I think I'll try playing with this in the crock pot w/out precooking the squash next time. Anyone have thoughts on this?
Spicy Stuffed Acorn Squash
2 acorn squash.(one for every two people)
7 grain pilaf (I used Kashi brand) (or substitute rice)
1 (15 oz) can tomatoes w/ green chili's drained
1 lb. sausage (mild or spicy) cooked, crumbled, and drained
1 (16 oz) can black beans drained & rinsed
1/4 cup shredded cheese
Cut open acorn squash across the middle so you have them like little "bowls".
Scoop out the seeds and "guts".
Microwave the acorn squash for approx. 10 minutes. Remove and set aside.
Start cooking the 7 grain pilaf according to microwave directions. (or stove top but takes longer)
Cook, crumble and drain grease from sausage.
In large bowl mix together cooked sausage, 7 grain pilaf, drained beans, drained tomatoes and mix well.
Preheat oven to 350 °.
Place acorn squash on baking sheet.
Divide the sausage mixture evenly and stuff into the center of each squash.
Sprinkle with cheese.
Bake 15-20 minutes until squash is completely tender and cheese is melted.