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Spicy Stuffed Shells

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Spicy Stuffed Shells

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  • Servings: 4
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 1 hr 35 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hr 50 mins

Ingredients:

1 - 12oz pkg Jumbo Shells, i usually cook about half the package - 20-24 shells
1 - lb Ground Beef
½ - lb Spicy Italian Sausage
½ Small Onion, diced
2 - cloves Garlic, chopped
1 - tsp Each: Oregano, black ground pepper, salt & worcestershire sauce
1 - 25.6oz jar Pasta Sauce, i prefer prego
1 - 14.5oz can Italian Stewed Tomatoes
2 - Tbsp Tomato Paste
6-8 Mushrooms, sliced
2 Pinches of Red Pepper Flakes
2 - cups Mozzarella Cheese, shredded

Directions:

* In skillet, brown ground beef & Italian sausage until no longer pink.

* Before the meats are completely cooked,add onion, garlic, oregano, black pepper, salt and Worcestershire sauce.

* While meats are cooking, to a saucepan add: jarred tomato sauce, stewed Italian tomatoes (with liquid).

* Drain fat from meat mixture and add to saucepan containing pasta sauce and tomatoes. Stir to mix.

* Bring pot to simmer for about 15 mins. and add the tomato paste to thicken the sauce. Continue to simmer for about 20 mins.

* While simmering, add sliced mushrooms and red pepper flakes. Stir occasionally.

* While sauce is simmering, bring a pot of salted water to boil and cook jumbo shells for 15 mins.

* Pre-heat oven to 325-degrees

* Spoon enough sauce to cover the bottom of a casserole dish.

* Drain pasta shells and one by one, place into casserole dish and fill each shell with pasta mixture.

* Sprinkle mozzarella cheese on top.

* Cover dish with foil and bake for about 15 mins. or when cheese has melted.

* Serve and enjoy!