Ground Beef & Apple Filled Acorn Squash Halves

Recipe by Jellyqueen
READY IN: 1hr 15mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Heat the oven to 400°F.
  • Cut each of the squash in half and remove the seeds and fibers.
  • Place the squash, cut sides down, in an ungreased baking pan.
  • Then add water to the depth of 1/4-inch and bake, uncovered, until the squash is tender, about 30 to 40 minutes.
  • While the squash is baking, cook and stir the meat in a large skillet until it is brown.
  • Drain off the excess fat.
  • Remove the skillet from the heat and stir in the 1 1/2 ts of salt as well as the cinnamon, the coarsely chopped tart apples and the raisins.
  • When the squash is cooked, turn them so that the cut side is up and remove them to a platter.
  • Drain off any remaining liquid in the pan and dry.
  • Scoop out the pulp from the acorn squash, making a shell that is 1/4-inch thick all the way around.
  • Season the shells with salt to taste.
  • Mash the pulp and mix in the meat mixture.
  • Return to the shells, piling them full and sprinkle with 1 tb of brown sugar on each.
  • Drizzle with the melted butter.
  • Bake uncovered until the apple is tender, about 20 to 30 minutes.
  • Serve hot.
  • NOTE: You can substitute a combination of 1/2 lb lean ground beef and 1/2 lb of bulk pork sausage for the 1 lb of lean ground beef.
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