Beef Fiesta Shells

Beef Fiesta Shells

1 lb. ground beef
1 small white onion, chopped
1 small can chopped green chilies
1 cup grated, cheddar cheese
1 jar (12 ounces) picante sauce (mild or medium)
1 small can tomato sauce
1 small can french fried onion rings, divided
18 large pasta shells (stuffable kind)

Cook pasta shells according to directions. Preheat oven to 350°F.

In a bowl, combine tomato sauce, picante sauce and one cup of water. Set aside.

Brown meat with onions, salt and pepper. Add green chilies, 1/2-cup of cheese, half a can of onion rings and 1/2 cup of prepared sauce.

Stuff shells with meat mixture. Pour remaining sauce over shells. Bake uncovered for 30 minutes.

Sprinkle remaining onion rings and cheese over the top. Bake for 5 minutes, or until cheese is bubbly.