Prep 20 mins
Cook 45 mins
I received this recipe from a friend several years ago. We were doing a fund raising recipe book and this was one of the recipes Tracy Thomas submitted. It was one of the first recipes I tried after we completed the recipe book.
- 20 large pasta shells, cooked al dente,and drained
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1 (12 ounce) jarmild picante sauce
- 1⁄2 cup water
- 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
- 1 (4 ounce) canchopped green chilies
- 1 (8 ounce) packageshredded monterey jack cheese
- 1 (2 7/8 ounce) package French-fried onions
- Preheat oven to 350 F.
- Brown ground beef and drain.
- Combine picante sauce, water and tomato sauce.
- Stir 1/2 cup of the picante mixture into ground beef along with green chilies, 1/2 cup cheese and 1/2 cup Frence Fried Onions; mix well.
- Pour half of the remaining picante mixture on bottom of a 9X12 baking dish.
- Stuff cooked shells with ground beef mixture.
- Arrange shells in baking dish and pour remaining sauce over the shells.
- Bake uncovered at 350 F.
- for 30 minutes.
- Remove from oven and top with remaining cheese and onions, then return to oven and cook, uncovered, for 15 minutes longer.
My entire family absolutely loves this dish! I use colby-jack instead of monterey jack and I never use the french fried onions. Wonderful!
I have this same recipe from a work cookbook from 10 years ago and these are so easy and so good!