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Squashy Black Bean Stew

Squashy Black Bean Stew

Fresh squash or canned pumpkin makes this a flavorful thick stew, with a Mexican flavor and a bit of spice.

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 onions, chopped
2 cloves  garlic, minced
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 ½ teaspoon cumin
½ 15oz. can chopped tomatoes, canned
¾ cup pumpkin, canned, or butternut squash puree
1 cup green beans, chopped
2 ½  15 oz.cans black beans, drained
½ fresh jalapeno, minced pith and seeds included
2 tablespoons cilantro, minced
6 cups water
2 teaspoons sea salt
2 teaspoons granulated onion
1 teaspoon granulated garlic

  • Sautee onion in olive oil in pot until golden brown. Add garlic, chili powder and cumin. Sautee an additional minute.
  • Add tomatoes, black beans and green beans, water and seasonings. Bring to a boil and simmer for 30 minutes on low, stirring occasionally.
  • Add pumpkin or squash and jalapenos. Simmer for another 15 minutes. Stir to make sure it doesn’t stick.
  • Remove from heat and stir in cilantro and more salt if needed.

Serves: 6-8
Cooking time: 1 hour

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Sara Childre is President and CEO of the non-profit Institute of HeartMath. Since 1991, Sara has helped oversee and develop HeartMath trainings, educational products and scientific programs. She was appointed vice president and CFO of the institute in 1992, then president and CEO in 1998.


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6:25PM PDT on May 17, 2013

Yummy thanks!

5:09AM PDT on May 6, 2013

Thank you Sara, for Sharing this!

5:41AM PDT on Apr 22, 2013

will make his...thanks for sharing :)

10:33AM PDT on Apr 16, 2013


8:17PM PDT on Apr 14, 2013

I love black beans yummo :-)

7:02PM PDT on Apr 14, 2013

Sounds amazing!

8:48AM PDT on Apr 3, 2013

will try! Looks good TY

8:28AM PDT on Apr 3, 2013

At first I read "squishy black bean stew" and thought it sounded gross. Hah. This looks very tasty. Thanks!

7:54PM PDT on Apr 2, 2013

will be trying this one!

11:11PM PDT on Apr 1, 2013

Nice thickeners.

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