Bacon Beef Butternut Squash

yield:
servings:4
prep time:15 min
cook time:50 min
ready in:1 hr 5 min
Ingredients
  • 1 Butternut Squash ~ 2 Lbs
  • 4 Slices of bacon
  • 1 Lb Grass Fed ground beef
  • 3 Small onions sliced, 1 Reserved
  • 1 Stalk of celery diced
  • 3 Tbsp Cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
Directions
  • Preheat oven to 350 Degrees F.
  • Cut squash in half and scrape out the seeds.
  • Place face down in a pyrex dish with 1/2 of hot water and cook for 30 Minutes.
  • While its in the oven, cook the bacon in a pan until crispy, set aside and leave the bacon fat in the pan.
  • Add 2 of the sliced onions and celery to the pan and then add the beef.
  • Season with Salt and Pepper to taste and your cinnamon.
  • Continue stirring until the beef is finished, remove from heat and place in a bowl.
  • Remove the squash from the oven, when you can handle it scrape out some of the guts, leaving ~1/4 inch of squash, add squash to bowl with meat.
  • Crumble your bacon and add that to the bowl as well.
  • Mix well and then stuff your squashes with the beef mixture and place back in the 350 Degree oven for 20 minutes.
  • While your squash are baking, add your reserved onion to your sauté pan and cook them over low heat with your balsamic to caramelize them.
  • Remove squash from oven, top with caramelized onions and Enjoy.

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