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Sunday, January 31, 2010

Mexican Stuffed Shells

I didn't take any pictures of this one because I just posted the Italian version a few weeks ago. Surprise, they look exactly the same. =)

12-18 Large Pasta Shells
1 lb ground beef
3 Tbs. Taco Seasonings (Or one packet)
1/2 cup of water
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 1/2 cups salsa, divided
1/2 cup pepper jack cheese
1/2 cup cheddar cheese
16 oz tomato sauce
few shakes of chili powder
few shakes of granulated garlic
freshly ground pepper to taste

Brown beef and drain.
Add taco seasoning, garlic, pepper, water, onion, 1/2 cup of salsa, and 1/4 cup of each cheese
In a separate bow, mix 1 cup salsa, tomato sauce, and chili powder.
Spread some sauce in the bottom of a 9 x 13 pan.
Fill each shell with the beef mixture and place them in rows in the dish.
Pour the rest of the sauce over the shells.
Sprinkle the rest of the cheeses on top.

Bake @ 350 for 20-30 minutes
This is great as a make-ahead meal. It freezes well.
Defrost overnight and bake as directed. If frozen, bake @ 300 for 2 hours.

1 comment:

  1. I made this for my family for dinner tonight and we all loved it!! Thanks so much for doing this blog it is such an inspiration to me!! :) oh btw i wanted to tell you at M2M today that your hair is SUPER cute but I didn't get a chance to!!