CREAMY BEEF AND SHELLS

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Prep Time: 10 mins | Cook Time: 20 mins | Total Time: 30 mins | Yield: 6 Servings

I love this dish so much! Oh, man, you have got to try this recipe. Have a blessed day, friends. Enjoy!

Ingredients:

8 oz medium pasta shells

1 tbsp olive oil

1 lb ground beef

1 small sweet onion (diced)

5 cloves garlic (minced)

1 tsp Italian seasoning

1 tsp dried parsley

1/2 tsp dried oregano

1/2 tsp smoked paprika

2 tbsp all-purpose flour

1 c beef stock

1 (15 ounces can) marinara sauce

3/4 c heavy cream

1/4 c sour cream

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper (to taste)

1 1/2 c cheddar cheese (freshly grated)

Directions:

Step 1: Refer to the directions provided on the pasta on how to cook it.

Step 2: Drain and rinse with cold water to stop the cooking process.

Step 3: Place a large skillet on the stove and turn the heat to medium-high.

Step 4: Add the ground beef and cool for about 5 minutes or until brown. Discard any excess grease.

Step 5: In the same skillet, add the sliced onion and sauté for about 2 minutes or until translucent.

Step 6: Add the garlic and sauté for 1 minute or until aromatic.

Step 7: Add the flour. Whisk and cook for 1 minute or until brown.

Step 8: Add the beef stock and stir until well mixed.

Step 9: Add the Italian seasoning, marinara sauce, paprika, oregano, and dried parsley. Stir until well combined.

Step 10: Allow the mixture to boil.

Step 11: Turn the heat down to low and simmer the mixture for about 6 to 8 minutes or until thick.

Step 12: Add the beef and cooked pasta. Stir until well combined.

Step 13: Add the heavy cream and stir until well mixed. Allow it to cook for about a minute.

Step 14: Add the sour cream and cheddar cheese. Cook for another 2 minutes or until melted and well blended.

Step 15: Remove from the heat.

Step 16: Sprinkle parsley on top.

Step 17: Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts:

Calories: 480 | Carbohydrates: 39 | Protein: 28 | Fat: 23 | Saturated Fat: 9 | Cholesterol: 66 | Sodium: 370 | Potassium: 553 | Fiber: 2 | Sugar: 6 | Vitamin A: 221 | Vitamin C: 3 | Calcium: 215 | Iron: 3

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