Christmas Recipes

Beefy Tomato-Stuffed Shells


24 jumbo macaroni shells, uncooked
1 lb. ground beef
1/2 c. minced onion
1/2 tsp. pepper
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper
1 1/4 c. beef broth
1 (7 oz.) jar sun-dried tomatoes
1/4 c. pine nuts, toasted
1/4 c. fresh basil leaves
2 Tbs. chopped fresh parsley
2 cloves garlic, sliced
1/4 c. olive oil
1/3 c. grated Parmesan cheese
1 (32 oz.) jar spaghetti sauce
1 1/2 c. shredded mozzarella cheese
1 to 2 Tbs. chopped fresh parsley


Cook shells according to pkg. directions; drain and set aside. Brown ground beef and onion in a large skillet; drain. Add pepper, garlic powder, and red pepper. Cover and set aside. Combine beef broth and next 5 ingredients in container of an electric blender. Top with cover, and process until well blended. Add olive oil in a slow, steady stream and process until combined. Stir tomato mixture into ground beef mixture. stir in Parmesan cheese. Spoon 1 heaping Tbs. of ground beef mixture into each shell. Arrange shells in a lightly greased 13x9x2" baking dish. Pour spaghetti sauce over top. Cover and bake at 375 for 20 to 30 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Uncover; sprinkle with mozzarella cheese, and bake an additional 5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Sprinkle with fresh parsley.

Makes 12 Servings

Added On: 2006-05-24
Submitted By: Anonymous
Filed under the following categories:
¬ Beef ¬ Pasta ¬ Dinner

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