Flavorful, caramelized bits of spicy ground beef and a sweet, starchy veggie. Really, what more do you need?
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You may find that a bowl of ground beef and browned onion with butternut squash is fitting for any meal of the day. Spiked with sage, jalapeño, cumin, and nutmeg – it will shoo away the early autumn chill and probably be on repeat forevermore.
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Spicy Ground Beef and Butternut Squash
- 1 onion
- 4 cloves garlic
- 1 handful fresh sage
- 1 jalapeño pepper
- 1 lb butternut squash
- 2 tbsp. olive oil
- 1 tsp. sea salt
- 1 tsp. paprika
- 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
- 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
- 1 pinch ground nutmeg
- 1 lb ground beef
- Dice onion. Mince garlic and sage. Deseed and mince jalapeno pepper. Peel, deseed, and dice squash into small cubes.
- Heat oil in a saute pan over medium heat.
- Add onion and jalapeno pepper and cook for 6-7 minutes, or until the onions begin to brown.
- Add garlic, spices, and ground beef and mix well.
- Once the beef begins to brown, add butternut squash and mix well.
- Reduce heat to medium-low and cover with a lid for 10 minutes, or until the butternut squash is cooked through.
- Remove the lid, add fresh sage, and mix well.