FOOD

Acorn Squash Bowls

Acorn squash is your new favourite veg and you can't go wrong with this super simple recipe!

FOOD

Acorn Squash Bowls

Acorn squash is your new favourite veg and you can't go wrong with this super simple recipe!

Ingredients

  • 2 squash - such as onion or acorn - bear in mind you
  • will use the squash as the ‘bowl’
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 large red chilli, chopped
  • 2 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp dark brown muscovado sugar
  • 1 tbsp chipotle paste
  • 1 red pepper, deseeded and chopped
  • 410g can black beans, drained and rinsed

Steps

  1. Chop the top of the squashes off, spoon out the flesh and chop it roughly - you are aiming to get a bowl out of the squash .
  2. Bake the squash bowl and it’s lid at 180 C for 30 - 40 minutes until soft but still holding it’s shape.
  3. Heat the oil in a large saucepan and cook the onion and pepper for 5 minutes, or until softened. Add the garlic and red chilli, and cook for a further minute. Add the squash, tomatoes, sugar, chipotle paste and 150ml cold water. Cover and simmer gently for 10 minutes.
  4. Stir in the squash, cover and simmer for a further 30 - 40 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the squash is tender and the sauce has thickened. Finally, add the beans and simmer for 5 minutes.
  5. Serve immediately inside the squash bowls with coriander, avocado and pickled pink onions to garnish.