Mar 9, 2012

Mexican Stuffed Shells...Who Needs Tacos?

Tonight we tried Mexican Stuffed Shells.
They were fantastic!
Again a recipe that I found on Pinterest turned out to be a winner.
My kids devoured the serving I gave them and asked for more.
We will be making these again for sure.

1 lb. ground beef
1 package taco seasoning
4 oz. cream cheese
14-16 jumbo pasta shells
1.5 cup salsa
1 cup taco sauce
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, bake for 10-15 more minutes, foil removed. Serve with sour cream.

Original recipe found here.