Saute about 3 minutes in 2 tablespoons of water or tomato juice:
1 medium onion, cut in half and sliced
2 cups butternut squash cubes (no larger than 1" square)
Add, mix well and simmer another 3 minutes:
2 cups chopped fresh or canned tomatoes
3 cloves garlic, chopped
2 tablespoons molasses
1 teaspoon red chili powder
1/8 teaspoon cumin
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste
Place the mixture into an oiled casserole dish and fold in:
2 cups cooked lima beans
Sprinkle on top a mixture of:
1/4 cup melted butter
1/2 cup bread crumbs
2-4 tablespoons parmesan cheese or grated cheddar cheese
Bake uncovered 1 hour. Serve with a green salad.
Makes 6 servings.
If you'd like to use this recipe but make it more healthy by substituting some ingredient(s), by all means do so! For example, you might prefer to use your own version of a crumb topping or eliminate it altogether. You could also try using different kinds of beans and/or squash in this recipe.
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