Whip It Up Wednesday: Mexican Shells
Okay, so today in Wisconsin we are supposed to be almost 90 degrees, with some serious humidity! Meaning I want a meal that isn't going to heat up the house too much, here's a pretty quick simple meal that will taste like it was a lot harder to make Then it really is! Let's get started!
So you'll need Hamburger I used 3 pounds, 1 box of Jumbo shells, and then your favorite CHUNKY Salsa, also some shredded cheddar cheese (Not shown in the picture).
To get started cook jumbo shells as directed on the box, DO NOT OVER COOK! Then pour into strainer and run cold water over and let cool.
Next Fry up the hamburger and drain off any excess fat, put the pan back on the stove and add in enough salsa to cover the meat well depending on how much meat you use, I used about 2 cups of salsa.
Take a 13x9 cake pan and coat with a thin layer of crisco shortening. Now you are ready to start stuffing your shells with your meat mixture. I take one shell at a time and use a spoon and spoon the shell full of the meat then place each shell into your cake pan close to each other, Now if you cooked up the whole box of shells you will probably have enough to make up another smaller cake pan like an 8x8 if you have one. Once you have stuffed all of your shells just top off your shells with shredded cheddar cheese and cover your cake pan with foil and cook in your over on 350 degrees for about 20-30 minutes. Just until the cheese is melted and your shells are heated well throughout. This is a meal that you can make up ahead of time then just throw in the oven before you are going to eat. I hope you enjoy this meal as much as my family does and no one has to know how easy it actually is! Sorry I did not take as many pictures of the different steps as I should have! If you have any questions please feel free to ask! Chelle