Sunday, November 06, 2011

Paleo African Beef Curry Dinner with Butternut Squash

African Ground Beef Curry with Butternut Squash

My husband just said, "This is SO GOOD, I'm going to have to overeat!"

Those words are music to my ears!

Since this is the season of magnificent filling squash, I bought a load of butternut, acorn, spaghetti and kabocha squash yesterday.  I'm doing a paleo challenge with fellow Crossfit members and I wanted to come up with a dinner that was both tasty paleo.

I found a recipe for Kenyan Ground Beef Curry in Extending The Table that I altered to meet our dietary restrictions.

African Ground Beef Curry with Butternut Squash


1 pound ground beef
1 cup chopped onions
1 teaspoon Aroy-D Massaman Curry Paste (available at Asian grocery stores)
5 cloves garlic, crushed
1 teaspoon ground ginger
3 medium tomatoes, sliced
1- 15 ounce can tomato sauce
1/2 cup water
kosher salt to taste
one butternut squash, peeled, cubed, boiled until softened, but not mushy
one avocado, peeled and sliced

Brown ground beef, drain fat.  Add chopped onions and cook until onions are softened.

Add garlic, 1 teaspoon Aroy-D Massaman Curry Paste, ginger, sliced tomatoes, tomato sauce and water.  Stir well.  Let cook for about 20 minutes until flavors blend.

Meanwhile, peel and dice butternut squash.  Place in pot of water.  Boil gently until squash is softened, about 15 minutes.

Serve butternut squash, with meat mixture topped with avocado.  This is a GREAT paleo dinner option!

Aroy-D Massaman Curry Paste



OSUZIEQ1 said...

I'm going to try this recipe this week Kim! Chris loves ground beef. With this Paleo challenge, I haven't come up with much to do with ground beef. And I love squash.
Thanks for sharing.

OSUZIEQ1 said...

Kim, this is the Facebook post from my sister in KY this morning. I hope it shows why I think you two share a similar soul.
"Every human being has value and the source of their story goes deep. We can't understand a person unless we give ourselves a chance to get to know them, who they are, where they've been, where they served, who they lost, what they know for sure, how they've suffered and what they believe. We should cast less stones, and buy more cups of coffee at a table for two"

Kimberly said...

So true!

OSUZIEQ1 said...

I made a version of this. I had meatloaf which I seasoned normally. But I did make the butternut squash and used avocado. Chris liked it too.Next time I'll season the ground beef with curry.
Thanks for the recipes.