Monday, July 11, 2011

Spanish Squash

   I’m trying harder than ever to incorporate some healthier dishes into our eating plans. This dish is something I found in a recipe book I’ve had all my married life …ehem…28 years! I made some changes to it. It’s an easy recipe for that sort of thing.  See my notes at the end of this post.
I’m giving Donna’s Junk Loser Challenge a try.  If you want to read more about that you may click here.
On with the Recipe!
Recipe Spanish Squash 001
1 -1/2 pounds ground beef
1 small onion (chopped coarsely)
1 large squash cut into slices (about 5 cups)
1 can Diced Tomato and Green Chilis
1- 8 oz. can of tomato sauce
1 Tsp of Garlic Powder
1 can of Corn OR  (about 2 cups of  fresh off the cob or frozen Corn") I used ‘NO-SALT –ADDED’ CANNED CORN
1/2 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp Pepper  OR to taste.
Brown the Ground Beef with onion. Drain
In the skillet add  squash to Beef mixture in same skillet. Cook for about 3- 5 mins.  Stirring occasionally.
Add next 6 ingredients bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until Squash is tender. ABOUT 10 MINUTES.  Serves 6
We’re trying to eat healthier here. Like most of you I have a household to feed besides myself and Honey. 
For a healthier dish.  You can easily make substitutions for the Beef you might try TURKEY OR BLACK BEANS.   This has a Mexican Flavor but for added zest—you may also add 1/4 tsp of Cumin.
You can also adjust for the Salt intake as well. And there is no pasta/rice/potato type carbs either (well just the corn; but that's ok) I like that too!
This is a new recipe for us.  I used what I had on hand.  That is the reason for the Canned Diced Tomatoes and Green Chilis (instead of Cumin)  I was out of Cumin! So you know there was salt in the canned tomatoes. But next time I’ll be prepared for that.
But Hey!  Now I can say this is My very Own Spanish Squash Dish.  It was a HIT!
God Bless you AND Thanks for Reading!

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BECKY said...

Sounds yummy! I'm right there with ya! Finally losing! Just a start, but really motivated!!

May give this a try!
Have a wonderful week!

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Good for you! And this sounds wonderful! It makes me realize I really ought to buy tomatoes in bulk this summer and (gasp!) can them myself! I love tomato based dishes. I may have to give this one a try. :)

Hope my little group will be helpful for you! Thanks for the mention. :)


camp and cottage living said...

This is perfect timing for this recipe. I have a zuchinni recipe but it calls for crm. of mushroom soup. I started a diet today and don't want to use it-too fattening!
I do think I'll substitute the corn for blk. beans though.It sounds quick to prepare too.
Thanks for sharing!

Prior said...

Sounds yummy...I love almost any food...healthy or unhealthy, but I want to eat healthier, too, good luck!


Granny said...

That sounds delicious. I've saved the recipe and will try it. We don't eat much meat so I'll be substituting black beans for the ground beef.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Looks good! I like the spices. Seems like the perfect thing for summertime. Though I don't cook much myself!

Corner Gardener Sue said...

That does look and sound good!

I an planning on getting back to the start I made in getting rid of clutter. I'll have to check on that link, but don't need something that will cause me to be on the computer even more than I already am. LOL

Corner Gardener Sue said...

Oh, I see it was about our health, and not our clutter. I forgot to thank you for your nice comment on my blog.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

This looks fabulous - I have tons of zucchini and yellow squash from our garden so I need to give this a try.

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

Oooh, this sounds yummy. Yummy and healthy is hard to do - but this hits the spot perfectly!


Unknown said...

I think we would love this recipe! Now, if my squash would just grow! :) Thanks for hoppin' with the farmgirls today!