Pasta Tacos

    1 hour 20 minutes

    This is a cross between stuffed pasta shells and tacos! This recipe is easily doubled for big gatherings and is a crowd pleaser!

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    Serves: 8 

    • 16 jumbo pasta shells
    • 500g beef mince
    • 1 (35g) packet taco seasoning mix
    • 1 cup (250ml) water
    • 1 (435g) can refried beans
    • 90g grated cheddar cheese
    • 1 (375g) jar salsa, divided
    • 1/4 cup sliced spring onion
    • 1/4 cup grated Cheddar cheese
    • 1/2 cup sour cream

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:1hour  ›  Ready in:1hour20min 

    1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat. Stir in the pasta and return to a boil. Cook the pasta uncovered until just slightly firm to the bite, about 13 minutes. Drain well.
    2. Brown the beef mince in a large frypan; drain fat. Stir in the taco seasoning and water; cook over low heat until thickened, about 5 minutes. Stir the refried beans and 3/4 cup Cheddar cheese into the taco meat. Spoon meat mixture into prepared pasta shells.
    3. Spoon 1/4 cup salsa over the bottom of a 20x30cm baking dish. Arrange filled shells over salsa. Spoon remaining salsa over shells.
    4. Bake in preheated oven for 40 minutes. Remove from oven; sprinkle with sliced spring onion and 1/4 cup grated cheddar cheese. Serve with sour cream.

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    This recipe was very good. I omitted the green onion and sour cream. I added grated cheddar cheese to the top on the last ten minutes of baking. Also, I may have lost my mind, but I couldn't find an oven temp anywhere on this recipe so I just went with 350.  -  22 Jul 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I made these tonight, with plenty of left overs...I really wanted to like this recipe, however it just lacked flavor, nothing special. If I make it again, I will add cumin to the meat, and maybe some black olives?  -  09 Feb 2011  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This recipe was yummy. I think that if I were to make it again I would not bake it for 40 minutes. The shells were a little crispy. I guessed and put the oven at 350 since it was not noted on the recipe. Also I will put tomatoes on top next time!  -  30 Jul 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)