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Meaty Garlic Sesame Butternut Squash


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January 7, 2020

plate of stir fryThis is a fun Asian-inspired butternut squash stir-fry. Laced with garlic and sesame oil, it packs a nice punch. I like to serve this with rice.

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Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients:

  • 12 ounces butternut squash, chopped
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/2 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 lb ground meat
  • salt and pepper
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger, minced
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 3 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • toasted sesame seeds to serve
ingredients
 

Steps:

  1. Heat a tablespoon of oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Add squash and bell pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, for 5 minutes.
  2. cut squash & peppers in pan
     
  3. Add water to pan and bring to a boil. Cover, lower heat, and simmer for 10 minutes until squash is tender.
  4. water added to pan
     
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  5. If water hasn't cooked off completely, drain. Add most of the cilantro to the pan, saving some for garnish. Stir well.
  6. cilantro added to pan
     
  7. Turn heat to high and add ground meat. Cook for a few minutes, stirring frequently.
  8. Meatadded to pan
     
  9. Add garlic and ginger. Stir and cook until meat is browned.
  10. Garlic added to pan
     
  11. Add brown sugar, soy sauce, and sesame oil. Stir and cook a minute or two. Serve immediately and top with toasted sesame seeds.
  12. sugar added to stir fry
     
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