Recipe: Stuffed Delicata Squash with Beef, Rice Grits and Manchego Cheese

Recipe: Stuffed Delicata Squash with Beef, Rice Grits and Manchego Cheese
2 small delicata squash
1 teaspoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, divided, plus more to taste
2 teaspoons unsalted butter
8 ounces ground beef, preferably grass-fed
1/2 cup chopped onion
Leave from 4 sprigs of thyme (stems removed)
1/3 cup rice grits (middlins)
1 cup water
1 cup manchego cheese, finely grated

Nutritional information

Per serving: 686 calories (percent of calories from fat, 62), 37 grams protein, 27 grams carbohydrates, 1 gram fiber, 47 grams fat (23 grams saturated), 146 milligrams cholesterol, 852 milligrams sodium.