Shells with Bacon and Beef Sauce Recipe Reviews - Allrecipes.com (Pg. 1)
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Reviewed: Mar. 24, 2013
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!)
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Home Town: Wheaton, Illinois, USA
Living In: Naperville, Illinois, USA
Reviewed: Feb. 25, 2013
Simple, quick, and delicious. I had everything on hand, and made a fast, delicious meal for my family. Thanks!
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Reviewed: Oct. 23, 2011
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!
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Reviewed: Mar. 29, 2011
Quite plain, but the family enjoyed it. Kids love pasta. Added an extra tin of tomatoes.
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Reviewed: Oct. 5, 2010
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!
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Cooking Level: Intermediate

Reviewed: Aug. 18, 2010
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...
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Living In: Marietta, Georgia, USA
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Reviewed: Aug. 14, 2010
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!
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Home Town: Monroeville, Pennsylvania, USA
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