Smoky Mexi Skillet

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This week I was gifted a spaghetti squash….I haven’t bought on in quite some time. To be honest, I was burned out on them, I always seemed to use them for the same thing. Spaghetti with meat sauce. Which is delicious, but I wanted something new and different!


Pre-THM my family loved a mexi mac type dish, kind of a goulash but with the traditional flavorings of Mexican food. I decided to try to re-create that yummy recipe using my gifted squash! 


Smoky-Mexi Skillet

Oil of Joy
A Mexican inspired meal.


  • 1 Large Spaghetti Squash - cooked
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 2 teaspoons diced garlic
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 16 oz can tomato sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon liquid smoke
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Cook your spaghetti squash. Oven, microwave, instant pot or start it in the morning in your crockpot!
  • Brown ground beef with onion, when it is almost finished, add in your chopped garlic.
  • Add in tomato sauce, all seasonings, liquid smoke, add your peas last. Stir thoroughly to combine.
  • Scrape your spaghetti squash and break up it up as you go. Add to your finished meat mixture, stir and it is ready to serve!
  • I served mine with as side of broccoli and cauliflower. Enjoy!

We LOVED it!! Flavorful, a little spicy and just yummy!

I hope you enjoy Smoky-Mexi Skillet as much as we did! Thank you for stopping by!

With joy – Tina 🙂

PS Please disregard the nutritional information on my recipes, that feature doesn’t work right and I have been to busy to change to something else! 😛