Stuff this..(Paleo Stuffed Acorn Squash)

Paleo Acorn Squash, yet another delicious and filling meal that’s perfect for colder weather (really, any weather). This is a meal that Stuffed-Acorn-Squash-Photo3almost everyone will love. Quite honestly,  I had never eaten an Acorn Squash until I embraced eating Paleo, now I don’t think there is a better tasting squash out there. Acorn squash is typically green. New varieties are white (Table Queen) or a pumpkin color (Golden Acorn). All varieties have a firm yellow-orange flesh. How to select: Choose a squash with a smooth, dry rind with no cracks or soft spots. The squash should have a dull rind. A shiny rind means it was picked too early and will not have full sweetness. Select a squash with as much green on the rind as possible. Too much orange means the squash is over ripe and it will be dry and stringy.  

 

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Stuff this...Paleo Stuffed Acorn Squash
Serves 2
Destined to become one of your favorite "go to" meals.
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Ingredients
  1. 1/2 lb Beef
  2. 1 Acorn squash (halved
  3. 1 tbsp garlic (minced)
  4. 1/2 Onion (small, diced)
  5. 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  6. 1 tsp Salt
  7. 1 tsp Fresh cracked pepper
  8. 1 tsp Coconut oil
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Place squash halves face down on baking sheet, and bake for 60 minutes or until tender.
  3. While squash is baking, warm coconut oil (or other cooking fat) in skillet. Add garlic and onion, and heat until fragrant.
  4. Add beef to skillet, and brown.
  5. Remove squash from oven, and allow to cool. Once cool, remove seeds, and discard.
  6. Using a spoon, remove squash flesh, and add it to the skillet with the beef. Combine well.
  7. Once the squash and beef mixture are fully combined and warmed through, use spoon to add mixture back into the squash shells.
  8. Garnish with fresh chopped parsley.
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