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Beefy Shells and Cheese Recipe
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Beefy Shells and Cheese Recipe

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Louise Graybiel, of Toronto, Ontario writes of her Beefy Shells and Cheese, “Boxed macaroni and cheese, store-bought salsa and canned beans make this kid-pleaser a snap to fix!” For a bonus, Louise likes to add shredded Monterey Jack or cheddar cheese to the dish for extra-cheesy fun!
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 package (12 ounces) shells and cheese dinner mix
  • 2 cups water
  • 1-1/4 cups salsa
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Nutritional Facts

1-1/3 cups equals 393 calories, 15 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 57 mg cholesterol, 910 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 24 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Set aside cheese sauce packet from dinner mix. Add shells and water to skillet. Bring to a boil; cover and simmer for 10-12 minutes or until pasta is tender.
  2. Stir in the salsa, beans, chili powder, salt and contents of cheese sauce packet. Remove from the heat; cover and let stand for 5 minutes. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Beefy Shells and Cheese in Simple & Delicious September/October 2007, p24

Nutritional Facts

1-1/3 cups equals 393 calories, 15 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 57 mg cholesterol, 910 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 24 g protein.

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Reviewed Nov. 20, 2014

"Easy to prepare and very tasty. A big hit with my family"

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Reviewed Apr. 1, 2014

"This was easy to prepare and tasted great!"

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Reviewed Dec. 5, 2013

"Absolutely delicious! I love the black bean addition and thought the leftovers reheated beautifully."

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Reviewed Nov. 25, 2011

"This is one of our favorites. I agree with a previous reviewer about skipping the salt. I forgot it once, didn't miss it and haven't added it since."

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Reviewed Nov. 16, 2011

"This was great! The whole family loved it! The only thing I didn't like about it is that it didn't make for very good leftovers. So try not to make too much at one time!"

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