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Easy Beef and Shells


Posted: January 28

Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

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Shells are the perfect pasta for scooping up sauces and making sure that every drop ends up on your fork. Easy Beef and Shells prove this truth, which is good because you won't want to miss out on these flavors. Juicy beef, bright, herby tomato sauce, and cream all come together to make a delicious, savory sauce so good you can't help but clean your plate. Easy Beef and Shells is a cheesy and cheery meal that anyone can make and everyone will want to eat!


Ingredients

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 pound lean ground beef
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
2 cups beef broth
8 ounces dried pasta shells
1 (15-ounce) can tomato sauce
8 ounces sharp white cheddar cheese, shredded
1/2 cup heavy cream or half-and-half

Directions

Step 1

Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat until it shimmers.

Step 2

Add the ground beef and cook until browned and cooked through, for about 6-8 minutes.

Step 3

Season with the salt, garlic powder, and onion powder and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.

Step 4

Stir in the beef broth, pasta shells, and tomato sauce.

Step 5

Cover and cook until the shells are tender and the sauce has thickened slightly, for about 8-10 minutes.

Step 6

Remove the skillet from the heat.

Step 7

Add the cheddar cheese and the heavy cream and stir until the cheese has melted.

Step 8

Serve hot!


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