Black Bean Butternut Squash Stew

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

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. 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’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:

Black Bean Burritos

Black Bean Tacos

Black Bean Nachos

Black Bean Hummus

Black Bean Enchiladas

Easy black bean butternut squash stew black saucepan with vegetables

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Nutrition

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

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 greeens and cook for about 4 minutes, delicious served with brown rice and avocado.

Michelle Blackwood

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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8 Comments
  1. Debbie L
    April 8, 2019

    Excellent!!! Thank you for sharing.

  2. Matt
    April 8, 2019

    Mine turned out a while colour from the coconut milk. What made yours come out orange? I didnt add the allspice or cayenne because i didnt have any at hand. Could that be why? It didnt have much depth of flavour

    • Michelle Blackwood
      April 8, 2019

      Matt, I’m sorry your color didn’t come out as orange. It depends on your butternut squash, some are deeper orange and some are pale. If you added allspice and cayenne, I’m positive you would have the depth of flavor I had. Also the specific bouillon cube I used added to the color and flavor. The recipe is so worth following as written for it is one of my old favorites that I updated the photo recently.

  3. Marijka
    March 10, 2019

    Is the squash already baked or do you start with it raw? Looks amazing!

    • Michelle Blackwood
      March 11, 2019

      Marijka, I used raw squash

  4. Natasha
    February 12, 2019

    I made this twice already and it was absolutely delicious!

    • Michelle Blackwood
      February 12, 2019

      Thank you for your feedback Natasha, I’m happy it turned out great.