isn’t a mashup recipe, I’m not quite sure where you get the Mexican elements. Thanks!