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Hamburger Heaven

This recipe was part of a wedding shower gift Mel received, and has become an old standby.


Yield : 4

1/2 # lean ground beef
1/2 each onion, chopped
1 tablespoon parsley, chopped
1 cup tomato sauce
1 cup water
1/2 cup sliced olives
1/2 cup cheddar cheese, grated
2 cups uncooked shells

Brown the ground beef, breaking it into little pieces.
Add the onion and brown it as well.
Add the shells, tomato sauce and water, and parsley
Cover and let cook until the shells are al dente, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking. Add water if necessary.
Add the olives and cheddar cheese
Cover and let warm for a few minutes until the cheese melts
For a variation, add some taco seasoning
Can also be made with Italian sausage instead of ground beef, or chicken or turkey sausage, as long as they aren't very fatty