5
Dec
17

TURKEY CHILI STUFFED ACORN SQUASH

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We love our fall and winter recipes because they’re high protein and delicious and this makes eating yummy comfort food good for you too! Who needs a plate…this recipe includes a bowl you will want to eat! Enjoy in confidence!

GATHER:

2 acorn squash, halved, seeded
1 pound 93% lean ground turkey
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/3 cup onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, crushed
10 ounces canned Rotel mild tomatoes with green chilies
1/2 cup canned tomato sauce
1/2 cup water
3/4 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp chili powder
1/4 tsp paprika
1 bay leaf
6 tablespoons shredded sharp cheese
fresh cilantro, for garnish

MAKE:

*Preheat oven to 400F degrees. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick spray.
*Place squash halves on the baking sheet, cut sides down. Bake until soft, 30 to 35 minutes.
*Meanwhile, in a large skillet, brown turkey over medium-high heat, breaking it up as it cooks into smaller pieces and season with salt and cumin.
*When meat is browned and cooked through add onion and garlic; cook 3 minutes over medium heat.
*Add the can of Rotel tomatoes, tomato sauce, water, cumin, chili powder, paprika, and bay leaf.
*Cover and simmer over medium-low heat about 25 minutes stirring occasionally.
*Remove bay leaf, flip the squash over and fill each half with 3/4 cup chili.
*Top with cheese and bake until melted, about 5 minutes. Top with cilantro.

*To reheat, bake in a 350F oven 20 to 25 minutes or until heated through.

EAT:

4 servings, Serving Size: 1 stuffed half
Amount Per Serving:
Calories: 320
Protein: 28g
Carbohydrates: 29.5g
Total Fat: 12g

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