Taco Stuffed Shells

Taco Stuffed Shells

div class="hrecipe"img alt="Taco Stuffed Shells" class="photo" height="500" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-U9n2ZroiWw4/T0Q2blKBSbI/AAAAAAAAN5Y/d3dJj4KofH4/s800/Taco%2BStuffed%2BShells%2B500%2B7249.jpg" title="Taco Stuffed Shells" width="333" /br /br /Taco stuffed shells have been on my to try list for a long time and when I recently came across some a href="http://www.inspiredtaste.net/10010/taco-stuffed-shells-recipe/"taco stuffed shells/a on a href="http://www.inspiredtaste.net/"Inspired Taste/a I could not put off making them any longer. The basic idea of the taco stuffed shells is that large pasta shells are stuffed with the flavours of tacos and then covered in cheese and baked. For the taco inspired filling I started out with ground beef that I flavoured with a homemade a href="http://www.closetcooking.com/2009/08/taco-seasoning.html"taco seasoning blend/a along with some onions and garlic. I then filled the mixture out, and made it a bit healthier, with some tomatoes, corn and black beans before finishing it off some hot sauce and creamy goat cheese. The shells are then stuffed with the filling and placed in a baking pan with a layer of salsa on the bottom and then cheese is sprinkled on along with some bread crumbs for a crunchy topping.br /br //diva href="http://www.closetcooking.com/2012/02/taco-stuffed-shells.html#more"Read the recipe »/a

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1-2 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 1 cup tomato puree
  • 1 cup corn
  • 1 cup black beans
  • 4 ounces goat cheese or cream cheese
  • hot sauce to taste
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1 pound large pasta shells, cooked
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 cup cheese, shredded
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