- 1 delicata squash cut into bite size pieces, about 2 cups
- 1 cup yellow onion, diced
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1½ teaspoons minced fresh garlic
- 1 can kidney beans, 15.5 ounce size
- 1½ cups diced fresh tomatoes
- 5 cups vegetable stock
- 2 teaspoons dried oregano
- 2 cups chopped fresh kale
- Salt and pepper to taste
In a 4-quart pot, sauté onion for three minutes in olive oil on medium heat stirring often. Add garlic and cook stirring two more minutes. Add the rest of the ingredients and bring to a boil stirring occasionally.
When it reaches a boil reduce heat to a simmer and cover. Cook for fifteen to twenty minutes or until vegetables are soft. Add salt and pepper to taste
Chili variation: Add 2 tablespoons chili powder, 1 teaspoon ground cumin, 1 tablespoon paprika, ½ teaspoon ground red pepper, use four cups of stock instead of five, reduce oregano to 1 teaspoon
Meat variation: By adding meat, this can become a main dish. Use one pound Italian sausage or ground beef. Start by browning the meat in oil for five minutes, then add onion and garlic cooking on medium heat stirring for five more minutes.
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