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Butternut Squash Beef Stew

Butternut Squash Beef Stew is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 10.
Prep Time
30
min.
Total Time
2
hr.
Servings

6 servings, 1-2/3 cups each

Browned cubes of beef, crispy chopped bacon and tender chunks of butternut squash give this hearty and easy-to-make stew its meaty, creamy appeal.

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  • Cook and stir bacon in large saucepan on medium heat until crisp. Remove from pan with slotted spoon; drain on paper towels.
  • Heat dressing in same pan. Sprinkle meat with flour; add to pan. Cook until evenly browned, stirring occasionally. Add broth and tomatoes; bring to boil, stirring occasionally. Cover; simmer on low heat 1 hour. Add squash; cook 20 min. Add broccoli; cook 10 min. or until meat and squash are tender.
  • Stir in bacon just before serving.

Special Extra

For a touch of heat, add 1/2 tsp. each crushed red pepper and ground black pepper to saucepan with the squash.

Food Facts

Butternut squash is a large cylindrical winter squash that looks pear-shaped. It has a smooth shell and ranges in color from yellow to golden orange.

Selecting and Preparing Butternut Squash

Butternut squash has a smooth beige skin with slightly bulbous base. Typically weighing between 2 and 3 lb., this winter squash has an orange-yellow flesh with a sweet, slightly nutty flavor. To prepare, simply cut off both ends of the squash and peel before cutting squash lengthwise in half. Scoop out and discard the seeds and stringy fibers, then cut squash into cubes or slices as desired. If desired, squash can be cut up in advance. Store in tightly covered container in refrigerator up to 24 hours before using as desired.

Servings

  • 6 servings, 1-2/3 cups each

Healthy Living

  • Low calorie
  • Good source of vitamin A or C
  • Generally Nutritious

Diet Exchange

  • 1/2 Starch
  • 1 Vegetable
  • 3 Meat (L)
  • 1/2 Fat

Nutrition Bonus

Warm up with a serving of this low-calorie stew. As a bonus, not only is it rich in vitamin A from the squash, but the combination of vegetables provides vitamin C.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 6 servings, 1-2/3 cups each
AMOUNT PER SERVING
Calories 250
Total fat 11g
Saturated fat 3.5g
Cholesterol 55mg
Sodium 510mg
Carbohydrate 16g
Dietary fiber 3g
Sugars 6g
Protein 22g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 170 %DV
Vitamin C 40 %DV
Calcium 6 %DV
Iron 15 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

Ratings & Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from I made this recipe tonight for supper. I made this recipe tonight for supper. It was great, my husband loved it. The beef was very tender. The squash was perfect, and the Italian dressing gave it the perfect tang. I added a little salt, and swapped out the broccoli for corn. Served it over rice with the crisp bacon on top. Very Tasty! Anyone who loves squash and beef together, this is the perfect choice!
Date published: 2009-10-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from very good! very good! I added fresh thyme and used reg beef broth. wasnt too salty. added 1/4 cup water. also, my picky eater doesnt like broccoli so I replaced with carrots. and the dash of caynenne pepper was subtle yet gave a kick where needed.
Date published: 2011-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple to prepare and turned out wonderful. Simple to prepare and turned out wonderful. Beef was very tender and tasty and the butternut squash is a great addition. I just wish there was an easier way to peel the squash - lol!
Date published: 2010-12-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I had never cooked with a butternut squash before and I was pleasantly surprised by this recipe. I had never cooked with a butternut squash before and I was pleasantly surprised by this recipe. It added a nutty flavor and added to the flavor of the other ingredients.
Date published: 2009-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Delicious! Delicious!! Didn't change a thing this time, and love it the way it is. BTW, you can buy the butternut squash already cubed at Trader Joe's, pretty much year round. YUMMY!
Date published: 2012-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good. Very good. Added diced chilies and corn gave it a southwestern flavor. Served it with cornbread and a green salad. Even better the next day for lunch.
Date published: 2011-09-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from What seems like an odd combination actually works quite well together mad makes for a hearty meal. What seems like an odd combination actually works quite well together mad makes for a hearty meal.
Date published: 2012-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The stew was very good, harty, with the squash giving a hint of sweetness. The stew was very good, harty, with the squash giving a hint of sweetness.
Date published: 2011-01-11
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