Summer Essentials: Squash, Onions, and Burger

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Andy Anderson !

By
@ThePretentiousChef

My farmer friend brought over some nice yellow squash, and said, Surprise me.

And, by 2:00a, I was sitting outside enjoying a wonderful bowl of Summer squash with onions, and beef (I did not eat dinner, so I was entitled).

An excellent dish that totally satisfies, and if you want to make it a side dish, just leave out the beef.

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen

Rating:

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Comments:
Serves:
1 - 2
Prep:
5 Min
Cook:
20 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • PLAN/PURCHASE

  • 4 oz
    ground chuck
  • 1 large
    yellow squash, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 large
    yellow onion, peeled and sliced into halfmoons
  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil, extra virgin variety
  • SPICE SUGGESIONS

  • ·
    salt, kosher variety, to taste
  • ·
    black pepper, freshly ground, to taste
  • ·
    red pepper flakes, to taste
  • ·
    cayenne pepper, to taste
  • ·
    garlic powder, to taste
  • OPTIONAL ITEMS

  • ·
    parmesan cheese, for topping
  • ·
    a few slices of crusty, buttered bread
  • ·
    a nice chardonnay

How to Make Summer Essentials: Squash, Onions, and Burger

Step-by-Step

  1. PREP/PREPARE
  2. I do not usually cook with extra virgin olive oil; however, this is a low-heat situation, and I like the flavor the olive oil imparts to this recipe.
  3. Gather your ingredients (mise en place).
  4. Add the olive oil to a skillet over medium-low heat, and then add the beef.
  5. Chef’s Note: Do not completely break up the beef, leave it in chunks.
  6. Throw in the onions, then add a bit of salt, and pepper.
  7. Cook, stirring occasionally, until they begin to soften, about 5 minutes.
  8. Cook an additional 5 minutes, until they start to brown.
  9. While the onions and beef are cooking, add some spices. I made some suggestions in the ingredient list; however, add whatever you feel like. For example, in the Summer I go easy on the hot spices; but in the Winter, I kick up the heat level.
  10. Add the squash, and combine with the other ingredients.
  11. Add about a tablespoon of water to the pan, then cover, and allow to steam for about 5 minutes.
  12. Remove the cover, and continue to stir, until the squash softens, about 5 minutes.
  13. In this final cooking phase, check the spices, and add more… or not.
  14. PLATE/PRESENT
  15. Serve with a sprinkle of freshly grated parmesan, and a few pieces of crusty buttered bread. Enjoy.
  16. Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

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About Summer Essentials: Squash, Onions, and Burger

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy




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