Recipe by Alle G.
"Very simple and tasty. The addition of bacon adds a ton of flavor to a basic meat sauce."
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1 (28 ounce) can
1 (15 ounce) can
1 1/2 pounds
salt to taste
This was a good, hearty meal. The sauce is four stars as written. After tasting it, I added freshly ground black pepper, and fresh parsley, oregano, and basil. Though the directions don't say to, I drained most of the grease from the bacon mixture before adding it back into the sauce. I served this with a green salad and Mushroom and Cheddar Batter Bread by Cat Lady Cyndi. Thanks for a tasty recipe!
MADE AS PER RECIPE , WITH THE EXCEPTION OF ADDING MUSHROOMS... VERY BLAND AS WRITTEN.. ADDED MORE SPICES.. FOR ME 1# OF PASTA IS MORE THAN ENOUGH.. MINE WAS DRYING OUT AND I HAD TO ADD ANOTHER CAN OF TOMATOES TO IT.. OH, AND PLAN TO FEED LOTS OF PEOPLE, IT MAKES A POT BIG ENOUGH FOR THE SALVATION ARMY.. THANKS FOR LETTING ME TRY YOUR RECIPE.. OTHERS MAY HAVE BETTER LUCK.. SO PLEASE TRY IT YOURSELF...
Thanx to Pam's blog I decided to try this recipe and I must say I'm glad I did! I really liked the sauce, it was full of pure flavors, the tomatoes, the beef, the bacon... I gave this recipe 4 stars, because it needs a little kick, something to spice it up a bit. But definitely added to the recipebook and will make again!
Alright, I changed this quite a bit, but I still used the same ingredients. I browned the beef, and then threw everything into the slow cooker on low for four hours (I'm a huge fan of my slow cooker, so I use it whenever possible). I added a good dash of Worcester sauce (love the stuff), about 1/4 cup of some leftover BBQ sauce (it NEEDED to be used somewhere), a dash of red pepper flakes, a can of Hunt's diced spicy red peppers in place of the tomato sauce (didn't have any), omitted the salt, and used rotini because I was out of shells. I only had Hormel real bacon pieces on hand, so I added those to the slow cooker in the final 10 minutes of cooking. When the pasta was cooked, I drained and rinsed it under cold water before I added it to the meat mixture in the slow cooker. The end result was fabulous; a hint of sweet from the BBQ sauce, and a bit of heat from the red pepper flakes and tomatoes. Thanks Alle (sorry for all the modifications!)
Quite plain, but the family enjoyed it. Kids love pasta. Added an extra tin of tomatoes.
I added more spices to the meat to make it spicy (crushed red pepper, chives, black pepper). It was awesome. I also didn't use that much bacon. It was simple and easy but great.
Simple, quick, and delicious. I had everything on hand, and made a fast, delicious meal for my family. Thanks!
I added some paprika, a bit of cider vinegar and a roux sauce before i added my shells. It is a VERY good "football sunday" meal!!!! I am going to make some jalapeno cornbread to go with it too!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Shells with Bacon and Beef Sauce
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 151
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