January 30, 2013

Tacos in Pasta Shells

On the Menu Today~
Tacos in Pasta Shells

Only a few ingredients are needed,
to make these wonderful taco pasta shells.
Even better than that,
the entire family will love them!

Tacos in Pasta Shells

  • 1 (12 oz) package jumbo shell macaroni
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 pound chorizo sausage
  • 6 ounces cream cheese, cubed
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 (16 oz) jars salsa
  • 2 cups shredded taco-style cheese
  • optional ingredients: sour cream, chopped tomatoes, sliced black olives, shredded lettuce
Cooking Directions
  1. Cook shells according to package directions. Drain shells; rinse with cold water.
  2. In a large skillet, cook ground beef and chorizo sausage until brown; drain off fat. Stir in cream cheese and chili powder. Remove from heat; cool slightly. Divide meat mixture evenly among the cooked shells. Spread 1-16 oz jar of salsa onto bottom of a 3 quart rectangle baking dish. Arrange filled shells in baking dish. Top with remaining salsa.
  3. Bake covered, at 350ยบ for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle with cheese.
  4. Bake uncovered, 20 minutes more or until heated through.
  5. Serve with sour cream, chopped tomatoes, sliced black olives and shredded lettuce.

Ground BeefMexican, Tacos, Pasta
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