Saturday, July 6, 2019

CREAMY BEEF AND SHELLS






CREAMY BEEF AND SHELLS






A quick / easy ground beef recipe is a pasta dish that will be on your table all week! So creamy and so comforting!

INGREDIENTS:
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cups beef stock
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 8 ounces medium pasta shells
  • 1/2 medium sweet onion, diced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 6 ounces shredded extra-sharp cheddar cheese, about 1 1/2 cups
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 (15-ounce) can tomato sauce

DIRECTIONS:

First, In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook the pasta according to package directions; drain well.

Then, Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add ground beef and cook until golden, about 3 to 5 minutes, making sure to crumble the beef during cooking; drain the excess fat. Put aside.

Add the onion to the pan and cook for about 2-3 minutes, stirring frequently until translucent. Stir in garlic and Italian seasoning until fragrant, about 1 minute.

Stir in flour until lightly browned, about 1 minute.

Gradually add beef broth and tomato sauce. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until mixture is reduced and slightly thickened, about 6-8 minutes.

Stir in pasta, beef and heavy cream until warm, about 1-2 minutes; Season with salt and pepper to taste. Stir in cheese until melted, about 2 minutes. Happy Cooking TimeJ