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Stuffed Acorn Squash – Pacific Coast Farmers' Market Association

Stuffed Acorn Squash

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2 small acorn squash (cut in half, seeded)
4 teaspoons brown sugar (firmly packed)
3/4 pound ground beef (lean)
1 medium apple (cored, chopped)
3/4 teaspoon onion salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon curry powder


Place squash halves into ungreased 9-inch square microwave-safe baking dish, cut-side up. Place 1 teaspoon brown sugar into each squash half. Cover with plastic food wrap. Microwave on HIGH, turning once, until crisply tender (5 to 8 minutes).

Meanwhile, place ground beef in 10-inch skillet. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until browned (3 to 4 minutes). Add all remaining ingredients.

Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until apple is softened (2 to 3 minutes). Drain off fat.

Uncover squash; spoon about 1 cup ground beef mixture into each squash half. Cover; microwave on HIGH, turning once, until squash is tender (7 to 8 minutes).



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