Stuffed Squash

Ground Beef
Ground Lean Beef
15 min Preparation
35 min Cooking
4 Portions


  • 454 g (1 lb) of Fontaine Familly lean ground beef
  • 2 acorn or delicata squash
  • 30 mL (2 tbsp) olive oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • 60 mL (¼ cup) chopped celery
  • 60 mL (¼ cup) diced yellow bell pepper
  • 60 mL (¼ cup) diced orange bell pepper
  • 250 mL (1 cup) tomato coulis
  • 250 mL (1 cup) grated Gruyère cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 200 C / 400 F.
  2. Cut the squash in half, then remove the seeds and strands using a spoon.
  3. Lightly oil, salt and pepper the squash then place it on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, flesh side facing down. Bake for 20 minutes.
  4. While the squash is baking, brown the meat in the remaining oil for eight minutes, stirring frequently.
  5. Add onion, garlic, peppers and celery and continue cooking for four minutes. Add half the cheese and stir well to melt.
  6. Pour in the coulis, season with salt and pepper and mix well.
  7. Remove the squash from the oven, stuff with meat and sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  8. Return to the oven for 10 to 15 minutes.

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