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Dinner – Creamy Beef and Shells – Recipe


  • Author: Catalina Castravet
  • Prep Time: 10m
  • Cook Time: 20m
  • Total Time: 30 Minutes

Description

Creamy Beef and Shells is such a tasty dinner! It is meaty, never dry, and the flavors are awesome!


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Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 8 ounces medium pasta shells
  • 5 cloves garlic (minced)
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
  • 1 cup beef stock
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 (15oz can) marinara sauce
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 small sweet onion (diced)
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese (freshly grated) Read More..

Instructions

  1. Cook pasta according to package instructions in a large pot of boiling salted water and drain well.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add ground beef and cook until browned, about 3-5 minutes, breaking it with a wooden spoon. Drain excess fat and set aside.
  3. To the same skillet, add diced onion, and cook for 2minutes, stirring frequently. Add garlic, and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  4. Whisk in flour until lightly browned, for about 1 minute.
  5. Gradually whisk in beef stock and stir to combine. Add marinara sauce and stir in Italian seasoning, dried parsley, oregano, and paprika.
  6. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until reduced and slightly thickened, about 6-8 minutes.
  7. Stir in cooked pasta, add back beef.
  8. Stir in heavy cream until heated through, about 1-2 minutes. Taste and adjust for salt and pepper.
  9. Stir in sour cream.
  10. Stir in cheddar cheese until melted, about 1-2 minutes.
  11. Serve immediately, garnish with parsley if desired. Read More..

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 6
  • Calories: 480kcal
  • Sugar: 6g
  • Sodium: 370
  • Fat: 23g
  • Saturated Fat: 9g
  • Carbohydrates: 39g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 28g
  • Cholesterol: 66g