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Sunday, July 28, 2013

Enchilada Stuffed Shells

School starts here in a little over a week ..... it's bittersweet - I'm ready for the structured schedule of the school year - even though I will miss sleeping in until 7 am. Yes, 7 am is sleeping in at my house! During the school year, I am usually up somewhere between 5 - 5:30 am. The problem I foresee, I haven't been going to bed lately until midnight or later ....... it's going to be a hard habit to break - and I may require more coffee than usual! ;)

With school literally days away, I am starting to focus on easier menus and recipes. Maybe some of y'all are too? I don't think easy should mean sacrificing flavor .... or should mean resorting to eating cereal for dinner. (Although, I have been known to feed my family cereal for dinner from time to time!)

These Enchilada Stuffed Shells are easy and kid-friendly! We like to have ours with a green salad on the side and maybe some fresh fruit. While the shells are baking, you can prep the salad and cut any fruit! 

Enchilada Stuffed Shells

Enchilada Stuffed Shells
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Yield: 6 servings

1 box (12 oz.) uncooked jumbo pasta shells
1 lb. lean ground beef
1 small onion, chopped
1 can (10 oz.) enchilada sauce
¼ tsp. chili powder
¼ tsp. dried basil
¼ tsp. dried oregano
¼ tsp. ground cumin
1 cup refried beans
1 roma tomato, chopped
1½ cups (6 oz.) Cheddar cheese, shredded

Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and set aside.

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Meanwhile, in a nonstick skillet, cook the beef and onions over medium-high heat until the meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the enchilada sauce, seasonings, refried beans and tomatoes. Fill each pasta shell with some of the mixture. Place in a 13x9-in/ baking dish coated with non-stick cooking spray. Cover and bake for 25-30 minutes. Uncover and sprinkle with cheese and bake an additional 5 minutes or until the cheese is melted.

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  1. YUM! Looks easy and tasty. Can't wait to try it!

  2. This looks yummy, Jamie. I'll have to branch out and try mixing things up like this. I always think of stuffed shells as Italian and enchiladas as Mexican food. Together, they sound amazing! Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. I've made taco stuffed shells, but I must try these next. They're kind of trippy though....I associate stuffed shells being Italian style, then to have them Tex-Mex....they're so different! A good different, though.

  4. We love stuffed shells! :-) And I love getting up at 5am - best part of the day. Visiting from Mouthwatering Monday.
    ~Stacy @ Stacy Makes Cents

  5. Okay. I saw these on facebook too. They look so inviting and plus I am so hungry. I really need to try these when we come off vacation. I like that they are jumbo size. Totally delicious looking!

    Make It Or Fix It Yourself

  6. First, your cactus letters are way cute! Second, I think I like stuffed shells like these more than the traditional kind. Especially enchilada flavors. I could go for Mexican right now (but really, any time). Thanks for linking!

  7. I make something really similar to this and we love them! They are so delicious..now, I need to add them to my menu next week :)
    Thanks for sharing at Share Your Stuff Tuesdays Jamie! Have a great week!

  8. this looks awesome! I can't wait to make some for my family!!!

    p.s. I'm your newest follower! Found you linked at Featured Friday.

  9. I've been wanting to try stuffed shells so bad! I'm so glad you linked up this recipe at The Weekend re-Treat Link Party on The Best Blog Recipes! I'm definitely going to have to try this one :)

    Also Pinned while I was here tonight to my Link Party Recipes board too!

    Shauna @ The Best Blog Recipes

  10. Those look so scrumptious! I'm not sure i understand about the shells... Do you fill unbanked shells and bake them?

    1. They're boiled, filled then baked :) Hope that helps! Thanks for stopping by, Ang - Have a great week!

  11. Jamie,
    Your Shells will have great flavor. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great weekend and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  12. Looks great, you must have devoured this dish in no time flat!

  13. These made my mouth water, Jamie! I had to pick them for one of my features from last week's All Things Thursday Blog Hop. I hope you'll be back tonight with more great recipes!


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