Cook ground beef over med heat stirring until it crumbles and is no longer pink. Drain. Stir in chopped tomatoes, RO*TEL, sugar, salt, and pepper; cook 5 min. Add tomato paste and bay leaf; simmer about 30 min.
Cook egg noodles according to directions on package; drain. Return to the hot pan and stir together egg noodles, green onion, sour cream, and cream cheese until blended.
Place noodle mixture in bottom of lightly greased 13x9 baking dish. Take the bay leaf out of meat mixture and pour it on top of the egg noodle mixture. Bake covered with foil at 350°F for 35 minutes, uncover and bake 5 more minutes.