Quick Meat Sauce and Shells
Recipe from Family Circle

Ground beef and pasta shells in a tempting tomato-based sauce make this classic quick and easy dinner recipe.

Quick Meat Sauce and Shells

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Servings: 6
Prep Time: 15 mins
Related Categories: Beef, European Cuisine, Italian Cuisine, Pasta
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  • 1   pound 
    lean ground beef
  • 1   
    large sweet red pepper, cored, seeded and diced
  • 1   
    large green bell pepper, cored, seeded and diced
  • 1   
    medium onion, peeled and chopped
  • 2   
    cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
  • 2  14 1/2 ounce cans 
    diced tomatoes with Italian seasoning
  • 1   teaspoon 
  • 1/2  teaspoon 
  • 1/4  teaspoon 
    black pepper
  • 1   pound 
    large pasta shells
  • 1   cup 
    part-skim shredded mozzarella
Coat a large nonstick skillet with nonstick cooking spray; heat over medium-high heat and add crumbled ground beef, peppers, onion and garlic. Cook for 8 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Stir in tomatoes, sugar, salt and black pepper. Cover and simmer on medium-low for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
While sauce is simmering, cook pasta following package directions. Drain.
Spoon sauce over pasta. Top with shredded cheese and serve.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 486, Fat, total (g) 9, chol. (mg) 57, sat. fat (g) 4, carb. (g) 68, fiber (g) 5, pro. (g) 33, sodium (mg) 697, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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