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Beef Tagine with Butternut Squash

Tagine is a North African dish that is named after the clay pot in which it is traditionally cooked. For this Beef Tagine with Butternut Squash, we're mixing fall flavors with traditional spices to create a tasty dish you're sure to enjoy!

  • Beef Tagine with Butternut Squash
  • Ingredients
    • 1 large butternut squash
    • 1 lb. beef loin
    • 2 tsp. paprika
    • 1 Tbsp. ground cinnamon
    • 1 tsp. ground ginger
    • ½ tsp. crushed red pepper
    • ¾ tsp. salt
    • ½ tsp. black pepper
    • 1 Tbsp. canola oil
    • 2 shallots, peeled and diced
    • 4 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1 (14.5 oz.) can low sodium diced tomatoes
    • ½ cup low sodium beef broth
    • Cilantro, for garnish

    1. Peel, seed and chop butternut squash in to 1-inch pieces. Set aside. 1. Chop beef into bite sized pieces. Season with paprika, cinnamon, ginger, crushed red pepper, salt and black pepper. 1. Heat canola oil in stock pot or Dutch oven to medium-high heat. Sauté shallots and garlic 2-3 minutes, until soft. Add seasoned beef and sauté 5-6 minutes, until browned. Add cubed butternut squash, diced tomatoes and beef broth. Cover, reduce heat to medium and simmer 10 minutes, until squash is tender. Taste and adjust seasoning, if necessary. 1. Spoon into serving dish or separate bowls and sprinkle with cilantro. Enjoy!

    Chef's Tips

    For easier cutting, place several large slits into your butternut squash and microwave on high for 3-5 minutes to soften the skin (just remember to let it cool before handling). Or just buy pre-diced butternut squash to skip the prep altogether!


    Calories 280, Total Fat 16g (Saturated 6g, Trans 0g), Cholesterol 65mg, Sodium 390mg, Total Carbohydrate 17g (Dietary Fiber 5g, Sugars 5g), Protein 17g, Vitamin A 250%, Vitamin C 45%, Calcium 8%, Iron 15% *Nutritional values are an approximation. Actual nutritional values may vary due to preparation techniques, variations related to suppliers, regional and seasonal differences, or rounding.

    Serves: 6 servings

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