Thursday, November 10, 2011

Stuffed Acorn Squash

The perfect fall meal!

I purchased an Acorn squash not knowing what to do with it and after a bit of research on how to cook it I came up with my own recipe. I know my husband enjoyed it and so did my upstairs neighbors!

1 Acorn squash
half a pound of ground beef (you can use any kind of meat)
2 garlic cloves
olive oil
1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper flakes
1/4 teaspoon of green onion flakes
1 small onion
1 can of red kidney beans, rinced
1 small can of tomato paste
1 cup of cooked white rice
half a cup of red wine
a cup of shredded cheese
salt and pepper

I started with asking my husband to cut the squash since my arms didn't have the strength to do it... After emptying it I poured olive oil on it generously and sprinkle cinnamon on it. I place both half on a cooking sheet and baked it at 350 for about an hour.

It tasted great just like that but I had a plan!

In a pot, I put Olive Oil, about one tablespoon, the garlic and onion until it was tender. I added the meat and once it was brown I then added the beans, rice, tomato paste, onion and cayenne pepper flakes and stir till blended. I poured the wine and stir until it reduced.

I emptied the acorn squash and mixed my cut pieces in the meat mix. I stuffed my squash halves with the mix and added cheese on the top. I put it back in the oven at 350 for another 20 minutes... or until the cheese melted.

Of course I had too much stuffing for the squash, but that is why my neighbors are so greatful ;)


  1. Sounds yummy! For the vegetarians out there, substitute crumbled veggie burgers or veggie sausage, or even lentils or black beans for the beef!

  2. This was absolutely scrumptious! My boyfriend and I simply LOVED it!