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Beefy Enchilada Shells

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Easy 30-minute, one pot Beefy Enchilada Shells made with savory ground beef, tender pasta shells, and loads of ooey gooey Mexican cheese.


  • 16 ounces small or medium pasta shells
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper optional
  • 4 10-ounce cans medium enchilada sauce
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded cheddar and/or monterey jack cheese
  • 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • avocado, sour cream, tomatoes, cilantro optional toppings
  • Instructions

  • Cook pasta according to package directions, drain and set aside.
  • Saute ground beef in a large skillet, sprinkle with chili powder, cumin, onion powder, garlic powder, and cayenne, continue to cook until beef is browned.
  • Add enchilada sauce to pan, bring to a simmer.
  • Stir in pasta shells and season salt with salt to taste.
  • Stir in half of the cheese until melted. Top with remaining cheese and cover for 2-3 minutes until cheese is melted on top.
  • Add toppings as desired and serve.
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