Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Stuffed Acorn Squash

I am experimenting much more with cooking than I ever have before.  Especially since I have all the cool cooking gadgets that we received for wedding gifts.  I am getting much more comfortable using spices and such.  This weekend I bought an acorn squash to experiment with and it turned out great!  This is one of my new favorites for sure!  We had ground beef already in the fridge but I would love to try it sometime with ground turkey. And like I said, I am still experimenting with spices so I stayed a little reserved by adding a pinch of a bunch of different spices...maybe it would be even more delicious if I used more?!?!

Stuffed Acorn Squash:

1 acorn squash halved lengthwise & seeded
salt and pepper
1/2 lb. lean ground beef (or ground turkey)
1 onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
shredded cheddar cheese
pinch of celery salt
pinch of sage
pinch of rosemary
3 pinches of chili powder
pinch of cumin
2 cups of cous cous (we used Near East chicken and herb cous cous)
1. Heat oven to 350 degrees
2. Sprinkle squash with salt and pepper and place in a baking dish flesh side down and wrap with dish with plastic wrap
3. Microwave squash 10-15 minutes
4. Start cooking for cous cous as directed on package
5. While squash is in microwave, cook the beef on medium high adding in the onions and garlic and add the celery salt, sage, rosemary, chili powder, and cumin.
6. Mix cheese to the meat mixture and with some cous cous stuff the sqaush
7. Bake for 15-20 minutes



  1. I love couscous, and I've hear Near East is the best brand out there. I also love Squash ..but Josh hates it :(

  2. yeah, it has kind of a sweet taste compared to the cous cous and ground beef. But, I thought it was a good balance of salty and a bit of sweet!

  3. Here are two blog I ran across recently that I thought you would love:

  4. Taylor made this meal for me the other night and it was AWESOME!! Woohoo!! Yeah for a new recipe. Yum!



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