Cheesy Beef and Shells Recipe: Comfort Food at its Best
Looking for a hearty and delicious comfort food dish that’s perfect for any day of the week? Look no further than Cheesy Beef and Shells! This recipe features tender ground beef, flavorful pasta shells, and a creamy, cheesy sauce that will leave your taste buds singing.
➤ You’ll need :
▢8 ounces medium pasta shells
▢1 tablespoon olive oil
▢1 pound ground beef I like ground sirloin
▢½ medium yellow onion, diced
▢3 cloves garlic, minced
▢2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
▢½ teaspoon dry mustard
▢¼ teaspoon Kosher salt I use Diamond Crystal
▢⅛ teaspoon red pepper flakes just a pinch, more or less to taste
▢1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
▢2 tablespoons flour
▢2 cups beef stock
▢1 (15-oz.) can fire roasted crushed tomatoes
▢½ cup heavy cream
▢2 tablespoons sour cream, room temp
▢2 cups grated extra sharp/sharp cheddar cheese
▢Grated parmesan cheese for serving optional
➤ Step-by-Step Guide to Making it :
Bring a large pot of water to a boil, add a generous few pinches of salt and cook pasta shells according to package instructions, about 11 minutes. Drain and set aside.
Meanwhile, heat olive oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add ground beef and brown, stir and crumble about 4 or 5 minutes.
Add onion to the beef and cook another 2 to 3 minutes until onions are translucent.
Stir in garlic, Italian seasoning, dry mustard, crushed red pepper, salt and Worcestershire and continue cooking until fragrant, about 1 minute.
Sprinkle with flour, stir to incorporate and cook off the flour taste, 1 to 2 minutes.
Gradually whisk in the beef broth and crushed tomatoes, bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and stir occasionally until slightly reduced and starting to thicken, about 7 or 8 minutes.
Add the cooked pasta shells to the skillet, stir in heavy cream and sour cream and heat through, about 2 minutes. Season with kosher salt and pepper.
Add the grated cheese and stir to combine and melt, about 2 more minutes.
Serve immediately, or let rest 5 minutes or so off heat to thicken more. Sprinkle with grated parmesan, if desired.
➤ Recipe Notes:
- For a little extra flavor, consider adding diced onions or bell peppers to the ground beef while cooking.
- This recipe can be easily doubled to serve a larger crowd or for meal prep.
- Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.
➤ Nutrition Facts:
Serving Size: 1/6th of the recipe
Total Fat: 36g
Saturated Fat: 20g
Total Carbohydrates: 35g
Dietary Fiber: 2g
In conclusion, Cheesy Beef and Shells is the perfect recipe for anyone looking for a satisfying and flavorful meal. With its combination of ground beef, pasta shells, and a creamy, cheesy sauce, it’s sure to become a favorite in your household. So next time you’re in the mood for some comfort food, give this recipe a try and enjoy a delicious, hearty meal!
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