Beef Tangine w/ Butternut Squash ~ Rachel

I made this two nights ago and reheated it for dinner last night. It’s awesome! And quite easy to make. I bet it’s real tasty with lamb! We just ate it like a stew rather than putting couscous or any kind of starch with it. We had some whole wheat rolls with it (the frozen kind from Alexia…all the Alexia products are awesome). Not only was this tasty, it’s also low in points (7pts per serving).

Beef Tangine with Butternut Squash from Cooking Light Magazine

Photo: John Autry; Styling: Cindy Barr


  • 2  teaspoons  paprika
  • 1  teaspoon  ground cinnamon
  • 3/4  teaspoon  salt
  • 1/2  teaspoon  ground ginger
  • 1/2  teaspoon  crushed red pepper
  • 1/4  teaspoon  freshly ground black pepper
  • 1  (1-pound) beef shoulder roast or petite tender roast, trimmed and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1  tablespoon  olive oil
  • 4  shallots, quartered
  • 4  garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1/2  cup  fat-free, lower-sodium chicken broth
  • 1  (14.5-ounce) can no-salt-added diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 3  cups  (1-inch) cubed peeled butternut squash (about 1 pound)
  • 1/4  cup  chopped fresh cilantro


1. Combine first 6 ingredients in a medium bowl. Add beef; toss well to coat.

2. Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add beef and shallots; cook 4 minutes or until browned, stirring occasionally. Add garlic; cook 1 minute, stirring frequently. Stir in broth and tomatoes; bring to a boil. Cook 5 minutes. Add squash; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes or until squash is tender. Sprinkle with cilantro.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 283
Fat: 9.5g (sat 2g,mono 4.8g,poly 0.5g)
Protein: 25.6g
Carbohydrate: 25.7g
Fiber: 4.8g
Cholesterol: 67mg
Iron: 4.6mg
Sodium: 617mg
Calcium: 103mg
Deb Wise, Cooking Light, JANUARY 2011
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  • biz319  On January 15, 2011 at 7:08 pm

    I still have yet to read that issue of Cooking light – that looks delicious Rachel! 😀

    Hope you and Dave are having a great weekend!

  • Nicole, RD  On January 18, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    This looks WONDERFUL!!!

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