This was a hearty dish that was perfect for a cold winter night! It was pretty easy to throw together (in the middle of trying to clean my house and wrestle the kids) and everyone loved it...
Cheesy Italian Beef Bake
(recipe found in Weeknight Bisquick Meals cookbook)
1 1/2 pounds ground beef
1 jar (26 ounces) chunk garden style tomato pasta sauce
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sour cream
2 cups shredded parmesan cheese
3/4 teaspoon italian seasoning
2 cups bisquick mix
1 1/2 cups milk
Heat oven to 375, Spray 9x13 pan with cooking spray. Cook beef in 10 inch skillet over medium high heat, stirring occasionally, until brown, drain. Stir in pasta sauce. Mix cream cheese, sour cream 1/2 cup of the parmesan cheese and 1/4 teaspoon of the italian seasoning in small bowl until smooth and creamy. Spoon half of the beef mixture into baking dish. Drop spoonfuls of cream cheese mixture evenly onto beef mixture. Spoon remaining beef mixture over cream cheese mixture.
Stir 1 cup of the parmesan cheese, the bisquick mix and milk in medium bowl until blended. Pour over beef mixture. Bake uncovered 30-35 minutes or until light golden brown. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup parmesan cheese and 1/2 teaspoon italian seasoning. Bake 5 minutes. Let stand at least 10 minutes before cutting.