Black Bean and ButterNut Squash Mexican Skillet

Don't knock butternut squash in an mexican dish till you try it. I think I had my first butternut squash taco experience in East Nashville at Mas Tacos (the best), and I've been dreaming of that sweet and spicy goodness ever since.
The sweetness from the squash just complements the spices and black beans in this recipe so well. You'll be going back for seconds! 





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Black Bean and ButterNut Squash Mexican Skillet
A tasty, zesty, and flavorful easy weeknight skillet meal. Gluten Free and Vegan!
Ingredients
  • 2 teaspoon Olive Oil
  • 3 cups 1/2 inch diced, Butternut Squash**
  • to taste Salt and Pepper
  • 1 diced Medium Yellow Onion
  • 3 cloves of garlic Garlic
  • 1/2 diced Jalapeno*
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cumin
  • 1 teaspoon Chili Powder
  • 1 - 15oz Can Black Bean
  • 15oz Red Enchilada Sauce *optional*
  • 1 cup Cheddar or Fiesta Blend Vegan Cheese
  • 8 Corn Tortillas or 1/2 cup of Crushed Chips Corn Tortillas or Corn Chips*
Instructions
In a large cast iron of pan, heat olive oil. When hot, add olive oil, garlic, and jalapeno and cook till onions are translucent and garlic is fragrant. *jar jalapeno works just as well as fresh. I actually prefer to use jarred because its less spicy (to my taste)Next add cubed squash, spices, and cook. Stirring occasionally till squash is cooked through. **to make this recipe 10x easier. Use frozen squash. Just cook it slightly before adding it to the pan so the water from the squash doesn't water up your meal. After adding the squash, add black beans, corn tortilla and enchilada sauce. ***I have cooked with and without the enchilada sauce. They both taste amazing so its up to you if you want to add it or not. Turn the heat down and add 1/2 cup of cheese and mix it in. Once mixed add the rest of the cheese to the top and cover the pan with a lid or aluminum foil and let the cheese on top melt.Once melted remove from heat, top with your favorite toppings and enjoy!
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 4 Serving

I love to top my dish with some vegan sour cream (recipe from hot for food). While the hubs likes a lot of salsa and some more cheese on his.
Happy Cooking Friends!

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