Mexican Chilli Shell Bake Recipe

Mexican Chilli Shell Bake picture


Preparation Time5 MinCooking Time30 Min
Ready In35 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexHealthyServings4
MethodMain Ingredient
Interest Group


 Olive oil1 Tablespoon
 Garlic2 Clove (10 gm), crushed
 Onion1 , finely chopped
 Green chili1 , deseeded and chopped
 Green chilli1 , deseeded and chopped
 Lean minced beef8 Ounce (250 Gram)
 Mild chili powder2 Teaspoon
 Mild chilli powder2 Teaspoon
 Tomato puree3 Tablespoon
 Wholemeal pasta shells8 Ounce (250 Gram)
 Wholemeal pasta shapes8 Ounce, dried (Or Shells, 250 Gram)
 Mozzarella cheese5 Ounce, grated (150 Gram)
 Cheddar cheese3 Ounce, grated (75 Gram)
 Eggs2 , beaten
 Salt To Taste
 Pepper To Taste

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 496 Calories from Fat 262

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 30 g45.5%

Saturated Fat 13.6 g67.8%

Trans Fat 0.4 g

Cholesterol 191.2 mg

Sodium 557.4 mg23.2%

Total Carbohydrates 26 g8.8%

Dietary Fiber 1.7 g7%

Sugars 3 g

Protein 28 g56.8%

Vitamin A 28.1% Vitamin C 20.3%

Calcium 37.4% Iron 14.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. Preheat oven to 190°C /375°F/Gas Mark 5.

2. In a heavy saucepan fry crushed garlic and chopped onion in hot oil for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, such that softened.
3. Add the chopped green chilli and minced beef and then fry for 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
4. Stir in the chilli powder, tomato puree and salt and pepper as per taste.
5. Let it simmer quite vigorously, with partial cover for 25 minutes such that the sauce is fairly dry and thick.
6. In a large saucepan, bring 1.8 litres/3 pints water to a boil.
7. Then add a dash of oil with a generous pinch of salt as well as the pasta and cook for 8-12 minutes such that tender.
8. To a large ovenproof dish transfer the pasta after draining it.
9. Add and mix the sauce with the pasta.
10. In a bowl mix the two cheeses with the beaten eggs and pour over the beef, chili and tomato puree mixture.
11. Keep the chili bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes.

12. Serve hot with the desired garnish.