By * Pamela * on April 03, 2003
Photo by lazyme
Photo by lazyme
"You can add jalapeños, hot sauce or green chilies to this to add a real kick! **edited on October 24 to add instructions for Once a Month Cooking. I usually make these during a cooking blitz and freeze until I need them**"
Serving Size: 1 (1965 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"Wow! These were awesome! I used one package of Yves brand vegetarian ground round and 1 tbsp. cumin, 1/2 tsp. chili powder and 1 tsp. chopped garlic instead of seasoning. I used marble cheese and the sauce was soooo good!!! A keeper for sure and very filling!"
"What a great recipe! Made this last night for the 2 of us and hubby and I both agreed it deserved 5 stars! I halved the recipe for just the 2 of us (however, I used 8 shells, not six). Used a little less onion to fit our taste, and used a mix of Monterey Jack and cheddar. Also, I didn't have any taco seasoning so I made my own: 1 T chili powder, 1/2 t salt, and a sprinkle of garlic powder. Sorry to "change" so much, but it was great either way! Had it again for lunch today; will definitely make this again! "
"A 5 * change for us!Had these for supper last night, will be keeping this one in my hard copy for when the grandkids visit, they'll love it, as we did! Scaled the recipe to half and had lots left for lunch today. Used 6 shells. Worked out great, nice taste and just enough heat, using medium salsa. Had to use cheddar, had no Monterey Jack. Will certainly make these again, thanks for sharing."
"When I first saw this recipe, I thought, there is no way this would feed my hefty family of four kids (ages ranging from 12-5) and two adults. I gave it a try anyway. I boiled one whole box of big shells and not limit myself to what the original recipe called for. Then I started to make the sauce and thought, Oh no I'm not going to have enough...I did add some cream cheese and like two different kinds of cheese to the sauce and boy was it delicious! All in All it made a huge batch in a 9 x 13 casserole pan and even had to double layer it. With great results I might add! Very easy to prepare! My kids loved it and so did I! I will be making this very often."
"A little messy to prepare, but worth the effort. Delicious!"
"This was my first attempt at stuffing shells and I was so pleased with the results. The recipe was delicious with just the right amount of spices. I used cheddar cheese because that's what I had on hand, but next time I'd like to try the monterey jack. Thanks for sharing a great recipe!"
"Made this for lunch and it turned out very nicely. My husband took some of the leftovers to work to share and all his buddies wanted the recipe. Even my picky 3-year-old cleaned her plate. Thanks for the great recipe!!!"
"This was great made a double recipe none left even my husband which is not much on trying new foods really enjoyed it"
"I feel bad but my husband and I just weren't that impressed with this, and we both love spicy Mexican type food. It wasn't bad, maybe just lacking a bit of a kick. We really couldn't put our finger on why we didn't care for this so I feel bad not giving it a good rating. "
"yummy whole family enjoyed,it gave me a whole new outlook on stuffed shells"
"I have been in a cooking rut and wanted something different for dinner. This was perfect and my family and I thought it was delicious. I used cheddar cheese because that is what I had but I think pepper-jack cheese would be a great idea, too. Will try it with that next time. The recipe worked as written. I wouldn't change anything. Thanks Pamela."
"Just finished that last of this dish for lunch. This is easy, good and foolproof. A little more salty than I'm used to (the taco seasoning mix, I'm sure) but still good."
"Made the whole recipe so have supper for another night (I got 16 shells). We really enjoyed these stuffed shells but certainly wouldn't want them too often. A nice change. Only had cheddar cheese on hand but followed the rest of the recipe."
"Pamela, this is a keeper at our house! I made a larger batch and it turned out great. I used a whole 250gr box of jumbo shells (al dente), 2 lbs ground beef, 3 tblsp of taco seasonning and 1 cup of water.Tomato sauce were 2 cans of 398ml, 1 tblsp of chilli powder. I used the Tex-Mex shredded cheese and put 1/2 cup into the beef mixutre. I had exactly enough filling to fill all the shells in the box. I sprinkled the rest of the cheese on top, before putting in in the oven, by error, but it turned out fine. Let stand, and then I topped them with green onion and chopped lettuce. These were so good, we kept "munching" on them the next day! Thanks, for a regular stapple at our house."
"Very Good. I made these for company, doubled the recipe, and everyone really enjoyed them. Great dish to prepare ahead of time and just pop in the oven before your company arrives. "
"GREAT recipe! I actually made 16 shells but the 12 would have been enough for my husband and I. We both loved it and plan on making this apart of my recipe collection. Thanks for posting it!"
"You know a recipe is fantastic when you make it once, then can't stop thinking about making it again. These were great! As long as you don't mind getting your hands messy when stuffing the shells, they were easy to make too. Thanks!!!"
"These were yummy! Will be adding them to my list of menu options. Thanks!"
"These were interesting - didn't have a strong Mexican taste to me but it was a nice variation on the traditional Italian style shells. We made ours vegan by crumbling up some Gimme Lean fake Sausage in place of the ground beef and using a soy cheese medley."
"I had some leftover taco meat to use up and tried your recipe. It was delicious! I made as written except fried up the onions a bit in oil then added the leftover meat and salsa. It worked like a charm and my family was none the wiser!!!! Thank you for sharing this great recipe, I plan on using it again when I need something quick."