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Acorn Squash Stuffed with Ground Beef

06 October 2023

This delicious stuffed squash recipe is an original way to prepare a squash. It is prepared with a filling made from beef, rice and parmesan!

You will love this stuffed squash recipe because:

  • It is simple to make in just a few steps.
  • It constitutes a nourishing and balanced meal.
  • It can be a festive choice when entertaining guests or a simple casual weekday dinner.
  • This is a great opportunity to enjoy seasonal vegetables.

How do you know if a squash is ripe?

When the tail is dry and the color of the squash is dark green. She will also have orange spots.

Ingredients :

  • 1 small acorn squash
  • 1/2 pound of 100% Charlevoix natural ground beef *
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup cooked rice
  • 1/4 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup beef or vegetable broth
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • Grated cheese (optional, to garnish)

*The recipe is simply delicious with our natural ground beef from Charlevoix Cattle. However, we have other more economical, but just as tasty options in this ground beef recipe such as our lean grass-fed ground beef.

Instructions :

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).

  2. Cut the acorn squash in half lengthwise. Scoop out the seeds. Place squash halves on a baking sheet, cut side up.

  3. In a bowl, combine the ground beef, onion, garlic, cooked rice, breadcrumbs, Parmesan, thyme, salt and pepper. Mix until all ingredients are combined.

  4. Fill the squash halves with the beef meatball mixture. Press gently to push them into the squash.

  5. Pour the beef or vegetable broth into the bottom of the baking tray around the squash halves.

  6. Drizzle the squash halves with olive oil, then sprinkle with salt and pepper.

  7. Cover the baking tray with foil and bake in the preheated oven for about 45 minutes, or until the squash is tender and the beef meatballs are cooked through.

  8. Sprinkle grated cheese over the stuffed squash during the last few minutes of cooking, then return to the oven until the cheese is melted and golden.

  9. Serve hot and enjoy!

This recipe will give you a tasty and comforting dish for the fall and winter months. Enjoy your food !

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