Anotheryarn Eats

December 11, 2008

December 1: acorn squash burritos

Filed under: Recipes by me — Tags: , , , — anotheryarn @ 5:50 pm

I was asking for ideas to use up my remaining chile-roasted acorn squash from Thanksgiving and burritos was one suggestion (actually it was Tara with yet another yummy food idea).  It might sound weird, but I had already tried wrapping some leftover stew that was baked in a pumpkin in a tortilla last month so I was pretty certain squash burritos would be delicious.  Also, I’ve heard a few people rave about this Addictive Sweet Potato Burrito recipe from Allrecipes so I took a look at that and came up with the following squash filling:

Squash Burritos

  • Remaining chile-roasted acorn squash (guessing about 1 to 1 1/2 small acorn squashes)
  • 1 T oil
  • 1 small red onion, diced
  • 1 diced bell pepper, diced
  • 4 small garlic cloves, smooshed
  • 2 t cumin
  • 2 t chili powder
  • 1/2 t chipotle powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1-3 T water
  • grated cheddar cheese
  • flour tortillas
  • salsa

Remove the peel from the cubed squash and do any prep needed for the other ingredients.  Heat the oil in a 10″ skillet (I think I used my cast iron skillet) and sautee the onion until soft, then add the red pepper and as that brightens and becomes tender-crips add the garlic.  As soon as the garlic is fragrant add the squash and spices.  Gently smoosh everything to your desired mashed state using a potato masher (or a fork or back of a spoon).  Add the black beans and if you are worried the mixture looks a little thick add the water a tablespoon at a time.  Stir occasionally while everything heats thoroughly.

Heat your tortillas and add some squash filling, cheese and salsa, wrap and serve.


1 Comment »

  1. Maybe I should just start blogging about food. I seem to be doing better with recipe ideas than library ideas lately! I did something very similar for my chile-roasted squash burritos – only with no bell pepper and I added a can of diced tomatoes.

    Comment by Tara — December 16, 2008 @ 9:11 am

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