Monday, February 7, 2011


This is one of those really quick and easy things that you can make ahead and just reheat in the microwave for a few minutes when you are ready to eat them.  Great post workout too (especially if you use ground turkey!).

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Brown some ground beef (amount depends on how many you are making and the size of your acorn squash), with some finely chopped onion,sea salt and pepper until done. While the meat is browning cut the top off of your acorn squash, and scoop out the seeds and "guts", sometimes it is necessary to cut the bottom a little so it will sit flat in the pan.  Just be careful not to cut off to much of the bottom or you will make a hole in it and your contents will leak out.  When your ground beef is done spoon it into each acorn squash filling to the top.  Then pour in about 1/2 inch of water and  lay a peice of foil over the top loosely, not wrapped around, just resting on the top.  And bake for 1 hour or until done, I had so many in my pan it took longer, about 1 1/2 hours instead.  Make sure you cook it long enough that it is good and soft and browned on the peel.  It will give it a better tasting, full, roasted flavor. I have tried using other spices but I always come back to good old salt and pepper, sometimes a bit of chipotle seasoning.  Nice to have around for a quick breakfast, lunch, dinner or post WOD nutrition.  Use grass fed ground beef or ground turkey.  

Just reheated one of these for a quick dinner, and poured some El Pato on it, yummy!  Give it a try if you like spicy.

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