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Mexican-Style Stuffed Shells

  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 45 min
  • Ingredients 12
  • Servings 4
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Ingredients

1/2
cup chopped onions
1/2
cup chopped green bell peppers
2
garlic cloves, crushed
1
lb ground beef
1/4
cup Old El Paso™ taco seasoning mix
1
cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained
1
cup of corn kernels, rinsed and drained
1
cup ricotta cheese
24-30 pasta shells
1
can (10 oz) Old El Paso™ red enchilada sauce
1
cup (or as needed) Monterey Jack cheese, grated
Chopped green onions, as needed to garnish

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
1040.3
% Daily Value
Total Fat
41.6g
64%
Saturated Fat
19.5g
98%
Cholesterol
137.0mg
46%
Sodium
707.3mg
30%
Total Carbohydrate
110.1g
37%
Dietary Fiber
8.0g
32%
Sugars
6.7g
Protein
52.3g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin C
19.90%
20%
Calcium
40.60%
41%
Iron
28.70%
29%
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Nutrition information for this recipe is estimated using a leading nutrition calculation application, but is an estimate only.  Actual nutrition values will vary based on the exact ingredients or brands you may use.

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You could replace the ricotta cheese with small cubes of hard-boiled eggs for a lactose-free recipe.

Directions

  • 1 In a medium-size pot on medium heat, add onion, pepper, garlic and meat. Sauté while stirring, until meat is completely cooked, approximately 8 minutes. Add taco seasoning and mix well. Add beans and corn; cook for 3-5 minutes. Remove from heat. Add ricotta cheese and mix well. Set aside.
  • 2 Cook pasta shells according to the package instructions. Drain and let cool for a little bit.
  • 3 Preheat oven to 350 ºF.
  • 4 Lightly coat a 9-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking oil. Add half of the enchilada sauce to the bottom of the baking dish.
  • 5 Fill the pasta shells with the sautéed meat, about 2 tablespoons per shell. Place on baking dish. Cover with the rest of the enchilada sauce and sprinkle with cheese.
  • 6 Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 20 minutes.
  • 7 Remove from oven; remove aluminum foil and bake for an additional 5 minutes until the cheese is golden.
  • 8 Garnish with green onions. Serve immediately.

I must confess that this recipe happened sort of by accident. I was out of marinara sauce so I decided to experiment. I was a little nervous because I wasn’t sure if my family would enjoy this variation, but as it turned out, they loved it! This is one of those recipes you can put together the night before, go to work and bake when you get back home. A delicious dinner that’s not too complicated!

Rate and Comment

Oriana Romero Oriana Romero
September 20, 2016

I must confess that this recipe happened sort of by accident. I was out of marinara sauce so I decided to experiment. I was a little nervous because I wasn’t sure if my family would enjoy this variation, but as it turned out, they loved it! This is one of those recipes you can put together the night before, go to work and bake when you get back home. A delicious dinner that’s not too complicated!