Stuffed Shells with Meat

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Stuffed Shells with Meat

Stuff Shells with Meat ahead of time to enjoy a dinner for two or for eight people and sit down to a comforting hot dish in less than one hour

Watch Chef Debee making stuffed shells with meat on YouTube.

Bake:  400 degrees    Time:  35-40 minutes

Ingredients

1 box Jumbo Pasta Shells
3 tablespoons butter
1 1/2 pounds ground beef
1/2 pound ground Italian sausage (optional)
1/4 cup celery diced finely
1/2 cup onion diced finely
1 large garlic clove diced finely
1/2 cup Cream or Golden Sherry
1/2 cup Pecorino/Romano grated cheese
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
1/2 – 1  pound mozzarella shredded (optional)

Directions

1.  Melt butter in large skillet and add the beef and sausage and brown about 7 minutes
2.  Add onion, celery, & garlic and stir together then cover and simmer 15 minutes
3.  Remove from heat and stir in Sherry, grating cheese, salt, pepper and bread crumbs
4.  Cool in pan 15 minutes then add the shredded mozzarella and stuff each cooked shell with meat
5.  Boil the pasta shells while cooling meat mixture about 6-7 minutes, drain and run cold water over them
6.  Freeze on an oil-sprayed cookie sheet for several hours and then put in a freezer bag to store
7.  When ready to cook, place frozen shells in a baking pan and cover thoroughly with tomato sauce
8.  Cover pan with foil and bake in pre-heated 400 degree oven for 35-40 minutes
9.  Remove from oven and let stand 10-15 minutes before serving

*  My original recipe growing up is with just Ground Beef and NO Italian Sausage or Mozzarella cheese and I like it best with just the Beef; it has a unique flavor all it’s own; so try it both ways and judge for yourself—my memories says mm-mm to just Beef!  ENJOY…….


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