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 about 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

Check out the video on How To Peel And Chop Butternut Squash

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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273 Comments
  1. Kris
    November 30, 2020

    When you say coconut milk- do you mean in the can or in the carton? Coconut milk in recipes always confuses me because those 2 are totally different.

    • Michelle Blackwood, RN
      November 30, 2020

      Kris, the can one is fine. If the ones in the carton are unsweetened they will work.

    • Kris
      November 30, 2020

      So I made this tonight. I took some of the butternut squash out after simmering and used my immersion blender to purify- added back to the soup. I didn’t have kale so I used Swiss chard. I also added more broth to make it soupier.
      Holy cow was this an amazing soup- definitely a keeper!!!

  2. Rachel
    November 27, 2020

    Delicious! I used kidney beans, frozen kale and pre-chopped pumpkin. Thanks for the recipe!

    • Michelle Blackwood, RN
      November 27, 2020

      Rachel, you are welcome. Thankyou for sharing your adjustments.

      • Kris
        November 30, 2020

        Made this soup tonight. I took some of squash out after simmering and purified with my immersion blender then added back to the soup. I didn’t have kale so I used Swiss chard, and I added more broth to make it soupier.
        Holy cow – this is an amazing soup- definitely a keeper!

  3. Linda
    November 25, 2020

    This recipe is amazing. Thank you.

  4. Emily
    November 23, 2020

    This was amazing. I used chicken stocked and cashew milk. This also freezes really well. I portioned it out for lunch and it was perfect for work

  5. Ruth
    November 20, 2020

    This was so good. Thank you. This is definitely making it in my rotation for healthy awesome meals!