Black Bean Butternut Squash Stew

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Black bean with sweet butternut squash and collard greens make this healthy stew so hearty and comforting!

Black Bean Butternut Squash Stew

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Black Bean Butternut Squash Stew

Florida Relocation And Black Bean Butternut Squash Stew

I just want to update my readers about the latest in my journey. We just moved from Ohio to Florida this past week

.  I never dreamed of living in Florida but I couldn’t be happier on this move!

It is so gorgeous here, we are surrounded by beautiful lakes and lovely tropical scenery. I’m still pinching myself.

I must say I really enjoy being a missionary’s wife, we get to live in some of the most beautiful countrysides.

I will be sharing photos as soon as I’m more settled. Our dog Macho did very well on the long ride and he was very calm throughout our 13-hour drive.

We stopped part of the way for a night so that it wasn’t too much for my daughter who drove one of our vehicles.

We are still waiting for May Flower to deliver our belongings, but fortunately, we are staying in a fully furnished home, while our future home is being renovated.

 

Comforting Black Bean Butternut Stew

Although I miss my friends in Ohio, I’m always excited to make new friends and to see what God has in store for us.

My husband loves his new job as manager of a much larger facility for the same organization, my daughter was fortunate to get a job transfer and

My husband loves his new job as manager of a much larger facility for the same organization, my daughter was fortunate to get a job transfer and Daevyd can’t wait to meet new friends.

I will have to take a little break from soap making until I’m all settled, but I will continue to share recipes with you. I’m overjoyed on being able to grow tropical fruits and vegetables here and I can’t wait to start my garden.

I bought some tender collard greens at a local health food store, they were so fresh and vibrant. I decided to add some at the end of this delicious black bean and butternut squash stew. 

This black bean stew reminds me of my  Brazilian Black Bean Stew recipe and Chickpea Stew which are so flavorful. 

Ingredients for black bean and butternut squash stew, black bean, onion, garlic, bell pepper in a black saucepan

How To Make Black Bean Butternut Squash Stew

I called it a stew but it’s slightly different from say a typical chili and the consistency is much thicker than a soup.

I added coconut milk and used a pinch of allspice for a more tropical twist.

The results were simply amazing, a perfect blend of sweet, spicy and just full of flavor.

  • Heat oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Cook onion, garlic, bell pepper, and green onions. 
  • Add butternut squash, black beans, Italian Seasoning, thyme and stir to coat. Stir in coconut milk, vegetable broth. bouillon cube, allspice, cayenne pepper and bring to a boil, then reduce heat to simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Stir in greens and cook for about 4 minutes. 

Other Delicious Black Bean Recipes To Try:

Easy black bean butternut squash stew black saucepan with vegetables

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Nutrition

(Per portion)
  • Energy: 278 kcal / 1162 kJ
  • Fat: 18 g
  • Protein: 7 g
  • Carbs: 24 g

Cooking Time

  • Preparation: 15 min
  • Cooking: 25 min
  • Ready in: 40 min
For: 4 Servings

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add onions and bell peppers cook and cook until onions are soft, about 3 minutes. Stir in garlic and spring onion and cook for 1 minute
  2. Add butternut squash, black beans, Italian Seasoning, thyme and stir to coat. Stir in coconut milk, vegetable broth. bouillon cube, allspice, cayenne pepper and bring to a boil, then reduce heat to simmer for 20 minutes.
  3. Stir in leafy greens and cook for about 4 minutes, delicious served with brown rice and avocado.
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Michelle Blackwood, RN

Hi, I’m Michelle, I’m the voice, content creator and photographer behind Healthier Steps. I share vegan and gluten-free recipes because of past health issues. My goal is to help you make healthier choices and show you how healthy eating is easy and delicious.

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221 Comments
  1. Courtney
    October 19, 2020

    Do you think I could use bok choy in place of collards?

  2. Doreen
    October 17, 2020

    I’m going to try this tonight. Looks delicious.

  3. Rita Larsen
    October 14, 2020

    Excellent!

  4. Stef Calzada
    October 13, 2020

    Im super excited about this recipe! Do you think you could toss all the ingredients in a slow cooker and it would work?

  5. Annie
    October 13, 2020

    I have frozen butternut squash that I want to use. Would I have to thaw it first?

    • Michelle Blackwood, RN
      October 13, 2020

      Annie, yes you can use frozen butternut squash, you can add it directly to your stew and cook until tender.

  6. Elizabeth Studley
    October 12, 2020

    Can I substitute 0% greek yogurt at the end for the coconut milk? Because I am a Weight Watcher I am trying to cut the calories.

    • Michelle Blackwood, RN
      October 12, 2020

      Elizabeth, I think you can just leave out the coconut milk.

    • Dayna
      October 16, 2020

      If you wanted it creamyish, I’d try putting almond milk in. Lower in carbs but creamier than leaving it out. 🤷🏻‍♀️

      • Michelle Blackwood, RN
        October 16, 2020

        Great response, I was going for the unique flavor that the coconut milk brings to the dish that almond milk wouldn’t bring, but unsweetened almond milk will definitely give it a creamy flavor. Thank you Dayna.

  7. Lynn Rogers
    October 7, 2020

    I made this for dinner tonight, adding the allspice. It was delicious! We both agreed this needs to be added to the rotation recipes list. Thanks for sharing!

    • Michelle Blackwood, RN
      October 7, 2020

      Lynn, I’m so happy you both enjoyed it. Thank you for sharing your feedback and adding it to your favorite recipes.

  8. Stefani Bender-Przybylski
    October 6, 2020

    OMG..this looks amazing. Cannot wait to try it. I too am a nurse! Thanks for the recipe!

  9. kathi
    October 6, 2020

    i can not wait to try this! i just harvested 8 butternut squash!! will let you know what i think! 😋

    • Michelle Blackwood, RN
      October 6, 2020

      Ooh, I wish I lived close to you. I hope you enjoy it.

    • Jessica
      October 9, 2020

      Do you think you could sub the butternut squash for sweet potatoes? I cant seem to get a hold of butternut squash right now.

      • Michelle Blackwood, RN
        October 9, 2020

        Jessica, the pumpkin would be the best substitute and if you can’t find a pumpkin or other winter squashes like kabocha then yes.

  10. Shannon Silvestri
    October 6, 2020

    When you add the bouillon, do you add the water also?