Beefy Shells & Cheese Dinner

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Kimberly Kay

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@KimberlyV65

This is a nice warm skillet dinner that I originally adapted from a 'Taste Of Home' recipe cards booklet that I picked up in the checkout line at the grocery store. I say 'adapted' because I made a few minor changes (see below).

*I omitted the water and cooked the macaroni separately because I was afraid that it would make it too runny.

**I used red kidney beans instead because I couldn't get any black beans (the store was out).

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Serves:
6 to 8
Cook:
35 Min

Ingredients

  • 1 lb
    ground beef
  • 1 pkg
    (12 oz.) shells and cheese dinner mix (such as velveeta)
  • 2 c
    water* (see my notes)
  • 1 1/4 c
    salsa
  • 1 (15 oz.) can(s)
    black beans** (see my notes)
  • 1 to 2 tsp
    chili powder
  • 1/8 tsp
    salt

How to Make Beefy Shells & Cheese Dinner

Step-by-Step

  1. In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink and drain.
  2. Set aside cheese sauce packet from dinner mix; add shells and water to skillet; bring to a boil; cover and simmer for 10 to 12 minutes or until pasta I tender.
  3. Stir in the salsa, beans, chili powder, salt and contents of the cheese sauce packet; remove from heat and cover; let stand for 5 minutes.

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About Beefy Shells & Cheese Dinner

Course/Dish: Beef Pasta
Other Tag: Quick & Easy



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