Let me first start off by saying HAPPY NEW YEAR!! I can't believe it's all over, where has time gone!?
If you know me, you know I'm a PICKY ASS EATER. My taste buds have, however, have made me venture out a bit since I've been pregnant. I crave things that I don't like, and know I won't eat if I make them the traditional way. This is a perfect example of that! I grew up with my mom making beef stroganoff all the time, and every time she would make it, I would ask her to leave me some plain beef set aside so I didn't have to eat it with the sour cream or the cream of mushroom... Yeah, I was that kid.
When I started craving this a few weeks ago, I knew I had to come up with something. I stood in the soup aisle for a good 5 minutes trying to find something different to use besides cream of mushroom, and sure enough, I found cream of onion (which I never knew existed)!! My next mission was to find something to thicken it and make it creamier without using sour cream (ick!!). I had remembered the Philadelphia flavored cream cheese that I use with my white chicken chili, so I wandered to the dairy aisle and found a flavor to go with this dish!- Chive & onion.
1 tbsp olive oil
1/2 onion, chopped
1 lb. ground beef
2 tsp minced garlic
1-15 oz. can beef broth
1-10 oz. can cream of onion + 1 can milk
1/2 lb. rotini pasta
1/2 cup chive & onion flavored Philadelphia cream cheese
1 tbsp dried parsley
Salt and pepper to taste
-Heat oil in large skillet. Add onions and cook until tender. Add ground beef, crumble and cook until no longer pink. Drain as much grease from skillet as possible. Season with salt and pepper.
-Add beef broth, soup and milk, garlic, and pasta. Stir to combine and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low and cover, and cook for about 15 minutes or until pasta is tender.
-Sauce may still be thin, but will thicken as it sits. If you would like it thicker, turn the heat on medium and bring to a low boil for a few minutes, stirring often, until thickened to your liking.
-Stir in cream cheese and parsley, and season to taste with salt and pepper.
-Serve and enjoy!!