*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                           TACOS IN PASTA SHELLS
 
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Pasta                            Cheese
                 Mexican
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1 1/4   lb           Ground beef
    3       oz           Cream cheese with chives
    1       t            Salt
    1       t            Chili powder
   18                    Jumbo pasta shells
    2       tb           Butter -- melted
    1       c            Taco sauce
    1       c            Cheddar cheese -- shredded
    1       c            Monterey jack cheese -- shred
    1 1/2   c            Tortilla chips -- crushed
    1       c            Dairy sour cream
    3                    Green onions -- chopped
                         Leaf lettuce (optional)
 
   Cook, rinse and drain pasta shells. Cut cream cheese into cubes. Cook
   beef in a large skillet over medium high heat until brown, stirring
   to separate meat; drain fat. Reduce heat to medium low. Add cream
   cheese,, salt and chili powder; simmer 5 minutes. Toss shells with
   butter; fill with beef mixture. Arrange shells in buttered 13x9 pan.
   Pour taco sauce over each shell. Cover with foil. Bake in preheated
   350~ oven 15 minutes. Uncover; top with cheddar cheese, monterey jack
   cheese and chips. Bake 15 minutes more or until bubbly. Top with sour
   cream and onions. Garnish with lettuce.
  
 
 
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