"three Sisters" Stew

"I was looking for vegetarian main dishes for Thanksgiving and found this one. I haven't made it yet but it looks delicious."
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  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • Cut the pumpkin or squash in half lengthwise and remove the seeds and fibers. Cover with aluminum foil and place the halves, cut side up, in a foil-lined shallow baking pan. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes, or until easily pierced with a knife but still firm (if using squash, prepare the same way). When cool enough to handle, scoop out the pulp, and cut into large dice. Set aside until needed.
  • Heat the oil in a soup pot. Add the onion and sauté over medium-low heat until translucent. Add the garlic and continue to sauté until the onion is golden.
  • Add the pumpkin and all the remaining ingredients except the last 2 and bring to a simmer. Simmer gently, covered, until all the vegetables are tender, about 20 to 25 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • If time allows, let the stew stand for 1 to 2 hours before serving, then heat through as needed. Just before serving, stir in the cilantro. The stew should be thick and very moist but not soupy; add additional stock or water if needed. Serve in shallow bowls.

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  1. This is a delicious healthy meal that is yummy and filling, great when trying to minimize meat eating and for us, using up Community Garden veggies. nom nom nom
  2. Yum! I used chicken stock (homemade), and this was great! We made it for our homeschool co-op's potluck. We are studying the tribes that have lived/currently live in our area (Virginia) and thought this would fit well with that. Thanks for posting this recipe!
  3. This is yummy! My grandmother used to make the three sisters stew(its a traditional Native American combination;corn,beans,and squash.) But the addition of the spices make it so flavorful. Next time I will leave out the cilantro, but I think that's just a personal preference.


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