Quick Shells and Bean Dinner

Quick Shells And Bean Dinner Recipe

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barbara hale


This has been a long time favorite,that always "hits the spot" in our family!It's a hearty,tasty dish and really doesn't take long to make either.Nice served with a salad and italian bread!

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About 5(so says my recipe)
10 Min
35 Min
Stove Top


1/2 lb
medium shell pasta (3cups)
1 medium
1 medium
green pepper,seeded and chopped
1/2 lb
ground beef
1 can(s)
28oz size,whole tomatoes,undrained
1 lb
can red kidney beans,undrained
1 tsp
1/2 tsp
chili powder
1/4 tsp
black pepper
parmesian cheese to sprinkle on top when served


1Cook Medium shells as per package directions.Drain and set aside.
2Add onion,pepper and ground beef in a skillet.Cook until meat is browned.Drain excess fat.
3Add remaining ingredients,EXCEPT the shells.Simmer this for about 20-25 min.Sometimes might need to add a very small amount of water.
4During the last 10min's of cooking the above mix,add the cooked shells.Mix and heat all thru,stirring as needed.
Serve with some grated Parmesian cheese on top.

About Quick Shells and Bean Dinner

Course/Dish: Pasta
Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: American