Mexican Stuffed Shells Recipe – Stuffed shells Mexican style is a great take on the Italian stuffed shells dish. See recipe here for my Italian stuffed shells. Stuffed shells are pretty versatile, so I decided to come up with a Mexican version. These came out great and any cheesy sauce left at the bottom of the dish or any left over meat mixture goes great with some tortilla chips.
Mexican Stuffed Shells Recipe Ingredients
- 1 12 oz box of jumbo shells
- 1 cup diced onions
- 1 teaspoon oil
- 2 lbs lean ground beef
- 1 packet of taco seasoning
- 1 1/2 cups of chile con queso
- 2 19 oz cans red enchilada sauce
- 2 8 oz “bricks” of cheese, grated (can be monterery jack, cheddar, colby jack…your favorite cheese for Mexican dishes)
Mexican Stuffed Shells Recipe Directions
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cook pasta for about 9 minutes (pre-baking cook time). While pasta is cooking, saute onions in oil until translucent. Add in ground beef and cook. Add in chile con queso. Rinse cooked noodles in cold water and drain. Coat bottom of large baking dish with a layer of enchilada sauce. Fill each shell with a generous amount of the cheesy beef mixture and place in the baking dish. Top with half of the grated cheese, then the remaining sauce until well-covered (there may be some left over), and then the remaining cheese. Cover with foil and cook for 30 minutes. Top with sour cream if desired.
If you enjoy Mexican Stuffed Shells Recipe, you’ll enjoy our Traditional Italian Stuffed Shells Recipe