Slow Cooker Beef Butternut Squash Soup

Slow Cooker Beef Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut squash has a sweet, creamy texture that holds up really well in soups and stews. It is so easy to prepare and so full of great vitamins and fiber. It always makes me sad to think that someone might pass a delicious vegetable by simply because they have no idea how to prepare it or cook it!

Beef Butternut Squash Soup | whine and dancing | A simple, hearty Beef Butternut Squash Soup flavored with a touch of brown sugar to bring out the sweetness of the squash.

 

You can roast butternut squash whole by just slicing in half lengthwise, scooping out all the seeds and seasoning with salt, pepper and oil. After roasting, scrape out the inside flesh and eat plain or puree with apples and use it in for a soup or in this Spinach, Tomato and Gouda Panini with Apple Butternut Squash Spread recipe from Big Bear’s Wife.

But, for this Slow Cooker Beef Butternut Squash Soup recipe, you need to peel the skin off with a vegetable peeler or a paring knife. Then, cut the ghord in half long ways. Scoop out all the seeds. Cut off the stem. Then, dice it into 1 inch cubes.

Beef Butternut Squash Soup | whine and dancing | Prepare Squash by slicing lengthwise, removing the ends and the seeds and cutting into 1 inch cubes.

One medium butternut squash is large enough for two meals. So, I usually just save half the cubes for a future recipe, like my Sheet Pan Molasses Chicken and Butternut Squash. Seal peeled, cut butternut squash in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

To season, I use brown sugar to pull out the creamy, sweetness of the butternut squash. Plus, add in some savory spices, like rosemary and smoked paprika to really enhance the beef flavor.

Beef Butternut Squash Soup | whine and dancing | Add brown sugar to bring out the sweetness of the butternut squash. Rosemary and smoked paprika savory spices boost the rich beef taste.

Slow Cooker Beef Butternut Squash Soup

Recipe Ingredients

1 lb. Beef cubes or stew meat
1/2 medium butternut squash, peeled and cut into 1 inch cubes
4 cups beef broth
1 Tbsp. brown sugar
1 tsp. dried rosemary
1 Tbsp. smoked paprika
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. onion powder
1/2 tsp. cumin
1 tsp. salt
2 cups fresh baby spinach

Recipe Directions

Combine all ingredients, except spinach in a slow cooker. Cook on low 4-6 hours. Add in spinach 20-30 minutes before serving.

Beef Butternut Squash Soup | whine and dancing | A simple, hearty Beef Butternut Squash Soup flavored with a touch of brown sugar to bring out the sweetness of the squash.

Enjoy!

Want more crockpot recipes? Try my Easy Slow Cooker Pork Ribs or my Slow Cooker Apple Cider Pork Loin recipes.

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Recipe type: Slow Cooker
Cuisine: American
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 1 lb. Beef cubes or stew meat
  • ½ medium butternut squash, peeled and cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 1 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. dried rosemary
  • 1 Tbsp. smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • ½ tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 cups fresh baby spinach
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients, except spinach in a slow cooker. Cook on low 4-6 hours. Add in spinach 20-30 minutes before serving.

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