Recipes and Cooking Texas Beef with Butternut Squash 2.8 (16) 2 Reviews Tough on the outside but tender at heart, butternut squash adds a rich, filling vegetable component to this slow cooked beef dinner. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on December 1, 2014 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Jason Donnelly Prep Time: 25 mins Slow Cook Time: 8 hrs Total Time: 8 hrs 25 mins Servings: 8 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 1 ½ pound beef chuck roast 4 cup cubed peeled butternut squash (1 1/2-inch cubes) 2 14.5 ounce cans fire-roasted diced tomatoes, undrained 1 ½ cup no-salt-added beef broth or water ¾ cup chopped onion (1 large) 1 4 ounce can diced green chiles 1 tablespoon ground ancho chile powder 2 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed 3 cloves garlic, minced Snipped fresh cilantro Hot cooked polenta or hot cooked rice (optional) Directions Trim beef roast and cut beef into 2-inch pieces. In a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker stir together beef, squash, tomatoes, beef broth, onion, chiles, chile powder, cocoa powder, cumin, oregano, and garlic. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 8 to 10 hours or on high-heat setting for 4 to 5 hours. Sprinkle each serving with cilantro. If desired, serve with polenta or hot cooked rice. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 258 Calories 13g Fat 16g Carbs 19g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 8 Calories 258 % Daily Value * Total Fat 13g 17% Saturated Fat 5g 25% Cholesterol 75mg 25% Sodium 313mg 14% Total Carbohydrate 16g 6% Total Sugars 5g Protein 19g Vitamin C 24.2mg 121% Calcium 101mg 8% Iron 3.4mg 19% Potassium 746mg 16% Folate, total 28.2mcg Vitamin B-12 1.1mcg Vitamin B-6 0.4mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.