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Ghapama is a a traditional Armenian dish of stuffed pumpkin, typically served around the Christmas season. Our version uses acorn squash and a blend of lentils, beef, and rice with aromatic additions of cinnamon, Baharat, and dried apples.
5 acorn squash
2 ½ cups (625 mL) split red lentils, dry
2 ½ cups (625 mL) brown rice, dry
2 Tbsp (30 mL) cinnamon, ground
⅓ cup (75 mL) Baharat
1 tsp (5 mL) salt
10 cups (2.5 L) water
1 ¼ lb (625 g) ground beef, browned
1 ¼ cup (310 mL) dried apples, diced
½ cup (125 mL) peanuts, unsalted chopped
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