Okay so we are seriously obsessed with this recipe. Official dinner staple.
Wondering how to prepare those winter squashes?
Why I love this Recipe:
First, any dish that’s loaded with veggies I feel great about eating, especially when you don’t even realize they are there! Second, it makes wonderful leftovers for a quick lunch the next day. Third, delicious. period.
Roasting squash if simple. Slice, Scoop, bake, and scoop again. Enjoy
Cut squash in half long-ways and scoop out seeds. Place cut side down in a baking pan and add a 1/2" of water to the bottom. Bake for about 1 hour or until the skin is soft and pushes-in easily. Center should scoop out easily.
While the squash is baking...
Chop all the vegetables according to directions.
Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
Add onion and cook for 2-3 minutes.
Add ground meat and cook for 2-3 minutes, breaking meat apart with spatula. Stir in minced garlic.
Add the chopped vegetables (carrots, peppers, Brussels sprouts/broccoli) and tomatoes; stir in herbs, salt, and pepper.
Cover and cook for 10-15 minutes until vegetables are tender.
Putting it all together
Remove squash from oven
Using a spoon, scoop out most of the cooked squash from the shell, leaving a thin lining of squash covering the inside.
Stir the cooked squash in the skillet with vegetables. Stir until the squash, vegetables, and meat are evenly combined.
Fill the empty squash shells with the meat and vegetable mixture.
Return the squash to the oven and broil on center rack for 3-4 minutes to brown top (optional).
There will be extra filling left over (not all will fit back into the squashes). Fill the squashes for dinner servings and reserve leftovers for another meal.
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