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Baked Acorn Squash with Meat Filling

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Ingredients
  Acorn squash 1
  Butter/Margarine 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), split
  Onions 2 Medium, chopped
  Ground chuck 1 Pound
  Whole tomatoes 1 Can (10 oz), drained
  Cooked white rice 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Dried oregano leaves 1 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Grated sharp cheddar cheese 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Preheat the oven to 375F.
2) Rinse the squash clean. Slice them into long halves. Using a spoon, deseed the squash and remove the fibrous string.

MAKING
3) Arrange the squash, with their skin side up, in a shallow, baking dish.
4) Pour hot water to cover 1/2 inch of the dish.
5) Bake the squash for 30 minutes.
6) In a large skillet, melt butter. Add in the garlic and saute till they change colour. Remove the garlic with a slotted spoon and discard them.
7) Into the same butter, add in the chopped onions. Saute till they become a light golden colour.
8) Next, add in the ground chuck. Using a fork, break apart the chuck while mixing it around the same time.
9) Continue to cook the meat for about 8 minutes till the meat changes colour.
10) Stir in the drained, whole tomatoes, cooked rice, oregano and salt.
11) Overturn the squash halves in the baking dish. Spoon about a cup of the chuck mixture into the cavity of each squash half.
12) Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of grated cheese over each squash.
13) Return the dish to the oven and bake for 20 more minutes.
14) Broil the squash halves for a few minutes till the cheese starts to bubble and turn brown.

SERVING
15) Serve the Baked Acorn Squash With Meat Filling garnished with chopped parsley.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Baked
Interest: 
Holiday, Gourmet
Ingredient: 
Squash
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
90 Minutes
Ready In: 
100 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 497 Calories from Fat 262

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 30 g45.9%

Saturated Fat 15 g75.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 95.2 mg31.7%

Sodium 638 mg26.6%

Total Carbohydrates 39 g13%

Dietary Fiber 4.2 g17%

Sugars 4.2 g

Protein 20 g40%

Vitamin A 27.8% Vitamin C 42.7%

Calcium 18.4% Iron 17.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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Baked Acorn Squash With Meat Filling Recipe