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southwestern stuffed acorn squash – veganmofo 8

3930562108_f07c8dec17We received two beautiful acorn squash(es?) from our neighbor’s garden, so, for dinner tonight, I modified and veganized this recipe from Eating Well magazine. Here’s my version:

Vegan Southwestern Stuffed Acorn Squash


  • 2 acorn squash
  • 6 ounces Soyrizo
  • 1/2 medium red bell pepper, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2-3 teaspoons chili powder, according to your preference
  • 1-2 teaspoon ground cumin, according to your preference
  • 2 cups chopped cherry tomatoes
  • 1 15-ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Several dashes hot red pepper sauce, to taste (I used Tapatio, the hot variety)
  • 1 cup shredded vegan cheddar or Monterey Jack (I used Daiya’s cheddar)
  • Prep:

    1) Cut squash in half horizontally. Scoop out and discard seeds. Place the squash cut-side down on the prepared baking sheet. Bake until tender, about 45 minutes. When the squash are tender, reduce oven temperature to 325°.

    2) Meanwhile, lightly oil a large cast-iron skillet; heat over medium heat. Add soyrizo and cook, turning with a spatula or wooden spoon, until heated through and lightly browned, 5 minutes or so. Add bell pepper; cook, stirring often, until softened, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in garlic, chili powder and cumin; cook for 30 seconds. Stir in tomatoes, beans, salt and hot sauce, scraping up any browned bits. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer until the tomatoes are broken down, 10 to 12 minutes.

    3) Fill the squash halves with the soyrizo/bean mixture. Top with cheese. Place on the baking sheet and bake until the filling is heated through and the cheese is melted, 8 to 10 minutes.

    IMG_1100Beautiful squash(es?)!


    We had them with a green leaf lettuce, carrot, and cherry tomato salad.


    Terrible photos, but a delicious autumn dinner. Try it!


      jenitreehugger wrote @

    They look awesome and such pretty looking squashes too.

      Andrea wrote @

    This sounds *fantastic*!

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