NUEVO CHIPOTLE BEEF IN BUTTERNUT SQUASH BOATS

Nuevo Chipotle Beef in Butternut Squash Boats --
 
  • Total Recipe Time: 2 to 2-3/4 hours
  • Makes 4 servings

INGREDIENTS

  1. 1-1/2 pounds beef Stew Meat
  2. 1/3 cup water
  3. 1/4 cup tomato paste
  4. 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  5. 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  6. 2 teaspoons ground chipotle chile pepper
  7. 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  8. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  9. 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  10. 1 medium butternut squash (about 3 pounds)
  11. 1-1/2 cups water
  12. 1 medium tomato, chopped
  13. 1 small ripe avocado, cut into cubes (optional)
  14. 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

INSTRUCTIONS FOR NUEVO CHIPOTLE BEEF IN BUTTERNUT SQUASH BOATS

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Place beef, water, tomato paste, sugar, vinegar, chipotle pepper, cumin, salt and black pepper in stockpot. Cover and bake in 325°F oven 1-3/4 to 2-1/4 hours or until beef is fork-tender.
  2. Meanwhile cut squash lengthwise into quarters; remove seeds. Place squash cut side down in 13 x 9-inch glass baking dish, overlapping if necessary. Add water. Bake in 325°F oven 1 to 1-1/4 hours or until fork-tender.
  3. Place each baked squash quarter onto serving plate. Fill with equal amounts of beef mixture. Top with tomato and avocado, if desired. Sprinkle with cilantro.
  • Test Kitchen Tips
  • Chipotle beef mixture may also be cooked on the stovetop. Bring beef mixture to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 1-3/4 to 2-1/4 hours or until beef is fork-tender.
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