I don’t know if you call this an Italian, or Mexican dish, but these taco stuffed shells are worth having on the dinner table when you want to change up taco night or pasta night!
I love using stuffed shells. Its just a fun way to change up any standard recipe. For taco night this week, I thought it’d be fun to give taco stuffed shells a try.
For the taco stuffing, I used ground beef, black beans, diced tomatoes and a couple packs of taco seasoning.
After browning the ground beef I just let it simmer so that the tomatoes broke down and thickened up into a sauce.
Then for the “pasta sauce” I used a little enchilada sauce and tossed the pasta shells in it. After stuffing each shell with the taco filling, load it up with cheese and let it back until melted!
I’ll admit the first bite is confusing. You get the pasta texture and think, “i’m eating italian food”. Then that wonderful taco filling hits and think “no wait. it’s a mexican dish”.
Let your tastebuds argue it out and just enjoy the ride.