It is that season… Squash season!
This is a recipe I tried back when I was in high school. I couldn’t find the original recipe so I made it up to the best I could remember.
And this is what I came up with.
3-4 medium squash*
1 green pepper
1 red pepper
1 tomato (medium size)
2 C. cheese
1/4 of an onion
1 garlic clove
1 lb. hamburger (grass fed is best)
1 tsp. basil
1/2 tsp. oregano
1 tsp. garlic powder
Dash of crushed red pepper, and coriander
sea salt and pepper to taste (Where to buy sea salt)
*Any squash will do. Zucchini goes really well with this.
-I know in the pictures it only shows two squash. I had left overs in the mixture but, I didn’t want to make a whole lot for just two people.-
Large Cooking Pot Frying Pan
Cutting Board Baking Pan
Cheese Grater Measuring Cups/Spoons
1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2 Place the squash into the pot and fill it with water until it covers the squash. When it begins to boil set timer for 7-10 minutes to allow the squash to soften.
3 While that is taking place, chop up the vegetables and grate the cheese.
|I used fresh Basil and Oregano from my herb garden. LOVE it.|
4 Then start browning the hamburger.
5 The squash should be done by now and it can be set aside to cool off so you won’t burn your hands off trying to touch it later on.
6 When the hamburger is almost done cooking, add the green pepper, red pepper, onion, garlic, and seasonings. Cook until just tender. (salt and pepper to taste)
|If you want to get crazy and add other seasonings, go for it.|
7 When the hamburger/veggie mixture is done cooking set aside to allow some cool time. You can add the tomato and cheese at this time.
8 Now back to the squash. Cut about an inch off the bottom.
|You could save the seeds and feed them to your chickens or blend it up and use it as baby food.|
10 Stuff the mixture into the squash
11 Place the stuffed squash into a greased baking pan and bake for 10-12 minutes or until the cheese is melted
We have certainly been enjoying all the fresh produce and I hope this helps you make a yummy use of it too. (a special thanks to my sweet husband for his patience in a delayed dinner and helping with everything)