Mexican Stuffed Shells

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Lindsey White

By
@lwhite6185

My mom used to make this for us! It was my favorite growing up. I recently found the recipe going through her old recipe box!! My family absolutely loves this recipe. It is also great to freeze and cook later!!

Rating:
★★★★★ 2 votes
Comments:
Serves:
6 (2 shells each)
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
35 Min

Ingredients

12
large pasta stuffing shells, cooked and drained
1 lb
ground chuck, cooked
4 oz
1(4oz) can chopped green chilies, drained
2 c
monterey jack cheese shredded
1 can(s)
2.8oz french fried onions (durkee is best)
15 oz
1 can tomato sauce
12 oz
medium picante sauce

How to Make Mexican Stuffed Shells

Step-by-Step

  • 1Brown ground chuck; drain. Add chilies, 1 cup cheese, 1/2 can french fried onions.
  • 2Combine picante sauce and tomato sauce. Add 1/2 cup tomato mixture to the ground chuck mixture; mix well.
  • 3Pour 1/2 cup sauce on bottom of 10" round baking dish. Stuff shells with ground chuck mixture. Arrange shells in dish.
  • 4Pour remaining sauce over shells. Bake, covered, at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Top with remaining cheese and onions; bake, uncovered, 5 minutes longer.
  • 5MICROWAVE DIRECTIONS:
    Prepare as above directions. Cook, covered, on HIGH 8 minutes; turn halfway through cooking time. Top with remaining cheese and onions. Cook, uncovered, on HIGH 1 minute

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About Mexican Stuffed Shells

Course/Dish: Beef
Regional Style: Mexican