- 1 lb ground beef
- 1 package taco seasoning
- 4 ounces (1/2 package) cream cheese
- 14 large pasta shells
- 1 cup salsa
- 1 cup taco sauce
- 2 cups of cheese (I used mozzarella because that's what I had, you can use anything)
- Brown the ground beef, add taco seasoning and prepare according to package directions. (I threw in some finely chopped onion and garlic too!)
- Add cream cheese, cover and simmer until cheese is melted. Blend well. Set aside and allow to cool completely.
- While meat mixture is cooling, cook the pasta shells and drain. Set aside on a cutting board but keep them seperated or they will stick together.
- Pour salsa in the bottom of a 9 x 13 inch baking dish.
- Stuff each shell with the meat mixture. Place the stuffed shells in the baking dish and cover the tops of the shells with taco sauce.
- Cover and bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 30 minutes
- After 30 minutes, uncover, and sprinkle cheese on top. Cook for about 15 more minutes.
- You can garnish these shells with whatever you normally would use for tacos (sour cream, more salsa, etc)
Mmmm these were good! Word to the wise: I only had HOT salsa and HOT taco sauce. I love spicy, but I think I made my poor husband sweat a bit ;) I would suggest using hot for only one or the other.
Adapted from THIS recipe