Three Sisters StewAlan Roettinger | Delicious Living
- Prep Time: 15 mins
- Cook Time: 18 mins
- Total Time: 33 mins
- Serves: 4 people
- Calories per serving: 366
Southwestern Native Americans employ a gardening method that combines a stalk of corn, a bean plant, and a squash plant on individual mounds. The corn provides a pole for the beans, the beans fix nitrogen in the soil for the corn, and the squash shades the mound to prevent weed growth. They’re called “the three sisters.” Corn and beans combine to form a complete protein, and the three together are delicious!
Gluten Free, Vegan
- Place oil in a large pot over high heat. Add onion, bell pepper, celery, and garlic, and cook, stirring often, until vegetables begin to soften and lightly caramelize, about 5 minutes. Add squash, corn, chile powder, salt, bouillon cube, and ½ cup water (or cooking liquid from beans). Stir well, reduce heat to medium, and cook another 5 minutes, stirring from time to time, until mixture is almost dry. Add beans and warm through.
- When beans are warm, remove pot from heat and stir in half the chopped cilantro and the lime juice. Season with salt, if needed. Serve in bowls, topped with reserved cilantro and other garnishes.
PER SERVING: 366 cal, 4g fat (1g mono, 1g poly, 2g sat), 0mg chol, 15g protein, 69g carb, 9g fiber, 402mg sodium