A few days ago I wrote about how my mom came to visit and brought cookie dough mix in tow. She also brought me several butternut squash (squashes?) from a relative's garden. We aren't the biggest fan of squash in this house. Although I gotta say that I turned everyone around with zucchini from the garden. However, as a general rule, squash is not food for happy fun time at the dinner table.
I hemmed and hawed so much that one of the squash started crying. I'm going to guess it was crying cause it was oozing this weird yellow stuff from it's eye, bellybutton, place where it was attached to the stalk.
So I stepped up the pace and decided on Butternut Squash Sloppy Joes from A Sunshiny Day.
Surprise surprise...They were delicious!
I guess my mom should give me stuff she doesn't want more often.
I really hope she starts not wanting boxes of $100 bills!
Butternut Squash Sloppy Joes adapted from A Sunshiny Day
1lb gr beef
1 T olive oil
2 med onion (diced)
1 c butternut squash (peeled & finely diced)
1 med red pepper (diced)
14.5oz fire roasted diced tomatoes (I used tomatoes from the garden that were pureed)
1/2 t garlic powder
1/2 t salt
1/4 t crushed red pepper flakes
1 t cinnamon
2 t oregano
2 t sugar
1 t worcestershire sauce
In lg pan heat oil over med-high heat. Add onions, peppers and squash. Cook 8-10 min stir occasionally. Mix all spices in sm bowl and set aside. Add gr beef to onion mix and cook 5-10 min til meat cooked through. add spice mix. stir to coat meat. Add tomatoes and worcestershire and cook 5 min til reduced. Serve on a roll.