I also tweaked this a bit, removing the salt and the yogurt, since my husband doesn't tolerate dairy well. I also used ground buffalo, which gives it a slightly different flavor from ground beef (especially low quality beef), but not enough to really be that different. We loved it! The chili (we live in CO so the bulk ground chilis we use tend to be hotter than store-bought) made it hot enough for my New Mexican-born husband to appreciate but still kept it mild enough for my mid-western tastes, and the sweet mix with the squash was perfect. Make sure you get squash and filling in each bite, though, because the individual components are profoundly simple on their own. It was the mix of texture and taste that really made this a home run. The only problem is that it does need a side to balance out the softness and warmth. A crunchy, tangy side salad will definitely also be on the menu when I make this again for my in-laws next week.
Stuffed Delicata Squash
From EatingWell: January/February 2014
In this Tex-Mex-seasoned stuffed delicata squash recipe we swap out half of the ground beef you’d normally use for bulgur to reduce saturated fat without skimping on the amount of stuffing. Serve with a mixed green salad with cilantro vinaigrette.
4 Reviews for Stuffed Delicata Squash
Overall, the dish was ok. However, the filling was bland even w/ 2TBL of chili powder. Next time might include jalapeño for spice. Actually, will probably come up with a different filling if I make again!
I made this subbing ground turkey for ground beef just as a taste preference. I also topped with a little bit of a Mexican cheese blend . I love how fast and simple this recipe is and one squash is 2 meals for just myself. I will use this as a base and tweak it depending on my tastes as well!
I'll start by saying I found this recipe on the 1500 calorie meal plan so my major concern was making sure the calorie count remained the same even though I had to substitute a couple of things.
1. I couldn't find the delicata squash so used butternut making sure the calorie count was equal.
2. I am on my own so only made one serving.
3. I forgot to buy the bulgar so substituted equal calories in brown rice.
4. I used toasted pumpkin seeds.
Normally I want to make the recipe I'm trying exactly as it is written. Then I change it as necessary the next time. But for reasons already stated that didn't happen. I thought this was a great idea for a recipe and but for the messy kitchen afterwards I have no complaints.