Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Tonight's dinner was a bit of an experiment. I cooked butternut squash (because that's what I had in the fridge) and a meaty tomato sauce. Squash: cut in half, cover with plastic wrap, and nuke for 8-10 minutes. The sauce: 1 can of diced tomatoes, 1 lb LEAN ground beef, 1/2 can of tomato paste, black olives, red onions, zucchini, mushrooms and spices. Brown the meat first (with some spices). Saute the mushrooms, zucchini and onions. Combine all ingredients in a large sauce pan. This makes a VERY thick, meaty sauce.
NOTE: This was pretty tasty, but I think I will change it in the future. This sauce would have been fabulous on spaghetti squash. For butternut squash I think I'll shoot for a spicy/sweet sausage sauce.