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Stovetop Beef 'n' Shells Recipe
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Stovetop Beef 'n' Shells Recipe

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“I fix this supper when I'm pressed for time,” says Donna Roberts in Shumway, Illinois. “It's as tasty as it is fast. Team it with salad, bread and fruit for a comforting meal.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups uncooked medium pasta shells
  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 can (15 ounces) crushed tomatoes
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

339 calories: 1-1/4 cup, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 56mg cholesterol, 772mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 4g fiber), 29g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 3 lean meat

Directions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Drain.
  2. Stir in the tomatoes, tomato sauce, sugar, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10-15 minutes. Drain pasta; stir into beef mixture and heat through. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Stovetop Beef 'n' Shells in Light & Tasty December/January 2006, p43


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novelist
Reviewed Feb. 8, 2015

"I made this recipe for the first time tonight, and my husband and I both enjoyed it very much. I only gave it four stars though because I didn't follow the recipe exactly. The changes i made were, a can of undiluted tomato soup, and i added a can of mexican corn. Instead of a clove of garlic, added granulated garlic. I served a salad and french bread with this and it went perfectly. There is plenty left to have again tomorrow night This recipe will be a keeper in my home."

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krusso
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2015

"Haven't tried this so my rating is not real but I have to say this is NOT American Chop Suey (and I live in R.I.) since that has green peppers in it and uses elbows not shells."

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gjclmc
Reviewed Mar. 4, 2013

"I added a little more garlic and some fresh parsley. Very tasty!"

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jknight0012
Reviewed Aug. 12, 2012

"Love this recipe. So quick and easy. Since we are not big meat eaters I use only 1/2 lb. ground beef and add more pasta. I make a pound of pasta and add to meat mixture the amount of cooked pasta that looks good to me. I also substitute 1 tsp basil, 1/2 tsp oregano, & 1/2 tsp of thyme for the sugar, pepper and salt. So quick and so good!"

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Twokayakers
Reviewed Jun. 3, 2012

"Just like hamburger helper but much healthier. This recipe made our make-again list!"

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nanna52
Reviewed Jan. 12, 2012

"instead of the corn use mexi corn and use green pepper a little tex mex flavor/itailan"

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AngelaWal
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2012

"I made almost this same recipe, but it's called Southwestern Goulash. It has a few more seasonings and adds corn. I just can't seem to get much flavor in it, and the family didn't like it. I feel like it's missing something that would make it taste better but not sure what..."

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MVPhelan
Reviewed Nov. 9, 2011

"My picky 3 year old had three helpings of this. Need I say more?"

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pdljmpr
Reviewed Feb. 15, 2011

"I would add more garlic, not add the sugar, not really a necessary thing and add basil and oregano. Maybe a little sprinkle of parmesan.

You could use any mosta in this dish."

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moongrrl
Reviewed Jul. 31, 2010

"Really nice with ground turkey and crushed tomatoes with basil."

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