Mince stuffed squash

• Ingredients: A 11⁄2 k squash; 1 onion; 2 garlic cloves; 500 g. minced pork; 4 tbsps tomato puree; 1⁄2 tbsp oregano; 2 tbsp fresh basil; 30 g. grated hard cheese; 5 g. butter; 1 pinch black pepper; salt.

• Preparation: Peel the squash and slice the top off. With a sharp knife remove the seeds and hollow out the centre. Peel and finely chop the onion and garlic. Melt half the butter in a pan and gently fry the onion and half the garlic. Add the mince, tomato puree, oregano and basil. Salt and pepper to taste and sauté for 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and mix in the grated cheese. Stuff the squash with the mixture. Smear the rest of the butter onto a piece of tinfoil, place the squash on top and sprinkle on the remaining garlic. Close the foil into a parcel and bake in a moderate oven (180oC) for one hour. Remove the foil, thickly slice the stuffed squash and serve very hot.

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