Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Beef Lombardi

I tried this recipe a few weeks ago... it has been raved about by many people I know, and I have to agree that it was quite tasty. Sorry it's taken me a while to post it - I couldn't figure out how to make it post correctly--computer illiterate, perhaps???

Beef Lombardi
1 lb lean ground beef or turkey breast
1 - 14.5 oz can chopped tomatoes
1 - 10 oz can of diced tomatoes with green chiles(ROTEL)
1 tsp Splenda
2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 - 6 oz can of tomato paste
1 bay leaf
1 6-oz pkg of Whole Wheat noodles
6 green onions, chopped (about 1/2 cup - whites and greens)
1 cup sour cream (fat free)
1 cup sharp cheddar cheese (fat free)
1 cup shredded mozzarella (fat free)

Cook ground beef in large skillet over medium high heat for about 5 to 6 mins, stirring to crumble and cook till no longer pink. Drain.

Stir in chopped tomatoes, and next 4 ingredients (through pepper). Add tomato paste, and bay leaf and simmer for 30 mins.

Meanwhile, cook whole wheat noodles according to pkg directions, and drain.

Stir together noodles, chopped green onions and sour cream until blended.

Place noodle mixture in the bottom of a sprayed or greased 13x9 inch baking dish. Top with beef mixture. Sprinkle with cheeses.

Bake covered with foil at 350 for 35 minutes. Uncover casserole and bake 5 more minutes to ensure cheese is melted.

****Casserole can freeze for up to 1 month if desired. You would freeze at the point after you put everything in the pan, but before baking. Thaw in fridge overnight and bake as directed.

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