Instant Pot Beef Lombardi–ground beef with Rotel and tomatoes, egg noodles, sour cream and cheese. A random combination that tastes so good all together. Try making this casserole all in one pot, your Instant Pot. Easy dinner and easy clean up!
Instant Pot Beef Lombardi
I came across a casserole recipe called beef lombardi. I clicked on it because it intrigued me. What is beef lombardi and where did it get its name? Turns out beef lombardi is a noodle dish with ground beef, Ro-tel (diced tomatoes and green chiles), egg noodles, sour cream and cheese. According to what I could find on the internet the recipe originated in Mississippi and got its name from the caterer who created it in the 90s because he “liked how it sounds.” I also like how it sounds. Although when I said beef lombardi to my son he thought it had something to do with football lol.
- I used my 6 Quart Instant Pot Duo Crisp + Air Fryer* for this recipe. I used the sauté setting to brown the ground beef, the pressure cook setting to cook the noodles and then the bake setting with the air fryer lid to cook the casserole and melt the cheese for a few minutes at the end. If you don’t have an air fryer lid you can still make this recipe. After you have sprinkled the cheese on top place the normal lid on top and just let the warm air circulate and melt the cheese for 5-10 minutes.
- You can substitute ground beef with ground turkey or ground pork, if you’d rather.
- Try using a different type of noodles like elbow macaroni or penne pasta. I would increase pressure cooking time to 5 minutes instead of 3 for sturdier types of noodles.
- Try using a combination of cheddar, mozzarella and parmesan cheeses in the place of Colby Jack.
- Ro-tel is the brand name of a line of canned tomatoes and green chili. There are different varieties of Ro-Tel in varying degrees of hotness and spiciness. If you don’t like spicy foods then choose the mild variety.
- If you don’t have a can of Ro-tel add a can of green chiles in with your crushed or diced tomatoes.
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Ground beef with Rotel and tomatoes, egg noodles, sour cream and cheese. A random combination that tastes so good all together. Try making this casserole all in one pot, your Instant Pot. Easy dinner and easy clean up!
- 1 pound lean ground beef
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 2 cups beef or chicken broth
- 8 oz egg noodles
- 1 (14.5 oz) can diced or crushed tomatoes
- 1 (10 oz) can Rotel (diced tomatoes with green chiles)
- 1 (6 oz) can tomato paste
- 1/4 tsp garlic salt
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 Tbsp cornstarch
- 1–2 cups shredded colby jack cheese
- Turn Instant Pot to sauté setting. When the display says HOT add in the beef and break up. Drain excess grease. Stir in the kosher salt, pepper, onion powder and garlic powder.
- Stir in the broth and scrape the bottom of the pot so that nothing is sticking. Turn off Instant Pot.
- Sprinkle in the egg noodles. Dump the tomatoes, Rotel and tomato paste evenly over the top of the noodles. Sprinkle with garlic salt.
- Cover Instant Pot and secure the lid. Make sure valve is set to sealing. Set the manual/pressure cook button to 3 minutes. When time is up let pot sit 5 minutes and then move valve to venting. Remove the lid.
- Stir well. Stir the sour cream and the cornstarch together. This will prevent the sour cream from separating. Spoon the sour cream over the top on the noodles and spread into a layer. Sprinkle the cheese on top.
- Use an air fryer lid on bake setting at 350° F for 5-7 minutes to melt the cheese and warm the sour cream layer.
- Serve and enjoy!
- Category: Beef
- Method: Instant Pot/Air fryer lid
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