Step 5: Once sausage is browned drain any juice.
Step 6: Pour saugage and pepper mix into a mixing bowl. I was introduced to these using ranch, but I have also had a great outcome with french. Mix in 1 cup of ranch or french dressing. OR if you like both like me simply split the mixture between 2 bowls and use a half cup of each. Then stir in 1 cup of shredded cheese, or 1/2 cup in each if you're doing two dressings.
Step 7: Spoon about 1 TBS of the meat mixture into each shell. Sprinkle remaining shredded cheese ontop.
Step 8: Place back in oven for about 2 minutes, until tips are begining to brown and cheese is all melted. Stay right by the oven, these bake fast!
Now you can enjoy!
These can really be switched up a lot! Having and early get together? Add some eggs to make into a breakfast appetizer!
Another great thing about these is you can preare the precooked shells and meat then pop them in the oven as guests are arriving for a warm appetizer. And if you really are in a time crunch the meat mixture can be made the night before and refrigerated and the shells can be cooked and placed in a container. You will only have to fill and place in the oven for a quick heat up.
Let me know what yo think :)