Ever seen those beautiful, but mysterious winter squashes in your produce basket or a store and wondered how you cook them? No worries; we’ve got the perfect recipe for you.
- 1 large acorn squash
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 onion
- 1 apple
- 6 slices bacon
- 1 tbsp. fresh rosemary, chopped
- 2 tsp. dried thyme
- 2 tsp. fennel seeds
- 1 tsp. ground sage
- 1 tsp. black pepper
- ½ tsp. cinnamon
- ½ tsp. sea salt
- ¼ tsp. nutmeg
- Preheat oven to 375ºF (185ºC).
- Cut the squash in half and spoon out the seeds. Place on the baking sheet line with foil and roast until it the flesh pokes tender with a fork. 45 minutes should do the trick. Cool the squash on the stove top while you finish prepping the rest of the ingredients.
- Dice the apple, onion, and bacon.
- Sautee these diced pieces until they start to brown slightly, then put them in a mixing bowl.
- Now brown your ground beef, then put it into the mixing bowl too. Add all the seasonings and stir well.
- Once the squash cools, spoon out small pieces of squash and add it to the ground beef mixture.
- Fill the squash with the ground beef mixture.
- Put the squash back in the oven and bake it an additional 15 mins at 375 degrees until hot.
Recipe by Stupid Easy Paleo at http://stupideasypaleo.com/2015/10/17/stuffed-acorn-squash/