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    Cheese Stuffed Shells With Beef and Tomato Sauce

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    1 hr 15 mins

    15 mins

    1 hr

    Semra22's Note:

    This is a recipe from Canadian Living magazine. It's very hearty with the beef in the sauce. You could also omit the beef if you want a vegetarian dish.

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    1. 1
      In shallow Dutch oven, heat half of the oil over medium-high heat; cook beef, breaking up with spoon, for 5 minutes or until no longer pink. With slotted spoon, transfer to bowl. Drain any fat from pan.
    2. 2
      Add remaining oil to pan; sauté onions and garlic for 5 minutes. Add basil, oregano, hot pepper flakes, salt, pepper, tomatoes and tomato sauce. Return beef to pan; bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring often, for 20 to 25 minutes or until thickened.
    3. 3
      Meanwhile, in large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package directions until tender but firm. Drain and rinse under cold water; drain well and place on damp tea towel.
    4. 4
      Filling: Meanwhile, in bowl, combine spinach, ricotta, 1 cup Parmesan, 1 cup mozzarella, parsley, onions, eggs, basil, nutmeg, and pepper.
    5. 5
      Pour half of the beef and tomato sauce into 13- x 9-inch (3 L) glass baking dish. Spoon heaping 1 tbsp (15 mL) filling into each pasta shell. Arrange snugly, stuffed side up, in dish. Spoon remaining sauce over top; sprinkle with the remaining 1 cup mozzarella and 1/4 cup Parmesan cheeses. Cover with foil.
    6. 6
      Bake in 350°F (180°C) oven for 30 minutes. Uncover and bake for 20 minutes or until heated through.

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    Nutritional Facts for Cheese Stuffed Shells With Beef and Tomato Sauce

    Serving Size: 1 (440 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 636.9
    Calories from Fat 269
    Total Fat 29.9 g
    Saturated Fat 14.6 g
    Cholesterol 149.5 mg
    Sodium 842.8 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 51.7 g
    Dietary Fiber 5.9 g
    Sugars 10.2 g
    Protein 41.6 g

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