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Conchitas With Ground Beef Recipe

Conchitas with Ground Beef Recipe

Conchitas with ground beef is a traditional Mexican dish combining corn and ground beef flavors in one delicious meal. It’s easy to make and can be prepared with only a few ingredients, making it an ideal weeknight dish. 
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Author: Dr. Leah Alexander
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 38 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 180kcal



  • 4 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 pound Ground Beef
  • 3 cups medium conchas shells Uncooked
  • 3 cloves minced garlic cloves
  • 6  Roma Tomatoes Quartered
  • 3/4 cup White Onion Chopped
  • 1/2 cup  low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup of premium tomato sauce
  • 3/4 teaspoon of ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon of dried oregano
  • 3/4 cup Frozen carrots
  • 3 dried bay leaves
  • Salt And Pepper to taste


  • Begin by preheating a large pot over medium heat and adding the olive oil.
  • Brown the ground beef in the heated pot, occasionally stirring until it is cooked through and no longer pink. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Add the conchas shells, garlic, tomatoes, chicken broth, tomato sauce and cumin. Stir to combine.
  • Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add in the oregano, carrots, zucchini and bay leaves. Simmer for an additional 15 minutes or until conchitas shells are tender.
  • Lastly, add the white onion and simmer for 5 minutes or until softened.
  • Serve over cooked white rice.


• If you cannot access conchitas shells, you can substitute with another small-shaped pasta such as ditalini or acini di pepe.
• Be sure to adjust the seasonings to taste.
• If you’d like some heat, add some red pepper flakes or diced jalapenos.
• Feel free to add more vegetables, such as bell peppers or corn.
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