Beef, Squash & Couscous Skillet - 1 Guiding Stars
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Dinner doesn’t get much simpler or tastier than this! If you’ve got squash and tomatoes from the garden, fresh work well, but if you don’t, canned and frozen are just as good.


  • 1 cup couscous
  • 1 lb. 95% lean ground beef
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • 2 tsp. minced garlic
  • 2 cups butternut squash, cubed
  • 1 (14.5 oz.) can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1½ tsp. oregano
  • ¾ tsp. salt-free lemon pepper
  • ⅛ tsp. salt
  • ¼ cup slivered almonds, toasted
  • ½ cup crumbled goat cheese
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh basil


  1. Cook couscous according to package directions.
  2. Cook ground beef with onion and garlic in large skillet over medium heat until beef is browned (8-10 minutes).
  3. Stir in squash, tomatoes, water, oregano, lemon pepper, and salt. Bring to boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer until squash is tender (8-10 minutes).
  4. Stir in couscous and almonds and heat through (3-5 minutes). Top with cheese and basil to serve.
Nutritional analysis per serving: Calories 490; Total Fat 15.5g (20% Daily Value); Saturated Fat 7g (34% DV); Trans Fat 0.5g; Cholesterol 83mg (28% DV); Sodium 390mg (17% DV); Total Carbohydrate 49g (18% DV); Dietary Fiber 6g (21% DV); Total Sugars 5g; Includes 0g Added Sugars (0% DV); Protein 38g; Vitamin D 2% DV; Calcium 10% DV; Iron 30% DV; Potassium 20% DV; Vitamin B12 110% DV; Niacin 90% DV; Selenium 90% DV.
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