Monday, May 21, 2012

Mexican Shells

I originally found this recipe on... wait for it... PINTEREST!! My friend Lindsi commented and said her and her family tried them and they were yummy! So.... I finally tried them.

Scroll to the bottom for the more appetizing picture.

The Recipe

1 lb. ground beef
1 package low-sodium taco seasoning (or better yet use this Taco Seasoning!)
4 oz. cream cheese
14-16 jumbo pasta shells
1.5 cup salsa
1 cup taco sauce (This is a smooth, tomato based sauce found in the Mexican section)
1 cup cheddar cheese
1 cup monterey jack cheese
3 green onions
Sour cream

Preheat oven to 350°.

In a frying pan cook ground beef; add taco seasoning and prepare according to package directions.  Add cream cheese, cover and simmer until cheese is melted. Blend well. Set aside and cool completely.  While ground beef is cooking, cook the pasta shells according to directions; drain. Set shells out individually on cutting board/baking sheet so that they don’t stick together.

Pour salsa on bottom of 9×13 baking dish.  Stuff each shell with the meat mixture. Place shells in 9×13 pan open side up. Cover shells with taco sauce.  Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes.

After 30 minutes, add shredded cheese and bake for 10-15 more minutes, with the foil removed.  Top with any condiments you’d like (green onions, black olives, etc.) Serve with sour cream and/or more salsa.

The Review

I really enjoyed this dish and this recipe. I followed the recipe except for topping the shells with green onions. Unfortunately, I think this recipe was a little spicy for K, not to mention too much red sauce for her tummy to tolerate. So as delicious as this recipe was, I will have to put it in the reserves for a time when we have company or I am willing to make something else for K to eat.

MMMMM! Looks good!

1 comment:

  1. Dang that looks good! You should make some for me but with the quorn beef. I LOVE the amount of cheese that seems to be on them! :)