Sunday, October 14, 2012

Yummy recipe - Easy Hamburger Broccoli Alfredo

My husband and I made the best low-carb dinner Friday night while my parents kindly kept both children overnight. It was so good, we ate leftovers for lunch the next day and then we made a double batch last night so we could have it again with leftovers for lunches for the week.

1 lb ground beef
16 oz roughly chopped brocolli
one medium onion-chopped up
8 oz cream cheese
heavy cream (I don't have an exact amount here - approx 1/4 cup?)
Parmesan cheese (I don't have an exact amount here either - approx 1/2 cup?)


Chop your onion and toss it in a pan with the ground beef. Cook until ground beef is done. Do not drain.

In the meantime, lightly steam the broccoli (we did it in the microwave). Then add to the ground beef/onion mixture.

Soften your block of cream cheese in the microwave. Mix with some heavy cream using a whisk until the mixture is light and fluffy. Then begin adding parmesan until the mixture is thick and slightly grainy with parmesan. (I have used milk instead of cream cheese to make this "alfredo" sauce in the past and it comes out fine.)

Add the alfredo sauce to the beef and broccoli mix and simmer on medium heat for 5-10 minutes.

Let it all sit for 5-10 minutes and the sauce will thicken as it cools.

We just served it in a bowl and ate it with a spoon and it was extremely yummy!

Here's a picture of our double-batch ready to go in the fridge to feed us for the week.

(and no, neither child will eat it, but I refuse to let it dim my enthusiasm)

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