Name: 3 Sisters (Squash, Bean, and Corn Stew)
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 2 onions, sliced thin
- 2 cloves garlic, chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 2 tablespoons drained chopped pimientos (one 4-ounce jar)
- 1 cup canned crushed tomatoes in thick puree (from a 15-ounce can)
- 1 butternut squash (about 2 pounds), peeled, halved lengthwise,
seeded, and cut into 1-inch dice
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 2 cups drained and rinsed canned kidney beans
- 2 cups fresh (cut from about 4 ears) or frozen corn kernels
- 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil (optional)
Yield: 6+ servings. Two of us had three meals from it.
- In a Dutch oven, heat the oil over moderately low heat.
- Add the onions and cook, stirring occasionally, until translucent, about 5 minutes.
- Add the garlic, paprika, cayenne, and oregano and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute.
- Stir in the pimientos, tomatoes, squash, water, and salt and bring to a simmer.
- Cook the stew, covered, stirring occasionally, until the squash is almost tender, about 15 minutes.
- Uncover and simmer vigorously until almost no liquid remains in the pan, about 5 minutes.
- Add the beans and corn and cook until the corn is just tender, about 5 minutes.
- Stir in the basil.
Comments: 9/5/2020 - This recipe took me 1 1/2 hours after I had gathered the
ingredients. Peeling the squash was hard and time consuming. I substituted
2 large, chopped tomatoes for the canned tomatoes. I added 1/2 teaspoon of tarragon and
one stalk of chopped celery, but omitted the basil.
It never got to the point where almost no liquid remains.
I cooked it in our largest pot.
12/12/2020 - Peeling the squash was a little easier after microwaving it
for 2 minutes. I used diced tomatoes, 12-oz of frozen white shoepeg corn,
and substituted a tablespoon of dried basil leaves for the fresh. It still
took about 1 1/2 hours. Gail liked it.
Source: https://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/squash-bean-and-corn-stew .
I originally had a different recipe which included celery and tarragon, but I lost it.
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