I started this blog so my daughters could find all of our family favourite recipes in one place. It has actually grown into more than just the family favourites but also other recipes we've tried out in our kitchen. I don't like to fill up the post with alot of chatter. Sometimes there's a little story to tell, but usually I like to get right to the point. So this is for them, but hope you find some recipes that you like as well. I'll be sharing a lot of recipes, and along the way you'll find some crafty things and maybe some helpful hints too!

Monday, January 12, 2015

Tex-Mex Spaghetti Squash

So I finally got around to posting this recipe that I made with the other half of the squash left from my Baked Two Spaghetti Squash found here:

As with that last squash recipe take the squash half and microwave for 10 minutes.  Cool and use a fork to scoop out the "spaghetti". Reserve squash shell.

Here's what you'll need:

1/2 spaghetti squash
1 lb ground beef
1 onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, chopped
1 tsp cumin
2 tsps chili powder
a couple grinds black pepper
1/2 cup kernel corn
1 cup salsa
1 cup cheese (monterey jack, cheddar or mozzarella)
chili flakes (optional)
2 tbsps fresh parsley 

Brown beef, onion and garlic in a frying pan until the beef is cooked.  Add cumin, chili powder, pepper, parsley and corn.
Mix together the squash with the beef mixture then add 1/2 a cup of the salsa and 1 cup shredded cheese.
Pile it all into the squash shell.  Any extra can go into a sprayed baking dish.
Top with the remaining 1/2 cup salsa and bake at 375F for 30 minutes.
Not too fancy, but tasty.
I was a little pressed for time but you could definitely get a little more creative with the recipe adding black beans and chopped green pepper.  Serving it with sliced avocado and sour cream would be perfect.

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