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Beef and Butternut Squash Recipe

Looking for an easy Beef and Butternut Squash recipe? Learn how to make Beef and Butternut Squash using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by ellenmoriah

Makes 4 servings



At only 256 calories/serving (not including the optional ingredients) ... this dish was the Grand Prize winner in the 2007 National Beef Cook-Off®.

Recipe Ingredients for Beef and Butternut Squash

1 lbs. beef, stew, lean
1/3 c. water
1/4 c. tomato paste
2 tbsp. brown sugar
2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
2 tsp. pepper, ground chipotle
1 tsp. ground cumin
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1 squash, butternut, seeds removed and cut into quarters.
1 c. water

Recipe Directions for Beef and Butternut Squash

  1. Pre-heat oven to 325°

  2. Place beef, 1/3 c. water, tomato paste, sugar, vinegar, and seasonings in a stock pot. Cover and bake for 1-3/4 to 2-1/4 hour (until fork tender).

  3. Meanwhile, place squash pieces cut-side-down in a 9x13 glass baking dish. Cover with 1-1/2 c. water and bake at 325° for 1-1/4 hour.

  4. To serve, place each piece of squash in a serving plate. Fill each with equal amounts of beef mixture.

  5. Optional: top with freshly cut tomato, cilantro, and avocado.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 272.4g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
256
Calories from Fat
66
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
7.3g
11%
Saturated Fat
2.7g
14%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
101mg
34%
Sodium
391mg
16%
Potassium
800mg
23%
Total Carbohydrates
10.6g
4%
Dietary Fiber
1.6g
6%
Sugars
7.3g
Protein
35.9g
Vitamin A 7% Vitamin C 20%
Calcium 4% Iron 29%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A-
  Good points
  • High in iron
  • High in niacin
  • High in phosphorus
  • Very high in selenium
  • High in vitamin B6
  • Very high in vitamin B12
  • High in zinc
  •   Bad points
  • High in cholesterol
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