Beef Stew With Butternut Squash

READY IN: 55mins
Recipe by Ck2plz

A recipe out of Self Magazine

Top Review by kda949

Hubbie loved this! My mom, who stopped over for dinner, loved this! The kids ate it without complaining and I really liked it too. I will be making this again! I was out of couscous, and had made homemade bread anyway so I skipped it (I'm sure I could live with a few less carbs!), but next time I will try it with the couscous. I cooked it a lot longer then called for in the recipe, I tested the butternut squash after about 35 mins and it was not soft enough plus I was using stew meat which only gets better the longer it cooks. I'm not sure how much longer I went, but I cooked it until the butternut squash was cooked. I purchased precut squash (Costco) so it all the same size and cooked at the same rate. PS- this makes more then 4 servings in our household! 5 people ate it the first night and 3 had leftovers the second night!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in a 4-qt saucepan over medium-high heat. Add beef and cook until browned on all sides, about 5 minutes. Transfer meat to a plate, leaving juices in saucepan.
  2. Add onion; cook, stirring, until translucent, about 6 minutes.
  3. Add garlic and ginger; cook, stirring, 1 minute more.
  4. Return beef to pot; stir in squash, tomatoes, sauce, broth, cumin, cinnamon and pepper flakes. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to low. Cover; simmer until beef is tender, 30 to 35 minutes.
  5. Divide couscous and stew among 4 bowls. Sprinkle with almonds and parsley.

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