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Stuffed Shells Recipe

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1 package of jumbo pasta shells
1 pound ground beef
1 small onion, finely diced
1-2 cloves garlic, minced
1 can (12 oz.) tomato paste
2 cups hot water
3 beef bouillon cubes
1 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1 container (16 oz) small curd cottage cheese (or Ricotta)
2 cups mozzarella cheese, divided use
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
1 egg
dried parsley (optional)

Ingredient Note:
Instead of tomato paste and hot water, you can use your favorite spaghetti sauce.

Prepare jumbo shells per package directions.
Drain thoroughly.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Cook beef, onion and garlic in a large pan over medium-high heat.
Cook until beef is brown and crumbled.
Drain excess grease.
Stir in water, tomato paste, beef bouillon cubes and oregano.
Stir and allow to simmer while preparing the shells.
In a medium bowl, stir together cottage cheese, one cup mozzarella, parmesan cheese and egg.
Begin stuffing cooked shells. About a tablespoon of the cheese mixture will fit into each one.

You should be able to fit about 24 into your 9 x 13 baking dish.
Pour sauce mixture on top of shells. Cover with aluminum foil
Bake for about 40-45 minutes.
Uncover and sprinkle remaining cup of mozzarella cheese over the top. Sprinkle with dried parsley.

Bake for an additional 5-8 minutes until cheese is melted and bubbly.




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