"I grew up with this recipe. My grandmother would sometimes cook hers without the ground meat and would add a handful of fettucini to the pot."
lean ground beef
red onion, sliced
celery ribs, chopped
1 1/2 cups
garlic cloves, crushed and chopped
cucuzza, peeled and cubed
1 (28 ounce) cans
fresh bay leaf
salt & fresh ground pepper
Brown the ground beef in a skillet, drain and set aside.
In a large dutch oven, add the olive oil and sauté the onion, celery, carrot, and garlic for about 4-5 minutes, or until the onions are translucent.
Add the ground beef to the pot along with the can of whole tomatoes, add the cucuzza, and the rest of the ingredients. Bring to a boil and simmer, uncovered for around 45 minutes or until the squash is cooked.