Conchitas con Carne (Mexican Hamburger and Shells)


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 can (15 ounces) diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 package (12 ounces) small shell pasta
  • Shredded cheddar cheese for topping
  • Chopped fresh cilantro for garnish


  1. Cook the ground beef in a large skillet over medium-high heat until browned and crumbled, about 8-10 minutes. Drain off any excess fat.
  2. Add the vegetable oil to the skillet and heat it over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add the cumin, chili powder, paprika, cayenne pepper (if using), salt, and black pepper to the skillet and stir to combine.
  4. Stir in the tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, kidney beans, green chilies, and water. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat and let it simmer for 15-20 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, cook the pasta according to package instructions until al dente. Drain the pasta and set it aside.
  6. To serve, spoon the cooked pasta into bowls and ladle the meat sauce over the top. Sprinkle with shredded cheddar cheese and chopped cilantro, if desired.

Enjoy your delicious Conchitas con Carne, a classic Mexican comfort food!

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