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Taco Stuffed Pasta Shells


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  • 10 oz uncooked jumbo pasta shells, cooked, drained
  • 1 1/2 lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
  • 1 pouch (8 oz) Old El Paso® roasted tomato Mexican cooking sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cups diced tomatoes
  • 2 1/2 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend (10 oz)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro


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Step 1

Heat oven to 350°F. Cook and drain pasta shells as directed on box.

Meanwhile, in 12-inch skillet, cook beef over medium-high heat 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thoroughly cooked. Add cooking sauce and salt; mix well to combine. Add 1/2 cup of the tomatoes and 1/2 cup of the cheese; stir well.

Using about 1 heaping tablespoon beef mixture in each, fill cooked pasta shells; place in ungreased 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish. Sprinkle remaining 3/4 cup tomatoes and chopped cilantro over filled shells. Top evenly with remaining 2 cups cheese.

Bake 15 minutes or until cheese is melted.

To reheat the stuffed pasta shells, cover in foil and reheat in a preheated 350°F oven for about 10 minutes.

Serve with Mexican rice and refried beans. Top with hot sauce if you prefer some heat.

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