Beef and Tomato Stuffed Shells

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READY IN: 1hr 10mins
Recipe by Ginny Sue

A great stuffed shells recipe that is filled with ground beef instead of the usual cheese stuffing. I modified this slightly from a recipe I found in a Southern Living cookbook.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook shells in boiling water to desired doneness; rinse in cool water and drain.
  2. Cook ground beef and onion in a large skillet until brown and crumbly; drain.
  3. Add pepper, garlic powder, and red pepper; set aside.
  4. Combine beef broth, drained dried tomatoes, pesto, and garlic in blender; cover and process until well blended into a smooth puree.
  5. Stir tomato mixture into beef mixture.
  6. Spoon 1 heaping tablespoonful of ground beef mixture into each shell.
  7. Arrange shells in a lightly greased 13x9 inch baking dish.
  8. Combine spaghetti sauce and wine, and pour evenly over shells.
  9. Cover and bake at 375 degrees for 30-40 minutes or until thoroughly heated.
  10. Uncover; sprinkle with cheese, and bake and additional 5-10 minutes or until cheese is melted.

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