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

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. 

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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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89 Comments
  1. Kathy
    November 14, 2019

    Soup was delicious, have you ever tried freezing some for another day?

  2. Tina
    November 14, 2019

    Holy crow lady! This is an amazing recipe. I’ve been feasting on it for lunch all week. Fabulous! I wouldn’t change a thing. In fact, that exactly what my non-vegan boy friend said, b/c I’m always messing with recipes. He wants this next weekend again, and said “don’t change a thing”!

    • Michelle Blackwood
      November 14, 2019

      Tina that’s fantastic, I’m so happy you and your boyfriend enjoyed it. Thank you very much for your feedback, it is so encouraging!

  3. Julia
    November 13, 2019

    This is so delicious. I didn’t have bullion so I skipped that, but I added red pepper and turmeric at the end with the spinach and it’s so good I’m on my second bowl. Thank you!

    • Michelle Blackwood
      November 13, 2019

      Julia, I’m so happy it turned out great without the bouillon, thank you for sharing with us your adjustments.

  4. Andee
    November 13, 2019

    Great recipe! Hubby liked it too. I used chicken broth and chicken bullion (because that’s all I had) also used Tumeric for color. That mixed with the coconut oil and milk made it have a tasty Indian vibe. Thanks for the recipe!

  5. Terlina
    November 12, 2019

    OMG. This black bean butternut squash stew is beyond perfect. This vegan path I’ve started is like the best decision I’ve made re food. I thought nothing could top meat but I was dead wrong. I can’t wait to try some of your other recipes. Yummy 😋.

    • Michelle Blackwood
      November 12, 2019

      This is good news Terlina, I’m so happy you enjoyed it, congratulations on your journey. Thank you for sharing your feedback.

  6. pranita
    November 10, 2019

    I became fan of your recipes .Every recipe is fantastic . Please check my recipes too.

  7. Kathy
    November 7, 2019

    I made this in the crockpot and added a touch of safron and tumeric at the end to give it a brighter color. It was hit with the crowd. Thank you for sharing!

    • Michelle Blackwood
      November 7, 2019

      Kathy, I’m so happy you enjoyed it. Thank you for your feedback. I love the idea of adding saffron.

    • Jennifer
      November 13, 2019

      Love this recipe and just made a double batch. Does it freeze well?

  8. Anna
    November 5, 2019

    Butternut squash and acorn squash were on sale at Aldi for like 89 cents so of course I bought a few. I’ve used both types in this stew and not only is it so beautiful on the table but it packs a nutritional punch and makes a complete meal! If you plan on feeding more than two definitely double it or if you are on the market for leftovers. I doubled it all and just used the whole can of coconut milk which is probably slightly more than cups. This is such an easy affordable meal! MAKE IT! You won’t regret it!

    • Michelle Blackwood
      November 5, 2019

      Wow Anna that’s a steal to find them at such a good price. I’m so happy you enjoyed it and I love acorn squash so I’ll definitely be using it next time. Thank you for your lovely feedback.

  9. Holly
    November 3, 2019

    I am typing as I eat my first bowl of this soup because it is just that good! Make this and indulge in velvety richness with just the right kick and depth of flavor!

    • Michelle Blackwood
      November 4, 2019

      Holly, I’m so happy you are enjoying it, thank you for your great description. I appreciate it.

  10. KarenL
    November 3, 2019

    This sounds great. Did you used canned coconut milk or from a carton?

    • Michelle Blackwood
      November 3, 2019

      Sometimes I use fresh coconut because that is my preference but otherwise I only use canned coconut milk, there is a brand in the carton called ArroyD that I love but it is not available in my area. If you are using from the carton, make sure it is unsweetened and the only ingredients are coconut and water.

  11. Coren
    November 3, 2019

    Hi! Would love to make this recipe. Just wondering if I can sub in frozen cubed butternut squash instead of fresh, as I have lots of frozen I’d like to use up. I’m assuming it’s a fine sub but just wanted to check.