Another oldie, but goodie! I found this recipe about twenty years ago in the cookbook that came with my first crock pot and have changed it very little since then.
It’s a simple, elegant meal that you can throw in the slow cooker, or bake in an hour in the oven, and serve to family and guests alike. Serve it with some garlic bread and a salad and voila!–amazing dinner is served!
To begin, brown a pound of ground beef with a small, chopped onion, and two cloves of chopped garlic.
That’s all there is to it! It makes a great presentation and the flavors are spectacular.
Stuffed Pasta Shells Grocery List:
1 lb. ground beef
1 small onion
2 cloves garlic
2 cups mozzarella cheese
1 tsp. Italian seasoning
1/2 c. seasoned bread crumbs*
2 jars spaghetti sauce
Fresh Parmesan cheese
*To make your own breadcrumbs, use a few slices of whatever bread you have nearby. For example, this time all I had was cracked wheat bread (used the heels that no one likes anyway) and it worked just fine! Preheat your oven to 300 degrees and put 2-3 slices of bread on a baking sheet for 10-15 minutes or until dried. It’s almost like toasted, but not as well-done. Pop those dried pieces of bread into a food processor and pulse until it turns into fine crumbs. I added about 1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning and some salt and pepper for seasoning. It’s a lot cheaper than buying them at the store, and I always have the supplies to make it on demand!