Taco Stuffed Manicotti

A family favorite that may easily can be doubled – the chili powder and cumin can be adjusted to taste.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 small yellow onion, chopped
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 taco seasoning packet
  • 1 tablespoon of Adobo
  • 1 package (8 ounces) uncooked manicotti shells
  • 2-1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup of cream cheese, softened
  • 1 jar (16 ounces) salsa
  • 2 cups (16 ounces) sour cream
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack or Mexican cheese blend
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions
  • Sliced ripe olives, optional

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the uncooked beef, yellow onion, chili powder, taco seasoning & adobo with cream cheese, plus one cup of the shredded cheese and mix until combined.
  2. Spoon the mixture into uncooked manicotti shells
  3. Arrange in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish.
  4. Combine water and Salsa sauce; pour over the stuffed shells.
  5. Cover and bake at 350F for 1 hour.
  6. Uncover; spoon sour cream over the top. Sprinkle with cheese, onions and olives if desired. Bake an additional 10 minutes or so or until the cheese is melted on top

Source : allrecipes.com

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