Stuffed Quinoa Squash

quinoa stuffed squash

Stuffed Quinoa Squash 

This stuffed squash came out great using quinoa instead of rice. I was always worried to try it, but I’m glad I did because there is not a very noticeable difference. This was a simple stuffed squash that is originally a Lebanese stuffed squash.

Basic Recipe:
½  Cup quinoa
¼ lb ground beef
1 small onion
2tsp salt

Instructions:

Scoop the inside of the squash out and save the insides for squash hummus or breakfast fritters (there is a special tool for coring that can be found at middle eastern stores).                                                                                                                                  Mix all together in a bowl, then stuff the squash 3/4 full. 
Pour water to cover and tomato paste or use tomato sauce and 1 tsp salt. Boil for about 30 minutes or until the squash is tender.

NOTE:

That is a very simple version. Parsley, mint or other Herbs and spices and tomato could be added to the mixture or sautéed garlic to the boiling water when it’s almost ready.

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