Peanut-Squash Stew

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    Nutritional Information

    Per Serving

    • Calories 766 calories
    • Fat 28 g
    • Sat Fat 5 g
    • Cholesterol 0 mg
    • Sodium 5729 mg
    • Protein 28 mg
    • Carbohydrate 110 g
    • Fiber 17 g
    • Iron 8 mg
    • Calcium 173 mg

Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the onions and cook about 15 minutes. Add the ginger, chili, garlic, salt, and cumin. Cook 5 minutes more, stirring occasionally. Add the broth, tomato puree, peanut butter, acorn squash, and sugar.Cook over medium heat, covered, until the squash is tender, about 30 minutes.Add the black-eyed peas and heat through. Transfer half the stew to a small saucepan and add the chicken (if using). Sprinkle with the peanuts and serve with the rice.  

Ingredients

  1. Check 1 cup brown rice
  2. Check 2 tablespoons peanut oil
  3. Check 2 yellow onions, finely chopped (about 2 cups)
  4. Check 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  5. Check 1 small green serrano chili, finely chopped
  6. Check 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  7. Check 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  8. Check 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  9. Check 4 cups vegetable broth
  10. Check 1 28-ounce can tomato puree (2 1/2 cups)
  11. Check 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
  12. Check 1 medium acorn squash, peeled, seeded, and cut into 1-inch-thick crescents
  13. Check 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  14. Check 2 16-ounce cans black-eyed peas, rinsed
  15. Check 1 cooked chicken breast, shredded (optional)
  16. Check 2 tablespoons chopped roasted peanuts

Directions

  1. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the onions and cook about 15 minutes. Add the ginger, chili, garlic, salt, and cumin. Cook 5 minutes more, stirring occasionally. Add the broth, tomato puree, peanut butter, acorn squash, and sugar.
  2. Cook over medium heat, covered, until the squash is tender, about 30 minutes.
  3. Add the black-eyed peas and heat through. Transfer half the stew to a small saucepan and add the chicken (if using). Sprinkle with the peanuts and serve with the rice.