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Stuffed butternut


Stuffed butternut

Ingredients 14
Servings 4
Time 45 mins

Ingredients

  • 2
    butternuts, halved lengthways
  • 30
    ml
    olive oil
  • 15
    ml
    olive oil
  • 1
    onion, chopped
  • 2
    garlic cloves, chopped
  • 350
    g
    lean beef mince
  • 150
    g
    spinach, chopped
  • grated zest of 2 lemons
  • 1
    beef stock pot
  • 125
    ml
    water
  • freshly ground pepper
  • salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 15
    ml
    olive oil
  • 100
    g
    mozzarella cheese, sliced (optional)
 

Method

 

Preheat the oven to 200°C.

1 Put the butternut halves, cut side up, on a large baking sheet.

Drizzle the oil over and roast for 30 minutes or until nearly done.

2 STUFFING Meanwhile, heat the oil in a deep pan and fry the onion and garlic until fragrant. Add the mince and fry until brown.

3 Stir in the spinach and lemon zest, then stir in the stock pot and water.

Stir-fry until the spinach has wilted and the sauce has thickened.

Season with pepper.

4 TO FINISH Use a spoon to remove the seeds from the butternut halves and put the seeds on the baking sheet.

Season the seeds with salt and pepper and drizzle the oil over.

5 Spoon the stuffing into the butternut halves.

Arrange the cheese on top (if using).

Roast the butternut and seeds for 10-15 minutes or until soft and the cheese has melted (if using).

Sprinkle the toasted seeds over and serve.

 

 

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