Spanish Squash

Spanish Squash


"This recipe was given to me by my grandmother. I have revised it a little. It is one of my family's favorites!"


1 h servings 195 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 195 kcal
  • 10%
  • Fat:
  • 11.6 g
  • 18%
  • Carbs:
  • 7.9g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 14.4 g
  • 29%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 46 mg
  • 15%
  • Sodium:
  • 219 mg
  • 9%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the ground beef until evenly brown. Drain, and set aside.
  2. Heat the oil in the skillet over medium heat. Mix in the squash and onion, and saute until tender.
  3. Mix the tomatoes and water into the skillet. Season with chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Bring the mixture to a boil. Cover skillet, reduce heat to low, and simmer 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
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  1. 39 Ratings


Yum! This is so delicious. I used minced garlic mixed in with the squash and onions, but didn't change anything else. It smelled delicious while cooking. I served it over plain white rice an...

This is a great and easy recipe. Lots of flavor and yummy. I used my crock-pot to make it and it was great.

Family LOVED it over some brown rice. I also, doubled the spices and used fresh garlic (alot). I served it with grated cheese, sour cream, cilantro and hot sauce to suit everyones flavors.

Easy...Easy...Easy!!! I sauteed the onion with a minced clove of garlic (instead of garlic powder), then added the meat and browned it. At step 3, I was pretty heavy handed with the chili powd...

Calabacitas! Great recipe! I changed the amount of spices a bit and used about 1 tbsp minced garlic, 2 tsp chili powder and a heaping teaspoon of cumin (love the spices). When I simmered everyth...

I really liked this dish! I cooked the squash and onion along with the beef as it browned. That shortened the time needed, as well as eliminating the need for the oil. The recipe does not instru...

This was great! My boyfriend prefers food with more flavor than most people, so I almost always double seasonings. I doubled cumin and chili powder, used two garlic cloves instead of garlic po...

This was very good, but would have been far too bland without adding extra spices. I doubled the chili powder and cumin, and I added about 1/2 tsp. thyme and lots of fresh, minced garlic. I us...

I didn't have cumin or cilantro so mine was a bit bland. I used fresh garlic, season salt, beef bullion cube, and steak seasoning. My husband gave it 3*s. He ate seconds & he says he'll eat it a...