An easy and healthy fall meal, this Kale & Beef Stuffed Butternut Squash with Cinnamon Tahini Sauce is packed with protein, carbs, and healthy fats and is paleo, gluten free, and Whole30 approved! - Eat the Gains
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Kale & Beef Stuffed Butternut Squash with Cinnamon Tahini Sauce

An easy and healthy fall meal, this Kale & Beef Stuffed Butternut Squash with Cinnamon Tahini Sauce is packed with protein, carbs, and healthy fats and is paleo, gluten free, and Whole30 approved!
Course Main Course
Keyword Stuffed Butternut Squash
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 -6
Calories 620kcal
Author Kelly

Ingredients

Stuffed Squash

  • 2 small butternut squashes, cut in half and deseeded (1200-1300 grams each, raw)
  • 1 pound 85% lean ground beef
  • 4 cups packed kale, chopped (140 grams)
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion (50 grams)
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • avocado oil, for greasing

Cinnamon Tahini Sauce

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Line 1-2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Drizzle some avocado oil, salt, and pepper on flesh of butternut squash. Place cut side down and roast for 40-45 minutes until soft.
  • Make the sauce. Combine all sauce ingredients in a small mixing bowl and whisk together. Add more water if needed. Set aside.
  • When there is 10 minutes left on the squash, make the beef. Heat a large well seasoned cast-iron skillet over medium heat. Once hot (about 1-2 minutes), add onions. SautĂ© for 2-3 minutes until soft. Add ground beef and break it up with the back of a large spoon. Cook for about 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add kale and cook for another 2-3 minutes until wilted and beef is cooked through and no pink remains. Add spices and lemon juice and stir through.
  • Remove squash from oven and let cool a minute. Evenly distribute ground beef mixture over squashes and top with tahini sauce.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 620kcal | Carbohydrates: 81g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 24g | Fiber: 14g | Sugar: 16g