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root
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February 2004

Beef Stuffed Pasta Shells Wed, 11 February 2004 22:03
12 jumbo shell macaroni
12 oz ground beef, pork or lamb
1 medium onion, chopped
1/2 cup shopped green sweet pepper
1 clove garlic, minced
1 beaten egg
1/4 cup fine dry bread crumbs
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground allspice
1/4 tsp pepper
1 15oz container refrigerated marinara sauce
Finely shredded parmesan cheese

Cook pasta according to package directoins. Drain pasta; rinse with cold water. Drain again. In a large skillet cook groundmeat, onion, green pepper and garlic until meat is brown. Drain fat.

In a medium bowl combine egg, bread crumbs, cinnamon, allspice and pepper. Add teh meat mixture and 1/4 cup of the sauce; mix well. Spoon about 2 Tbsp of the meat mixture into each macaroni shell. Arrange the filled shells in a freezer/oven safe baking dish. Pour the remaining sauce over the filled shells.

To Freeze: Cover freezer/oven safe dish with foil.

To Reheat: Bake at 375 degrees from defrosted, for 25-30 minutes or until heated through. From frozen, bake for 60 minutes or until heated through.

      
tessar
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February 2004

  Re: Beef Stuffed Pasta Shells Wed, 26 October 2005 12:44
Would be great w/ more sauce and maybe less cinnamon or allspice flavor.
      
tonyar
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  Re: Beef Stuffed Pasta Shells Sun, 20 November 2005 14:41
We liked this a lot. Allspice adds a unique flavor.
      
Jenn
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February 2004

  Re: Beef Stuffed Pasta Shells Tue, 20 December 2005 18:32
We didn't like this at all...it was for sure the allspice and cinnamon. Liem asked why it had apple pie seasoning in it. We ended up making Grilled Cheese instead. I'd be willing to try it w/o the allspice and cinnamon...maybe replace it with a more traditional italian spices, like basil and oregano?
      
tonyar
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  Re: Beef Stuffed Pasta Shells Tue, 17 March 2009 22:19
Ok, reduced the allspice by half. Used a 4lb jar of marinara sauce. I always cook far too much pasta. Really only need 1.5 pkgs - hard to tell if we can get away with just 1 since I cooked 4! Will know next time we cook it. Glad you like it better now Tessa!
      
    
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