Taco-Stuffed Pasta Shells

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Ingredients

8 – oz uncooked jumbo pasta shells (about 24 shells from 12-oz box)
1- lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1 – package (1 oz) Old El Paso™ taco seasoning mix
1 – can (14.5 oz) Muir Glen™ organic fire roasted crushed tomatoes, undrained
1 – package (8 oz) shredded Mexican cheese blend (2 cups)
1 – cup diced plum (Roma) tomatoes
1/4 – cup chopped fresh cilantro

Directions

  • STEP 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Cook and drain pasta shells as directed on box.
  • STEP 2

    Meanwhile, in 12-inch nonstick skillet, cook beef over medium-high heat 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until thoroughly cooked; drain. Add taco seasoning mix, crushed tomatoes and 1 cup of the shredded cheese; stir well until cheese is melted.

  • STEP 3

    Fill each pasta shell with about 1 tablespoon beef mixture; place in ungreased 139-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish. Top filled shells with plum tomatoes and chopped cilantro; sprinkle with remaining 1 cup cheese

  • STEP 4
    Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until heated through and cheese is melted. Serve warm.