At the tasting table, this delicious recipe was our hands-down favorite over a boxed hamburger meal.
1 (12-oz.) box shells and cheese
1 pound ground beef
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 (15-oz.) can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 (14.5-oz.) can diced tomatoes with mild green chiles
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
How to Make It
Prepare shells and cheese according to package directions.
Meanwhile, brown beef in a 12-inch (2 1/2-inch-deep) nonstick skillet or Dutch oven over medium-high heat, stirring often, 8 minutes or until no longer pink; drain and rinse under hot running water. Return beef to skillet; stir in chili powder, cumin, and salt. Cook 2 minutes. Add beans, tomatoes, and 1/4 cup water. Cook 5 to 8 minutes or until most of liquid has evaporated.
Stir prepared pasta into beef mixture, and sprinkle with chopped fresh parsley. Serve immediately.
Note: For testing purposes only, we used Velveeta Shells & Cheese Original and Delmonte Diced Tomatoes with Zesty Mild Green Chilies.