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Spicy Ground Beef and Butternut Squash

Spicy Ground Beef and Butternut Squash

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  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 Serrano pepper minced
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Big pinch freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound peeled cubes of butternut squash* see notes
  • Small handful of fresh sage minced


  • Heat oil in a saute pan over medium heat.
  • Add the onion and Serrano pepper and cook for 6-7 minutes, or until the onions begin to brown.
  • Add garlic, spices and ground beef and mix well.
  • Once the beef begins to brown, add the butternut squash and mix well.
  • Reduce the heat to medium-low, cover with a lid for 10 minutes, or until the butternut squash is cooked through.
  • Remove the lid, add fresh sage and mix well.
  • Serve.


*I bought pre-cut organic butternut squash (at costco) and then cut it into even smaller cubes. You can do this with a regular butternut squash but it'll add to your prep time.
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