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Sunday 1 October 2017

Butternut squash & apple hash with ground/minced turkey or chicken

There are some delicious Autumn (Fall) flavours in this satisfying hash. Serve it with a side of sautéed vegetables for dinner or toss a fried egg on top for a hearty breakfast on a cool, crisp morning ...
If you are not a kale lover, just replace it with spinach or chard. Some may even prefer to leave it out - the recipe is still delicious.

Serves Four
1 Tbsp. coconut oil, divided
1 medium onion, diced
1 small butternut squash (1 ½ lbs.), peeled and cut into ¼-inch dice (about 3 cups)
1 medium apple, cored and diced
12 ounces ground/minced turkey or chicken
½ tsp. dried sage
¼ tsp. dried thyme
¼ tsp. garlic powder
½ tsp. sea salt
Pinch of nutmeg and/or red pepper flakes (optional)
3 cups kale, chard or spinach, washed and torn

1. Combine ground/minced turkey or chicken, sage, thyme, garlic powder, salt and nutmeg or red pepper flakes (if using) in small bowl. Stir with large spoon or use your hands to combine. Set aside.
2. Place a large pan/skillet over medium-high heat. Add 2 tsp. coconut oil and heat just until oil starts to shimmer. Add onion and butternut squash. Sauté for 7-8 minutes, stirring occasionally.
3. Add 3 Tbsp. water and diced apple. Cook an additional 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
4. Move vegetable mixture to one side of the pan. Add 1 tsp. coconut oil and turkey/chicken mixture. Allow turkey/chicken to cook a few minutes before breaking it up with a spatula or wooden spoon.
5. Continue to cook 5-6 minutes or until turkey/chicken is cooked through and no longer pink. Stir to combine vegetables and meat.
6. Place kale/chard/spinach on top of hash and cover with a lid. Allow greens to wilt, about 1-2 minutes. Stir, season with additional salt and pepper and serve.

For help with weight/measurement conversion see here
From an original recipe here

There are a variety of recipe ideas to this blog, and not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

All the best Jan


Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Hummm que aspecto mais deliciosos.
Um abraço e bom Domingo.

Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa

Valerie-Jael said...

This sounds very yummy! Thanks for sharing, hugs, Valerie

Anonymous said...

Looks like a great one dish recipe.

Jo said...

I love squash and this sounds like a fantastic way to serve it, I shall definitely give it a try.

Tom said...

...a great fall dish.

Christine said...

Looks delicious, I love squash.

baili said...

excellent dish for winters my friend!

Looks yummy!

DeniseinVA said...

Sounds delicious! It is very chilly here this morning. Would enjoy this today :)

Carol Blackburn said...

Looks so delicious and I can imagine the wonderful aroma that would waft through the kitchen.

This N That said...

Very colorful !! Sounds like a great winter time dish...47 this AM...going to be in the mid eighties on Thurs..Crazy

William Kendall said...

Quite a dish!

Elephant's Child said...

Those colours make this dish a feast for the eyes. Always a great starting point.

JFM said...

hash is always a good meal for autumn...thank you~

Mylittlepieceofengland said...

Ooh this is something very different from what we would normally have, thank you xx

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my this sounds like something my hubby would really like, great Autumn dish, thanks for sharing conversion charts too, I really need to just print one out :)
Hope your October is off to a great start and you are doing well!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'd like to save this recipe to try. It will be awhile before we have winter squash at the Farmer's mkt but we ate sweet potatoes tonight! Enjoy your evening! Hugs!

Linda said...

Sounds tasty! Very nicely photographed too.

Lisa said...

With the vivid colours and the sage and thyme I can almost smell this dish cooking!
Happy October.
Lisa x

Lois said...

A very colorful dish and it looks delicious!

Debbie said...

i bookmarked this and can't wait to make it. it's a great "one dish" meal for fall and winter. i LOVE squash, we grew summer squash in the garden and it was amazing!!!

beautiful presentation and color!!!

handmade by amalia said...

Looks lovely. I have not one but two butternut squashes sitting on the counter, I never thought to combine them with apples.

Magic Love Crow said...

Yummy! Thanks Jan!

Carla from The River said...

I made something similar on Friday night. We loved it.

riitta k said...

This looks so colourful & delicious that I definitely have to try. Besides, I have to cut carbs although I am not diabetic: I want to loose 4-5 kilos.
Have a nice eek!