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Shells with Bacon and Beef Sauce

Shells with Bacon and Beef Sauce

  • Prep

    10 m
  • Cook

    40 m
  • Ready In

    50 m
Alle G.

Alle G.

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

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 539 kcal
  • 27%
  • Fat:
  • 16.7 g
  • 26%
  • Carbs:
  • 73.2g
  • 24%
  • Protein:
  • 26.6 g
  • 53%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 45 mg
  • 15%
  • Sodium:
  • 704 mg
  • 28%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  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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Reviews

Pam-3BoysMama
7

Pam-3BoysMama

8/16/2010

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, I drained most of the grease from the bacon mixture before adding it back into the sauce. I served this with a green salad and Mushroom and Cheddar Batter Bread by Cat Lady Cyndi. Thanks for a tasty recipe!

I=Cookie
5

I=Cookie

10/5/2010

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 stars, because it needs a little kick, something to spice it up a bit. But definitely added to the recipebook and will make again!

Wiser1
4

Wiser1

8/18/2010

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 CAN OF TOMATOES TO IT.. OH, AND PLAN TO FEED LOTS OF PEOPLE, IT MAKES A POT BIG ENOUGH FOR THE SALVATION ARMY.. THANKS FOR LETTING ME TRY YOUR RECIPE.. OTHERS MAY HAVE BETTER LUCK.. SO PLEASE TRY IT YOURSELF...

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