Chicken or Beef Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

Another delicious treat utilizing healthy spaghetti squash!

Ingredients

  • 1 spaghetti squash
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breast cutlets pounded to 1/2 inch thickness OR 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 1/3 cup chopped bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup black beans
  • 1/2 cup red enchilada sauce

Cooking Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Microwave squash for 6 minutes, until soft enough to cut. Halve lengthwise; scoop out and discard seeds.
  3. Fill a large baking pan with 1/2 inch water. Add squash halves, cut sides down.
  4. Bake until tender, about 40 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, bring a skillet sprayed with non-stick spray to medium heat. Season chicken (or beef) with 1/2 tsp. cumin, 1/4 tsp. garlic powder, 1/8 tsp. chili powder, and 1/4 tsp. salt. Cook chicken (or beef) through.
  6. Transfer chicken (or beef) to a large bowl. Shred with two forks or finely chop.
  7. Remove skillet from heat; clean, if needed. Re-spray and bring to medium heat. Add onion, bell pepper, remaining 1/2 tsp. cumin, 1/4 tsp. garlic powder, 1/8 tsp. chili powder, and 1/4 tsp. salt.  Add 3 tbsp. water. Cook and stir until veggies have mostly softened and browned and water has evaporated, about 3 minutes.
  8. Transfer veggie to the large bowl. Add black beans and 1/4 cup enchilada sauce. Mix until uniform.
  9. Remove baking pan from oven, but leave oven on. Remove squash halves and thoroughly blot dry. 
  10. Empty water from baking pan. Return squash halves, cut side up. Use a fork to scrape out squash strands. Transfer 3 cups squash strands to the large bowl, and mix thoroughly. (Save the rest for another time)
  11. Divide squash mixture between the two hollow squash halves. Evenly top with remaining enchilada sauce.
  12. Bake until filling is hot, about 5 minutes.

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