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ITALIAN CUCUZZA STEW



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I grew up with this recipe. My grandmother would sometimes cook hers without the ground meat and would add a handful of fettucini to the pot.

Provided by Ntune2food

Categories     Stew

Time 1h5m

Yield 10-12 serving(s)

Number Of Ingredients 12

1 lb lean ground beef
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 large red onion, sliced
2 -3 celery ribs, chopped
1 1/2 cups carrots, sliced
4 -5 garlic cloves, crushed and chopped
1 cucuzza, peeled and cubed
1 (28 ounce) can whole tomatoes
1 fresh bay leaf
1 teaspoon dried thyme
6 cups water
salt & fresh ground pepper
Calories135.3
Fat6.2
SaturatedFat2.1
Cholesterol29.5
Sodium60.6
Carbohydrate9.9
Fiber2
Sugar4
Protein10.8

Steps:

  • Brown the ground beef in a skillet, drain and set aside.
  • In a large dutch oven, add the olive oil and sauté the onion, celery, carrot, and garlic for about 4-5 minutes, or until the onions are translucent.
  • Add the ground beef to the pot along with the can of whole tomatoes, add the cucuzza, and the rest of the ingredients. Bring to a boil and simmer, uncovered for around 45 minutes or until the squash is cooked.

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