Squash and Bean Stew

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This is a wonderfully tasty, hearty harvest stew!


2 Tbs Olive oil
1 large yellow Onion
1 Tbs Cinnamon
2 Tbs Chili powder
5 cloves Garlic crushed
1 Tbs Cumin
2 Tbs Lemon juice
1 large can of crushed or diced Tomatoes
1 lb Sugar Loaf Squash (or sweet dumpling or acorn)
1 can Pinto beans (preferred, but any bean will do)


In a large pot, sauté onion in olive oil until translucent. Add cinnamon and chili powder and continue to sauté for 2 minutes. Add garlic and cumin, sauté for 2 minutes and then add lemon juice and tomatoes. Stir in the squash and pinto beans. Then stir in 1 cup of water. Salt and pepper to taste. Simmer for an hour, or until squash is tender. Stirring occasionally throughout the cooking hour, and add more water, but only if necessary. Serves 4.

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