Mexican Spaghetti Squash

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 @ 09:03 AM
posted by mrscaz

spaghetti squash

 

I kind of have a “thing” for spaghetti squash. I shared a Spaghetti Squash Greek Salad recipe a while ago on this kids belts blog and now I have a new one to share, Mexican Spaghetti Squash (replacing like a beans and rice type dish).

I like this squash because it’s so flexible and a great pasta substitute without any of the guilt and who doesn’t love a little guilt free eating? In this recipe, I roast the squash. You can boil it or microwave it (both of which are faster), but I like the flavor it gets from the roasting process.

It's not beautiful, but it's tasty!

It’s not beautiful, but it’s tasty!

Mexican Spaghetti Squash

1 Small Spaghetti Squash
1 Can of Low Sodium Black Beans (drained and rinsed)
2 Tbsp Olive oil
2 Cloves Minced Garlic
1/3 Chopped Onions
1/2 Frozen Corn
1/3 Cup Chopped Bell Pepper
1 Pint Stewed Tomatoes
Chili Powder
Garlic Powder
Ground Cumin
Salt & Pepper to taste

Preheat the oven to 375. Place the whole squash on a cookie sheet and place it in the oven. While that’s cooking, place the oil in a saute pan and add the onions, garlic and peppers. Saute the veggies until translucent. Transfer the veggies to a bigger pot and add in the tomatoes, corn, black beans. Season this mixture to your taste with the chili & garlic powder, cumin, salt and pepper. Bring the mixture to a boil and reduce the heat. Keep cooking and let it reduce to thicken some. Use an oven mitt to check the squash. It’s done when its tender when you squeeze it. Let the squash sit and cool for a few minutes. Once it’s cool, cut it in half, remove the seeds, and then use a fork to pull the “spaghetti” apart. Take all of the spaghetti and add it to the bean mixture and fold together. Serve warm just a few tortilla chips and top with a little fresh sliced avocado and fresh chopped cilantro.

This makes a great side dish, but if you want it to be a main course, add some diced chicken to the mix. If you like it a little spicier, add a small can of diced green chilies. There are so many options!! Enjoy and make it your own!

Blessings,

Common Cents Mama - Kids Belts - Toddler Belts inventor

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