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Baked Acorn Squash stuffed with Bean Salsa

Posted Aug 26 2008 4:40pm


After reading
Gluten-free goddess' blog about acorn squash I got inspired to finally cook the acorn squash that was starting to gather dust on my counter. Her recipe looked awesome, but somewhat complicated, and as usual I didn't have a lot of time with two little ones running around my legs.

I sometimes make bean salsas to go over my baked sweet potatoes, so I thought why not over an acorn squash? Also this seemed like a good paring since beans go well with with brown sugar, and brown sugar is a natural with acorn squash. I made this last night and brought it to work to eat for lunch. As I was heating it up I was getting eager to see if it would be a success or a failure. Well I'm eating it now (on my lunch hour) and I'm pleased to announce that it's as good as I hoped! I just wish I had taken a picture of it before I ate it because it was so colorful, but I really didn't know it would turn out so good!





Baked Acorn Squash stuffed with Bean Salsa

Serves 2



Ingredients:

1 Acorn Squash

Butter



1 Jalapeno pepper- de -seeded and chopped fine

1/2 sweet onion - chopped fine

1 tomato - chopped small

1- 1/2 cups cooked pinto beans (or one can of beans - rinsed and drained)

1-1/2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar

1 Tbsp brown sugar

Salt and pepper to taste

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Directions:

Preheat oven to 350º

Cut the Squash in half in so that the top and bottom are on separate half's.

Scoop out and discard the seeds using a spoon.

Place the squash open side down, on a baking dish in 1/2 inch of water.

Bake uncovered for 35 minutes.

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Mix the jalapeno pepper, onion, tomato, beans, cider vinegar, brown sugar, salt and pepper in a bowl, set aside.

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After the squash is cooked drain the liquid,

Turn the squash open side up and put a few pats of butter (or to taste) on each piece.

Scoop the salsa over the squash, return to the oven for 15 minutes and serve.
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