Pueblo Style Calabacitas

Recipe by Sharon123
READY IN: 35mins




  • Place a medium skillet over medium heat for a minute or two. Add the olive oil, wait about 30 seconds, then swirl to coat the pan.
  • When hot enough to sizzle a bread crumb, add the onion, chiles, salt, and optional chlle powder, and cook, stirring often, for 8-10 minutes, or vegetables become quite soft.
  • Add the zucchini, corn, garlic, and beans, if using, and continue to cook, stirring gently to avoid breaking the beans, for about 5 minutes longer, or until the zucchini is just tender. Make sure not to overcook the zucchini. Remove the pan from the heat.
  • Sprinkle in the grated cheese to taste and stir to distribute it as it melts. Add black pepper and more salt, if needed to taste.
  • Serve hot, warm or at room temperature, along with lime wedges to squeeze over, on the side of each serving. Enjoy!
  • Note:
  • You can make this up to several days ahead. Store it in a tightly covered container in the refrigerator, and reheat in a microwave or in a covered dish in a 300*F. oven.
  • Anaheim and poblano chiles are moderately hot. For a milder flavor, remove and discard the seeds. Wash your hands after handling these or any hot peppers. You can also substitute canned green chiles.
  • Fresh corn, shaved right off the cob, is perfect. But defrosted frozen corn is fine too.