Seven Sisters Native AmericanFrom redhawk 9 years ago
- 1 to 3 Fresh Z.squash, chopped into decent bite sized pieces shopping list
- 1 to 3 Fresh Yellow/Sumer squash, chopped the same shopping list
- *1/2 onion, yellow, vidalia, or red, cut into slices and broken up shopping list
- *2 cloves of garlic, rough minced shopping list
- *Yellow, Red, green bell peppers, seeded, sliced up into strips shopping list
- Enough oil or oil and butter to gently saute fresh vegetables shopping list
- *1 can of Ortega chiles, chopped or chop up the whole ones yourself shopping list
- 1 can of stewed tomatoes, the new spicy ones add a nice pop shopping list
- 1 can of kidney beans, (light or dark) some what drained shopping list
- 1 can of black beans, mostly drained. shopping list
- 1/2 to 1 cup corn, canned, frozen or fresh off the ear shopping list
- *cumin, to taste shopping list
- *red pepper flakes, to taste, or leave out if no heat desired shopping list
- * a pinch of thyme and/or marjoram, ground in your hand shopping list
- * a healthy pinch of kosher salt shopping list
- *grated sharp cheese over the top of servings, IF you want to! shopping list
- cooked rice to serve this over is good and part of the Original Recipe given to me. shopping list
- ALL Ingredients with an asterisk (*) I have added to the Basic recipe. shopping list
- You CAN add boiled, broiled, or roasted chicken torn/cut up to this. You can also add ground beef or cooked stewed beef or other left over beef if you want meat added to this vegetable dish. shopping list
How to make it
- If you plan to add meat, get it cooked or cut up if using leftovers.
- Put the Rice on to cook.
- Once everything has been chopped up that needs chopping, saute the fresh vegetables till just starting to lightly brown. Remember to be careful with when you add your garlic. Over cooking garlic causes a bitter taste!
- Add the tomatoes, beans, Ortega Chiles and corn, stir everything together gently.
- Add your spices and herbs, mix them in and cover on a low to medium heat for about five minutes.
- Add your meat if you plan to use meat this time now. Continue cooking for another five minutes or until hot all the way though.
- Serve over cooked rice.
- The amount given for this recipe serves at least 3 people, but you can see that added to the amounts can easily feed as many as you have need to. I've cooked this for a group of 30 as a side dish. The Beans and Rice provide protein, but you could also saute firm Tofu if you wanted to add that, instead of meat. (I would add some Chiopolte sauce to the Tofu, if that was what I wanted instead of meat. This is so easy to play with, I'm sure you'll have some great ideas to crack the flavor whip on this one too. It's also good with homemade Cornbread!