Shells with Bacon and Beef Sauce

Shells with Bacon and Beef Sauce

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"Very simple and tasty. The addition of bacon adds a ton of flavor to a basic meat sauce."

Ingredients

50 m servings 539 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 539 kcal
  • 27%
  • Fat:
  • 16.7 g
  • 26%
  • Carbs:
  • 73.2g
  • 24%
  • Protein:
  • 26.6 g
  • 53%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 45 mg
  • 15%
  • Sodium:
  • 656 mg
  • 26%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan over low heat. Cook the bacon in the oil until it just begins to crisp. Stir in the onion. Cook and stir until bacon is crisp and onion is soft. Stir in the garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Remove the bacon mixture from the pan and reserve.
  2. Brown the ground beef in the saucepan; drain. Stir the bacon mixture, crushed tomatoes, and tomato sauce into the beef. Season with salt to taste. Simmer over low heat while pasta is cooking.
  3. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Stir in the shell pasta, and return to a boil. Cook the pasta until cooked through but still firm to the bite, 8 to 10 minutes. Drain.
  4. Toss hot pasta with bacon and beef sauce to serve.
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This was a good, hearty meal. The sauce is four stars as written. After tasting it, I added freshly ground black pepper, and fresh parsley, oregano, and basil. Though the directions don't say to...

Thanx to Pam's blog I decided to try this recipe and I must say I'm glad I did! I really liked the sauce, it was full of pure flavors, the tomatoes, the beef, the bacon... I gave this recipe 4...

MADE AS PER RECIPE , WITH THE EXCEPTION OF ADDING MUSHROOMS... VERY BLAND AS WRITTEN.. ADDED MORE SPICES.. FOR ME 1# OF PASTA IS MORE THAN ENOUGH.. MINE WAS DRYING OUT AND I HAD TO ADD ANOTHER C...

Alright, I changed this quite a bit, but I still used the same ingredients. I browned the beef, and then threw everything into the slow cooker on low for four hours (I'm a huge fan of my slow co...

Quite plain, but the family enjoyed it. Kids love pasta. Added an extra tin of tomatoes.

Cooked as the recipe says. When I mixed the pasta together I used less noodles than called for. Turned out great. Liked the sauce! Thanks for the recipe.

I added more spices to the meat to make it spicy (crushed red pepper, chives, black pepper). It was awesome. I also didn't use that much bacon. It was simple and easy but great.

Simple, quick, and delicious. I had everything on hand, and made a fast, delicious meal for my family. Thanks!

I added some paprika, a bit of cider vinegar and a roux sauce before i added my shells. It is a VERY good "football sunday" meal!!!! I am going to make some jalapeno cornbread to go with it too!