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Savory Beef and Sage Baked Apples by Ashley of MyHeartBeets.com

Spiced Beef & Sage Stuffed Apples


  • Author: Ashley Thomas
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 35 mins
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 2-3 1x

Ingredients

  • 6 Apples, halved and hollowed out using a melon baller

Savory Ground Beef Filling:

  • 2 tablespooncoconut oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ⅓ cup dried cranberries
  • 2 stalks celery, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh sage
  • ½ cup walnut halves and pieces, chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Add the oil and onions to a sauté pan or dutch oven over medium heat. Sauté for 5-6 minutes, or until the onions have softened.
  3. Next, add the ground beef and spices and cook until browned.
  4. Turn off the heat.
  5. Stir in the cranberries, celery, walnuts and sage.
  6. Spoon the mixture into the hollowed apple halves and bake at 350F for 25 minutes, or until the apples are tender.