Nuevo Chipotle Beef in Butternut Squash Boats

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Nutritional Highlights (per serving)

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9 g
Total Fat
9.7 g
Dietary Fiber
29 g
44 g
Total Carbs


Serves: 4
1 1/2  lb.  beef for stew
1/3  cup  water
1/4  cup  tomato paste
Tbsp.  brown sugar
Tbsp.  balsamic vinegar
tsp.  ground chipotle chile pepper
tsp.  ground cumin
1/2  tsp.  salt
1/2  tsp.  ground black pepper
  medium butternut squash (about 3 pounds)
1 1/2  cups  water
  medium tomato, chopped
  small ripe, Fresh California Avocado, cut into cubes (optional)
1/4  cup  chopped fresh cilantro

As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting. Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Place beef, water, tomato paste, sugar, vinegar, chipotle pepper, cumin, salt and black pepper in stockpot. Cover and bake in 325°F oven 1-3/4 to 2-1/4 hours or until beef is fork-tender.
  2. Meanwhile cut squash lengthwise into quarters; remove seeds. Place squash cut side down in 13 x 9-inch glass baking dish, overlapping if necessary. Add water. Bake in 325°F oven 1 to 1-1/4 hours or until fork-tender.
  3. Place each baked squash quarter onto serving plate. Fill with equal amounts of beef mixture. Top with tomato and avocado, if desired. Sprinkle with cilantro.

Cook's Tip:  Chipotle beef mixture may also be cooked on the stovetop. Bring beef mixture to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 1-3/4 to 2-1/4 hours or until beef is fork-tender.

Cook's Tip:  One tablespoon minced, seeded chipotle pepper in adobo sauce may be substituted for ground chipotle chile pepper.

Cook's Tip:  Use the internet to easily locate ethnic or hard-to-find foods when specialty markets are not nearby as many ingredients may be available via mail order.

Recipes and photo courtesy of The Beef Checkoff

Calories 355
Total Fat 9 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Saturated Fat 3 g
Unsaturated Fat 3 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 mg
Dietary Fiber 9.7 g
Protein 29 g
Total Carbs 44 g
Cholesterol 73 mg
Sodium 528 mg
Potassium 0 mg
Total Sugar 0 g

7.0 mg niacin; 0.7 mg vitamin B6; 2.2 mcg vitamin B12; 5.3 mg iron; 20.5 mcg selenium; 6.3 mg zinc.

This recipe is an excellent source of fiber, protein, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, iron, selenium and zinc.

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 Calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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Recipes and photo courtesy of The Beef Checkoff

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