Beef Stuffed Pasta Shells
1/2 lb. jumbo pasta shells
2 Tbsp. olive oil
1 small onion, finely chopped
Johnny's Seasoning Salt
Johnny's Seasoned Pepper
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 lb. ground beef
2 Tbsp. Italian herbs
2 cups spaghetti sauce
2 cups ricotta
1 cup mozzarella, shredded
1/2 cup parmesan cheese, grated
2 Tbsp. Johnny's Parmesan Garlic Seasoning
1 large egg, beaten
Preheat oven to 350 F.
Cook the pasta in boiling water for about 1 minute less than the package suggests. Drain and run cool water over the shells.
Add 1 Tbsp. of olive oil to the water, and stirred them gently often to keep the pasta from sticking.
While the pasta is cooking, heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
Add the onion, generously add Johnny's Seasoning Salt and Johnny's Seasoned Pepper and sauté until softened - about 4 - 5 minutes.
Add the garlic and cook for another minute or two.
Add the beef and cook until browned, breaking it up as it cooks.
When the beef is almost cooked through, sprinkle the Italian herbs over it and stir in about 1 cup of the spaghetti sauce, then remove from heat.
In a small bowl, combine the ricotta, mozzarella, parmesan and egg - mix together well, then mix into the beef mixture.
Grease a 9" x13" baking dish and spread the remaining sauce evenly in the
Spoon the filling carefully into each shell and arrange them on the sauce, then sprinkle with additional mozzarella, parmesan cheese, and Johnny's Parmesan Garlic Seasoning.
Bake for about 25 - 30 minutes, or until heated through.