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Creamy Beef And Shells Pasta Recipe

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If you’re on the hunt for an easy ground beef recipe, this Creamy Beef And Shells Pasta Recipe dish will please!  It offers a creamy and comforting flavor that is sure to make your meal plan schedule time and time again.

Creamy Beef And Shells Pasta Recipe

Ground Beef

We farm so we have our own beef.  While this is a blessing, I tend to get stuck in a dinner rut where I make the same meals over and over again.  Since I was tired of the typical ground beef recipes I was making, I started purchasing other meats.  Which is silly since the freezer is full of beef.  In our home, our typical ground beef recipes include: spaghetti, meatloaf, and burgers.  I decided to make a change and try some new flavors so we could continue eating our own meat.  Enter: this Creamy Beef And Shells Pasta Recipe.

Ingredients:

  • 12 ounces shell pasta (or whatever shape you prefer)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • medium red or sweet yellow onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 3 cups beef stock
  • 1 can (15 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • salt, pepper, onion salt, garlic salt, season salt – to taste
  • 8 ounces shredded extra sharp cheddar cheese

Creamy Beef And Shells Pasta Recipe

Creamy Beef And Shells Pasta Recipe

Yield: 5 servings

Creamy Beef And Shells Pasta Recipe

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This quick and easy ground beef recipe is a dish that offers creamy comforting flavors!

Cook Time 15 minutes
Prep Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces shell pasta (or whatever shape you prefer)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • medium red or sweet yellow onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 3 cups beef stock
  • 1 can (15 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • salt, pepper, onion salt, garlic salt, season salt - to taste
  • 8 ounces shredded extra sharp cheddar cheese

Instructions

  1. In a large pot, boil salted water and cook pasta according to package instructions. Drain (but do not rinse.)
  2. In a fry pan, cook ground beef and season with onion salt, garlic salt, seasoning salt, and pepper. (I use about 1 teaspoon of each.) When done, set aside.
  3. Heat olive oil in a large skillet. Add onion and garlic. Cook, while stirring frequently, for about 2-3 minutes. Add Italian seasoning.
  4. Whisk in flour and then gradually add beef stock and tomato sauce.
  5. Continue whisking as you bring to a boil, reduce heat to simmer, stirring occasionally until reduced and slightly thickened. (About 7-8 minutes.)
  6. Stir in pasta, ground beef, and heavy cream. Heat for 3-4 minutes, until hot throughout, stirring often.
  7. Stir in shredded cheese until melted, about 2 additional minutes.
  8. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 655Total Fat: 43gSaturated Fat: 22gTrans Fat: 2gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 150mgSodium: 993mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 38g

All numbers are estimates only. Nutrition facts may vary.

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Creamy Beef And Shells Pasta Recipe

A Few Steps In Action

I’m a visual learner.  So I like to see some steps in action when I’m making something new.  For those of you who are like me, here are a few of the steps.

Adding Olive Oil, Onion, And Garlic To Skillet

Cook for about 2-3 minutes.

Creamy Beef And Shells Pasta Recipe

Whisking

This step takes a bit as you need to whisk the beef stock, tomato sauce, flour, onion, and garlic.  The sauce is very liquid-like at first but reduces a bit and thickens in the process.

Creamy Beef And Shells Pasta Recipe

Finishing Up

Once the sauce has thickened, you add all the ingredients back to the pot.  Heat thoroughly and serve!

Creamy Beef And Shells Pasta Recipe

This is a delicious meal that pairs well with biscuits and cooked veggies!

Enjoy!

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Amber Ludwig

Monday 16th of November 2020

I love that this is delicious, cheap, and so easy! Anything with a one pan clean up is a weeknight win for this busy house. Plus it's something my whole family can and will eat! Thanks for sharing!

Peggy Nunn

Saturday 7th of November 2020

This looks like a great meal for a cold day.

Kathy Pease

Monday 26th of October 2020

This looks so yummy and I will have to try out the recipe :)

monique s

Monday 26th of October 2020

I bet some bread crumb topping on this would make it thanksgiving ready

Sarah L

Sunday 25th of October 2020

I like adding the cream to make the dish creamier.

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