Spaghetti Squash with Cabernet Tomato Meat Sauce

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Cabernet Estate Reserve® Meat Sauce with Spaghetti Squash
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Yields: 2 servings
 
Ingredients
  • 1 spaghetti squash
  • Avocado oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 pints Village Farms Cabernet Estate Reserve® tomatoes
  • 1 sweet onion, chopped
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • ½ green pepper, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons coconut sugar
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • ⅓ cup shaved Parmesan
  • Fresh basil for garnish
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Cut the ends off the spaghetti squash and then cut it in half lengthwise.
  3. Scoop out the seeds and discard them.
  4. Brush the inside of the spaghetti squash with avocado oil, and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  5. Place spaghetti squash flat side down on a lined baking sheet and roast for 30 minutes.
  6. Flip it and roast for another 10 - 20 minutes (depending how large your squash is).
  7. Use a fork to pull the spaghetti strands from the shell.
  8. Scoop them onto a plate or bowl, or eat it straight from the shell.
  9. Pour avocado oil in a pan over medium-high heat.
  10. Add onion, sauté until caramelized.
  11. Add the meat and garlic
  12. Use a spatula to break up the ground beef and continue to do so until browned but slightly pink.
  13. Add tomatoes, green pepper, basil, oregano, sea salt, coconut sugar, smoked paprika, red pepper flakes, and tomato paste.
  14. Continue to simmer, about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the tomatoes are popped and the sauce is reduced.
  15. Place a big scoop of Cabernet Meat Sauce in the center of the spaghetti squash, top with shaved Parmesan and fresh basil.

Recipe and photography created exclusively for Village Farms by The Toasted Pine Nut

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