Conchitas con Carne (Mexican Hamburger and Shells)

Looking for a comforting, hearty dish with a Mexican twist? Conchitas con Carne, or Mexican Hamburger and Shells, is a perfect choice. This flavorful meal combines savory ground beef with tender pasta shells, all simmered in a rich tomato sauce. It’s an easy-to-make, crowd-pleasing recipe that brings warmth and satisfaction to your table. Here’s how you can make it at home:


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 cup small pasta shells (conchitas)
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped (for garnish)
  • Shredded cheese (optional)


  1. Cook the Pasta: In a large pot, bring salted water to a boil. Add the pasta shells and cook according to the package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  2. Prepare the Beef: In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and garlic, sautéing until fragrant and translucent.
  3. Brown the Meat: Add the ground beef to the skillet, breaking it up with a spoon as it cooks. Season with cumin, chili powder, salt, and pepper. Continue to cook until the beef is browned and fully cooked.
  4. Add Tomatoes and Sauce: Stir in the diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, and beef broth. Bring the mixture to a simmer.
  5. Combine with Pasta: Add the cooked pasta shells to the skillet, mixing well to combine. Let the dish simmer for about 10-15 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld together.
  6. Serve: Once the sauce has thickened and the flavors have blended, remove from heat. Garnish with fresh cilantro and a sprinkle of shredded cheese, if desired.

Enjoy! Conchitas con Carne is best served hot, making it an excellent choice for a family dinner or a cozy night in. Pair it with a side of warm tortillas or a simple green salad for a complete meal. This delightful dish is sure to become a favorite in your household!

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