Beef Picadillo-Stuffed Acorn Squash

A nutrient-rich alternative to the brown-sugar-and-butter treatment for squash. Top it instead with a spicy-sweet blend of Ground Beef, onion, cinnamon and raisins.

  • 30
    min
  • 4
    SERVINGS
  • 287
    Cal
  • 28 g
    Protein

Ingredients & Cooking

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound Ground Beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Mexican Seasoning Mix (see Cook's Notes)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • 1 acorn squash, quartered, cooked
  • 1 tablespoon slivered almonds (optional)

Cooking:

  1. Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add Ground Beef and onion; cook 8 to 10 minutes, breaking beef into 3/4-inch crumbles and stirring occasionally. Remove from skillet with slotted spoon; pour off drippings. Return beef mixture to skillet.

    Cook's Tip: Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed Ground Beef. Ground Beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160°F. Color is not a reliable indicator of Ground Beef doneness.
  2. Sprinkle seasoning mix and cinnamon over beef; mix well. Stir in tomato sauce and raisins; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve over squash. Garnish with almonds, if desired.

Nutrition Information

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