Chorizo Stuffed Acorn Squash

I originally made this in the fall, but obviously have had some lag on my blogging. Found this in Real Simple magazine. It was my first time cooking acorn squash and it was so good and perfect for the fall. Reid really loved it, too!

2 acorn squashes (about 1 1/2 pounds each), halved and seeded
1/2 cup bulgur
4 ounces manchego or Cheddar, grated (about 1 cup)
3 ounces cured chorizo, chopped
1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
3 tablespoons olive oil
kosher salt and black pepper
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 head red leaf lettuce, leaves torn (about 6 cups)

Heat oven to 450° F. Place the squash halves cut-side down in a baking dish, add ¼ inch water, cover with foil, and bake until tender, 25 to 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, cook the bulgur according to the package directions. In a medium bowl, combine the bulgur, manchego, chorizo, parsley, 1 tablespoon of the oil, and ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper.
Turn the squash halves cut-side up and, dividing evenly, fill with the bulgur mixture. Bake until the filling is warmed through and the manchego is melted, 8 to 10 minutes.
In a large bowl, whisk together the vinegar, the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil, and ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper. Add the lettuce and toss to combine. Serve with the squash.


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