Maurnie is Sharing her favorites again this week. She emailed two recipes this week. She stated and I quote:
I lurve squash so much, it is once of my favorite things about fall/winter cooking. I have included two recipes for this week’s theme.
The last recipe(s) for the Roasted Fall Vegetables I thought you might enjoy – since you’re a busy mum in a busy household this one is terrific when you have the time to plan menus in advance. Can’t wait to see and try all the submissions this week!"
Stuffed Tex-Mex Yellow Squash
4 yellow squash (8oz each approx.)
salt and pepper
2 TBSP olive oil
1 red bell pepper, ribs and seeds removed and diced fine
2 scallions, thinly sliced
1 garlic clove
2 TBSP tomato paste
1 tsp chili powder (or to taste)
¼ tsp cumin
½ ground beef
1 cup frozen corn kernels, thawed
¼ cup plus 2 TBSP grated parmesan cheese
Preheat oven to 400 with rack set in top third. Half each squash lengthwise; slice a sliver from the rounded part so each half sits flat. Leaving a ¼ inch border, scoop out halves with a small spoon; finely chop flesh (so you can hide it for the non-squash lovers), and reserve. Place squash halves, skin side down, in a shallow baking dish. Season with salt and pepper, and set aside.
In large skillet, heat oil over med-high. Add reserved chopped squash, bell pepper, about ¾ of the chopped scallion, and garlic; season with salt and pepper. Cook stirring occasionally, until bell pepper begins to soften, 3 to 4 minutes. Add tomato paste, cumin and chili powder; cook, stirring, until fragrant, 1 minute. Remove mixture from pan. Add beef; cook until no longer pink, breaking up meant with a spoon, 2 to 3 minutes. Add mixture back to meat and warm through. Remove from heat. Stir in corn and ¼ cup parmesan; season with salt and pepper.
Dividing evenly, spoon mixture into squash halves. Sprinkle with remaining parmesan. Cover with aluminum foil, and bake until squash is tender, 30-35 minutes. Uncover and bake until top is browned, 7 to 10 minutes more. Garnish with remaining scallions.
YUMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM! I can't wait to give this recipe a try! I will post the next recipe in another post.