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What are some good recipes for stuffed shells that use ground beef?

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Some examples of good recipes for stuffed shells that use ground beef include Spinach and Ricotta Stuffed Shells and Three-Cheese Beef Pasta Shells. Spinach and Ricotta Stuffed Shells includes turkey sausage in addition to the beef and is found on the Food Network website. Three-Cheese Beef Pasta Shells is a basic Italian-style pasta dish that appears on the Betty Crocker website.

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Super Stuffed Shells is a recipe from Jamie Deen. The recipe uses ground beef and sweet Italian turkey sausage that are browned with onion, carrots, red pepper flakes and garlic. Add crushed tomatoes and simmer for about 20 minutes. Spinach is heated over medium heat until wilted and then mixed with ricotta, Parmesan, mozzarella and one egg. Add the mixture to cooked pasta shells and line a baking pan with the meat sauce. Cover with foil and baked for 30 minutes at 350 F. Remove the foil and bake for an additional 5 minutes.

Three-Cheese Beef Pasta Shells is a recipe offered by Betty Crocker. Combine tomato sauce and water and pour into a baking dish. Cook the ground beef over a stove for about 5 minutes. Mix Italian cheese, Parmesan cheese, one egg and chive-and-onion cream cheese spread with the ground beef. Add the mixture to cooked pasta shells and line the baking dish. Cover and bake 40 to 45 minutes at 350 F. Remove foil, add more cheese and bake an additional 10 minutes.

Another good stuffed shell recipe that includes ground beef is Mexican Stuffed Shells, notes Taste of Home Magazine. The recipe adds black beans, salsa, olives and shredded cheese to the beef and pasta shells.

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