Mexican Stuffed Shells Recipe

Overview

A wonderful Appetizer and a favorite in the parties. Try this one at any on your parties and it will surely make a hit.

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°F. Cook manicotti shells according to package directions; drain, cover and set aside.

Step 2

Combine ground beef, onion and garlic in a heavy-bottomed skillet. Cook until browned, about 5 minutes. Add chili powder, cumin, oregano and salt. Stir in salsa. Continue cooking, mixing well, about 5 minutes.

Step 3

Remove from the heat and stir in sour cream.

Step 4

Stuff prepared manicotti shells with meat mixture and arrange in a 2-quart baking dish. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 15 minutes. Uncover and sprinkle with cheddar cheese.

Step 5

Bake uncovered until cheese melts, about 2 minutes. Serve with shredded lettuce, chopped tomato and chopped green bell pepper.

Things You'll Need

  • 1 4 ozs. manicotti shells, cooked
  • 1 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cup ORTEGA Salsa - Thick & Chunky (Medium)
  • 1 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 1 1/2 cups grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 1 head lettuce, shredded
  • 1 1 tomato, chopped
  • 1 1 green bell pepper, chopped

About this Author

Sonya Malone an iChef.com member who donated this recipe.