Taco Stuffed Shells

Ingredients:
1.5 pounds ground beef
1 box jumbo pasta shells
1 cup water
1 packet taco seasoning (or equivalent if using your own seasoning mix)
4 ounces softened cream cheese
1/2 cup sliced black olives
1/2 cup salsa
2 cups + more for topping fiesta blend shredded cheese
paprika for color

Preparation Instructions:
Prepare jumbo pasta shells according to package directions.  Drain and allow to cool.  Brown ground beef in a heavy skillet.  Drain the fat.  Return the cooked ground beef back to the skillet and add taco seasoning and water.  Stir and let simmer for about 20 minutes, or until the mixture thickens up.  While the beef is simmering, mix cream cheese, black olives, and salsa together.  Add the seasoned beef to the bowl and stir to combine.  Add fiesta blend cheese and mix again.  Fill each shell individually with the mixture. 

Continue for freezer:  place shells on a wax paper lined baking sheet.  Once sheet is full or you are out of ingredients, place baking sheet in the freezer and flash freeze for at least one hour. Follow below instructions except bake at 350°F for 30 minutes.
Continue for immediate consumption:  Preheat oven to 350°F.  Arrange the stuffed shells on a baking sheet. Top with more fiesta blend cheese and sprinkle with paprika for color.  Bake for 20-30 minutes, or until cheese is melted.  Top with additional garnishments, if desired.

Additional garnishments, if desired:  Chopped green onions, crushed tortilla chips, taco sauce, salsa