Mexican Stuffed Shells

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 165.4
  • Total Fat: 7.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 30.0 mg
  • Sodium: 352.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 13.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.9 g
  • Protein: 12.1 g

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I made these when my kids were small and they named them Armadillos I made these when my kids were small and they named them Armadillos
Number of Servings: 12


    18 Pasta Stuffing Shells
    1 pound 93% lean ground beef
    1 Jar (12 Oz) medium or mild Pace picante sauce
    1/2 cup water
    8 Oz. Can Tomato Sauce
    4 Oz. Can green chilies (drained)
    1 cup (4 Oz.) shredded Monterey Cheese
    1 can (2.8 OZ.) French Fried Onions


Brown ground beef: drain. Combine picante sauce, water and tomato sauce: Stir 1/2 Cups into drained ground beef along with the chilies, 1/2 cup cheese and 1/2 can onion rings. Mix well. Pour half of remaining sauce in bottom of 8 x 12 inch baking dish. Stuff cooked shells with ground beef mixture. Arrange shells in baking dish. Pour remaining sauce over shells.
Bake, covered at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Top with remaining cheese and onions. Bake, uncovered, 5 minutes longer.

MICROWAVE directions. In 8 x 12 inch baking dish, crumble beef. Cook, covered on high 8 minutes; stir and turn halfway through cooking time. Drain. Prepare as above. Cook, covered on High 10-12 minutes; turn halfway through cooking time. Top with remaining cheese and onions. Cook, uncovered, on high 1 minute, let stand 5 minutes before serving.

Number of Servings: 12

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user RAMZEE.

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  • These have always been a family favorite. So exciting to see that someone else has discovered the secret! I make them when taking dinner to people and they're always a hit! - 9/28/12

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  • OMG these are delicious! My family gobbled them up, and we will definitely be having them again! We left out the green chilies, because we don't like them much, but the recipe was easy to follow. - 5/1/09

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  • These sound wonderful. I'm going to make them tonight. thanks for sharing - 3/1/09

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  • These were awesome! I added some onion, garlic, and seasonings to the hamburger when I cooked it. Turned out great! - 2/18/09

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  • Very good. I only used half the green chiles but it ws well liked by the whole family - 1/18/09

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