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Stuffed Pasta Shells

with Ground Beef
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Stuffed Pasta Shells

Stuffed Pasta Shells - Pasta and ground beef with a difference: Delicious and pleasing to the eye

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Health Score:
87 / 100
25 min.
ready in 30 min.
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Nutritional values

At first glance, the sauce looks deceptively similar to the classic Bolognese - but thanks to the minced beef, the sauce delivers a particularly high protein content and surprises with extraordinary aromas. With a green salad to go with it, you can increase your enjoyment and vitamin content even more.

The riper the tomatoes, the more aromatic the sauce. But what to do if there are no really ripe ones? It's simple: take canned tomatoes instead - they are guaranteed to have the right aroma.

If possible, prefer whole grain pasta because of its higher fibre content. If you want it to go faster, the sauce can also be served with other types of pasta, such as linguine.

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie438 cal.(21 %)
Protein24 g(24 %)
Fat16 g(14 %)
Carbohydrates48 g(32 %)
Sugar added0 g(0 %)
Roughage4.5 g(15 %)
Vitamin A0.2 mg(25 %)
Vitamin D0 μg(0 %)
Vitamin E2.6 mg(22 %)
Vitamin K36.4 μg(61 %)
Vitamin B₁0.3 mg(30 %)
Vitamin B₂0.3 mg(27 %)
Niacin10.9 mg(91 %)
Vitamin B₆0.3 mg(21 %)
Folate53 μg(18 %)
Pantothenic acid0.8 mg(13 %)
Biotin5.4 μg(12 %)
Vitamin B₁₂3.3 μg(110 %)
Vitamin C24 mg(25 %)
Potassium648 mg(16 %)
Calcium53 mg(5 %)
Magnesium68 mg(23 %)
Iron3.5 mg(23 %)
Iodine4 μg(2 %)
Zinc4 mg(50 %)
Saturated fatty acids5 g
Uric acid134 mg
Cholesterol44 mg
Complete sugar4 g
Development of this recipe:


4 ripe Tomatoes (400 grams)
9 ozs Pasta shell (conchiglie)
2 garlic cloves
1 Tbsp Canola oil
11 ozs Ground beef
1 tsp Tomato paste
2 Tbsps white balsamic vinegar
1 tsp ground Cumin
6 sprigs mint
1 bunch cilantro
1 Tbsp olive oil
How healthy are the main ingredients?
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Kitchen utensils

1 Pot, 1 Slotted spoon, 1 Cutting board, 1 Small knife, 1 large Pot, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Non-stick pan, 1 Teaspoon, 1 Large knife, 1 Sieve, 1 Wooden spoon

Preparation steps

Stuffed Pasta Shells preparation step 1

Dip tomatoes in boiling water, remove, rinse in cold water and remove the skins.

Stuffed Pasta Shells preparation step 2

Stem the tomatoes, cut out cores and dice the flesh into small cubes.

Stuffed Pasta Shells preparation step 3

Cook pasta according to package directions until al dente in boiling salted water. Meanwhile, peel the garlic and chop finely.

Stuffed Pasta Shells preparation step 4

Heat the canola oil in a non-stick pan. Sauté garlic and ground beef while stirring.

Stuffed Pasta Shells preparation step 5

Add tomato paste and fry briefly. Stir in vinegar and cumin. Season with salt and pepper.

Stuffed Pasta Shells preparation step 6

Rinse mint and cilantro, shake dry, pluck off the leaves and chop finely with a large knife.

Stuffed Pasta Shells preparation step 7

Add herbs to meat with tomatoes and olive oil. Mix everything well and cook for 8-10 minutes. Drain pasta shells in a sieve. Fill with meat sauce and serve with the remaining sauce.