Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Mexican Stuffed Shells!! Now that's good!

Hi Everyone--

I hope that you all had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend. Tonight I am posting another family favorite.
I think you and your family will really enjoy this meal. The ingredients are pretty basic except for the shells..you may have to run to the grocery store.

What you need:
1 box pasta shells
1 pound extra lean ground beef
1 can refried beans
1 cup salsa
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon cumin
salt and pepper to taste
1 can enchilada sauce
1 small onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, pressed in a garlic press
1/2-1 cup chedddar cheese (your call!)
plastic bag
Brown beef, add garlic and onions and cook until beef is nicely browned. Add refried beans, chili powder, cumin and salsa. Mix and let cook slowly for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, prepare baking dish by spraying it with Pam. Pour about 1/4 of a cup of the enchilada sauce on the bottom of the dish. Let the meat mixture cool.
When it has cooled a bit fill a plastic bag with the mixture, cut off tip and fill shells with meat mixture. This is an easier way than trying to fill the shells with a spoon. Especially on those shells that decide they want to be closed up tightly!
After you have filled the shells and lined them up in a baking dish, pour the remaining enchilada sauce over them and add grated cheese. Cover with tinfoil and bake until cheese is melted and bubbly. That's it! Serve with a lettuce salad and garlic toast. This meal is elegant enough for guests. The shells are not that hard to do and your guests will feel that you really fussed to make them a great meal!
Mexican Stuffed Shells....
that's what's for supper in
Farmchick's Kitchen
Have a great evening!!!


Frazzled Farm Wife said...

Looks great but looks like alot of work. I love mexican food!

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

this looks really good!

Connie said...

Ooooo yummmmmm, sounds good!! I'll make it soon.

Primgal55 said...

Oh yum - pasta and mexican together? How can you go wrong! Yummo!

hugs, Linda

Joy said...

Those look yummy, thanks for sharing the recipe.

Kindra said...

I made these the other night! They were super easy to make and yummy! My family enjoyed, as always.

Carolyn (Sea Mystery) said...

Wow! The more I read your recipes, the more I want to make them all. Thanks for stimulating my urge to cook. Oh, and my sister in WV will thank you too. :) xxoo