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mexican stuffed shells my way

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When I told hubby what I was making for dinner, I got that "sideways" look ( you know the look!) I took the ingredients from my Beef Burradas & combined them with the idea of stuffing pasta shells with Mexican flavors. He really liked them! Says I can definitely make them again! ********This recipe was inspired by another recipe on Jap, but I added & changed so many things, I decided to post my version of it.

yield 4 -6
prep time 30 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For mexican stuffed shells my way

  • 1- 1 1/2 lb
    ground beef
  • 8 oz
    cream cheese
  • 1 box
    jumbo pasta shells
  • 1-1 1/2 c
    chunky salsa( we like pace medium)
  • 1/2 c
    taco sauce( we like old el paso medium)
  • 1 c
    mexican blend shredded cheese
  • 1 can
    black bean mash( we like bush's la cocina)
  • 1 tsp
    seasoning salt
  • 1 Tbsp
    hot mexican chili powder
  • 1-1 1/2 Tbsp
    cumin( to taste & smell)
  • 1/2 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp
    white pepper
  • 1 md
    onion, diced
  • 1 Tbsp
    garlic salt

How To Make mexican stuffed shells my way

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • 2
    Cook pasta according to package directions.
  • 3
    Brown ground beef with onions & seasonings in a large skillet. Drain .
  • 4
    In a microwave safe bowl, melt 1/2 cup of salsa & cream cheese. (About 3 minutes on soften/melt setting) Stir to combine.
  • 5
    Add to ground beef & simmer until well blended. Remove from heat.
  • 6
    Spray 9X13 pan with cooking spray. Coat bottom of pan with remaining salsa, add more if needed to cover completely.
  • 7
    Stuff each shell with 1 teaspoon of black bean mash, then 1-2 tablespoons of meat mixture. Place in pan close together until pan is full. (discard excess shells)
  • 8
    Lightly spoon taco sauce over shells. ( If you want it saucier, add more) Top with shredded cheese.
  • 9
    Bake uncovered for 20 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.
  • 10
    Serve with sour cream & whatever toppings you like.

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