Beefy Shells and Cheese


Here’s a new one that I have recently fallen in love w/. I absolutely luv Velveeta Shells and Cheese and this was a way to bring it back into my life. Super simple to put together and make. Ready in about 30 minutes. I switch between kidney beans and the black beans depending on what I have in the pantry and what kind of mood I’m in. The chili powder is “use what u can tolerate.” If u don’t like things too spicy don’t put much in. If u like it spicy add more. ENJOY!


1 pound ground beef
1 package (12 ounces) shells and cheese dinner mix
2 cups water
1-1/4 cups salsa
1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
1 to 2 teaspoons chili powder
1/8 teaspoon salt


In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Set aside cheese sauce packet from dinner mix. Add shells and water to skillet. Bring to a boil; cover and simmer for 10-12 minutes or until pasta is tender.
Stir in the salsa, beans, chili powder, salt and contents of cheese sauce packet. Remove from the heat; cover and let stand for 5 minutes. Yield: 6 servings.


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