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Colache – TexMex Butternut Squash

17 Jan

Colache – TexMex Butternut Squash

Serves 4
Prep. Time:  15 miutes
Cooking Time:  20 minutes

I found this recipe in Tex-Mex Recipes


2 TB vegetable oil
1 Butternut squash (2 pounds), peeled, seeded, and diced
1 onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 can 14 1/2 ounces diced tomatoes, undrained
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 can (14 1/2 oz) whole kernel corn, drained
1 canned green chili, diced
salt and pepper


1.  Heat oil in large deep skillet over medium heat.  Add onions and cook until transparent (about 3 minutes).  Add garlic, let cook 30 seconds, then add squash.  Cook 5 minutes.

2.  Add canned tomatoes and bell pepper to skillet.  Bring to boil, turn down heat, cover and simmer 15 minutes.

3.  Add corn, chili, sat and pepper.  Simmer, covered, 5 minutes.  Uncover, increase heat, and cook until juices have evaporated.

4.  Serve with crispy corn tortillas or tortilla chips.

Butternut Squash and Red Lentil Soup

7 Aug

Pumpkin and Red Lentil Soup


Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Total Cooking Time: 30 minutes
Serves 4

1 TB olive oil
1 long red chili, seeded and chopped
1 onion, finely chopped
1 pound butternut squash, peeled and chopped
12 oz sweet potato, chopped
4 cups veggie stock
1/2 cup red lentils
1 TB tahini

1. Heat oil in large saucepan over medium heat; add chili and onion. Cook for 3 minutes. Reduce heat to low, add squash and sweet potato. Cook uncovered for 10 minutes, stirring occassionally.
2. Increase heat to high; add stock and bring to boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer, covered for 10 minutes. Add lentils and cook, covered, for 7 minutes.
3. Blend soup in batches in blender or food processor. Add tahini and blend until smooth. Return to saucepan and heat until warmed through.