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This Costa Rican Butternut Squash Picadillo is exploding with all kinds of exotic and bold flavors and filled with nothing but wholesome ingredients! A healthy gustatory experience you won't soon forget!

Costa Rican Butternut Squash Picadillo

This Costa Rican Butternut Squash Picadillo is exploding with all kinds of exotic and bold flavors and filled with nothing but wholesome ingredients! A healthy gustatory experience you won't soon forget!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Costa Rican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Resting time 5 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 358 kcal
Author Sonia! The Healthy Foodie

Ingredients

US Customary - Metric

Instructions

  1. Melt some ghee (or use your preferred cooking fat) in a large saute pan set over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the ground beef, salt and pepper and cook, stirring from time to time, until the meat is really crispy and nicely browned — about 7 to 8 minutes.*
  2. When the meat is cooked to your liking, throw in the chopped onion and garlic and cook until slightly softened and fragrant, about 2 minutes.
  3. Add the diced butternut squash and red bell pepper, stir well and continue cooking for about a minute.
  4. Add the rest of the ingredients except for chopped cilantro, stir well, bring to a slow simmer, cover loosely and simmer for about 8 to 10 minutes, or until the butternut squash is tender and the liquid has practically completely evaporated.
  5. Remove the pan from the heat source and let rest uncovered for about 5 minutes, then stir in the chopped cilantro and serve with a side of steamed rice.
Nutrition Facts
Costa Rican Butternut Squash Picadillo
Amount Per Serving
Calories 358 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 100mg 33%
Sodium 690mg 29%
Potassium 1264mg 36%
Total Carbohydrates 27g 9%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 6g
Protein 35g 70%
Vitamin A 179.7%
Vitamin C 68.7%
Calcium 14.6%
Iron 41.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.