Saturday, 23 February 2013

Taco Stuffed Jumbo Shells

I came across this recipe and our family has fallen in love with it. We have added a couple things to it but they are delicious no the less :) If you love tacos then you too will love this recipe.

Taco Stuffed Jumbo Shells  
 This recipe is designed for 12 shells (we found as a meal each person eats between 3-4) so adjust accordingly for more people. Could also be served as an appy.

12 Jumbo Shell Noodles
1lbs Ground Meat (chicken, beef, or turkey)
1 pack taco seasoning
4oz cubed cream cheese
1 cup salsa
1/2 -1 cup taco sauce
1 1/2-2 cups cheese (Cheddar & Jack combo is our favorite)

Toppings Choices:
Sour Cream
Green onion
Hot sauce
Grilled onion

-Preheat oven to 350
- Cook jumbo shells as directed be on their box. Each company has their own instructions for best finished result so follow their instructions.
- While shells are cooking, in a large sauce pan, brown ground meat. Once browned add your taco seasoning (follow taco seasoning package for how much water) and your cubbed cream cheese, let simmer until cream cheese is completely melted and completely mixed together. Remove from heat and let cool
- In a 9x13 bake pan pour 1 cup salsa to coat the bottom of pan. Then place your cooked jumbo shells on top of salsa. (This helps your shells from sticking to the pan and adds flavor)      
- Fill shells with about 2-3tbsp of the meat mixture then add 1-2 tbsp taco sauce to each one.
- Cover with aluminum foils and bake for 20-30 minutes
- Remove  from oven and add your 1-2 cups cheese to the top of the shells. Place bake in the oven, uncovered, for another 15min until the cheese is completely melted
- Place on plates and add desired toppings. (We put everything out on table and let everyone grab what they want on their shells, our favorite combination is sour cream, hot sauce, and green onion) 

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 45 minutes

Hope you enjoy and if you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask.

Thanks for Reading :)   

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