Celebrate the culture of agriculture & share skills (Growing! Cooking! Eating!)

Here's a hearty, earthy stew that just might fill the menu (and the tummies) Thanksgiving Eve or on any blustery cold day! Serve with a nice crusty sourdough bread or cheese toast.  This is very filling but very low cal!

2 T. olive oil                                                                 2 cups water

1 cup slivered onion                                                   2 T. tomato paste

3/4 cut thinly sliced celery                                      3/4 teaspoon dried rosemary, crumbled

3 cups mushrooms, cut into halves                      1/2 teaspoon coarse salt

4 cups butternut squash, cubed and peeled       1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

1  (14 oz.) can diced, fire-roasted tomatoes         2 (15 oz.) cans Great Northern beans, rinsed and drained

1 garlic clove, pressed                                            

Chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley (optional)

Heat oil in a dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add onion, celery and mushrooms.  Cook until vegetables start to brown, about 8 minutes. Stir in squash, tomatoes, garlic, water, tomato paste, rosemary, salt and pepper.  Mix well.  Cover and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat and simmer until squash is tender -30-45 minutes.  Uncover and stir in beans. Simmer until thickened, about 10 more minutes.  Sprinkle with parsley, if using.  Serves 8.

Nutritional facts per servings: 150 calories, 3.5 g fat, 0mg cholesterol, 7 g protein, 29g carbs, 8g fiber, 690mg sodium.

Note:  A 2 lb. butternut squash will equal about 4 cups cubed. I didn't have great northern beans on hand, so I subbed a can of cannellini beans and a can of chick peas.  I also upped the nutritional level a tad by throwing in about 1/2 cup cooked red quinoa.  (nutritional info does not reflect these changes).  I think this would be really good also with some kale or spinach added in the last 10 minutes.

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Comment by Jennifer on November 21, 2013 at 3:21pm

Thanksgiving Eve it is! Scheduling this now for a 19 Days entry next week. Thanks so much for sharing it!

Comment by Cindy Steflik on November 21, 2013 at 3:51pm

You are so welcome!

Comment by Cindy Steflik on November 21, 2013 at 3:53pm

P.S. my kids loved it!


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