1Calabaza squashabout 3 pounds, or butternut squash
4gloves garlicfinely chopped
3 - 4potatoessliced or cut in large cubes
1green bell peppersliced
1cuppasta noodles or spaghetti noodles
1 1/2tbspwhite wine vinegar or fresh lemon juice
After cleaning meat, place in large pot, add lemon juice, Noubess Steak Seasoning, 3 tbsp olive oil, onion, thyme, parsley, and tomatoes. Marinate for at least 30 minutes or overnight. Cook meat until fully cooked on medium high. Add warm water only if necessary.
Wash the squash, remove the skin with a sharp knife, and remove seeds. Cut the squash in cubes and place in a large pot, enough water to cover. Boil for 20 - 25 minutes until fully cooked. Turn off heat and let cool.
When completely cool, puree squash with a little bit of cooking water. You may have to puree the squash pieces in batches. Set aside.
In a large stockpot, add the remaining olive oil, leeks, celery, and onion. Sautee for about 5 minutes while stirring occasionally. Add squash puree, remaining ingredients but not the noodles or the meat. Add meat cooking water and chicken stock only and bring to a boil. Season with salt and pepper. Cook for about 10 - 15 minutes. Add meat and pasta noodles. Continue to cook until noodles are fully cooked. Season to taste. If additional liquid is needed, only add hot water.