Hubby loves shells & cheese, but I don't care for them. Soon after we got married, I decided to improvise so he could have his shells & cheese and I didn't have to eat them plain.
I came up with this quick meal that has been a staple since early in our marriage.
Beefy Shells & Cheese
1 box shells & cheese (like ve1veeta brand)
1 lb ground beef
1 can kidney beans (or canned beans of your choice), rinsed
1 small onion, diced
1 tsp. minced garlic
Boil the shells according to box directions.
While the shells are boiling, brown ground beef with onion and garlic; drain grease. Add taco seasoning to the meat -- to your liking. Over medium-low heat, add beans to meat mixture.
Drain shells and add to the meat. Mix cheese packet with the shells and meat. Mix salsa into the mixture.