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Spiced Pumpkin and Red Beans

No recipe image available.A wholesome, delicious and nutritious pumpkin and red kidney bean stew served over rice.

Recipe Ingredients:

3 cups cooked light or dark red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
4 cups peeled, diced pumpkin
2 medium onions
2 tomatoes, cored and chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon minced fresh gingerroot
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 cups water

Cooking Directions:

  1. To prepare the pumpkin, cut in half, remove seeds, and peel off outer skin. Parboiling or baking the pumpkin first may make peeling easier.
  2. Coat skillet with nonstick cooking spray and sauté pumpkin and onion for 4 minutes over medium heat.
  3. Add tomatoes, garlic, and ginger, and cook for an additional 4 minutes.
  4. Add seasonings and cook for an additional 4 minutes.
  5. Add seasonings and cook for 1 minute longer, stirring frequently. Stir in water and cook for 35 to 40 minutes, until pumpkin is tender.
  6. Stir in beans and cook for 10 minutes. Serve with steamed rice.

Makes 4 to 6 servings.

Recipe provided courtesy Michigan Bean Commission.