Tacos, Black Bean and Butternut Squash (Boom)

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Ready in 30 minutes

Excellent dish adapted from Milliken and Feniger on Food Network


1 1/2 cups refried black beans
1 small butternut squash
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon Salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
8 soft corn tortillas
Pickled shallots; (see recipe below)
sprigs Cilantro; for serving
3 Serrano chiles; seeds removed if desired, diced
1 Crema, creme fraiche or sour cream; creme fraiche or sour cream for serving
Pickled Shallots:
1 cup red wine vinegar
1 cup dry red wine
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons black peppercorns
1 tablespoons mustard seeds
2 teaspoons red pepper flakes
2 teaspoons coarse salt
20 medium shallots; peeled

Original recipe makes 4 Servings



For shallots:

Combine the vinegar, wine, brown sugar, peppercorns, mustard, chile flakes, and salt in a medium saucepan. Stir over low heat until the sugar is dissolved. Add the shallots and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook 5 minutes. Set aside to cool completely in the liquid.

Transfer the shallots and all their liquid to a jar or plastic container. Cover tightly and store in the refrigerator up to two weeks.

For tacos:

Warm the refried beans gently over low heat. Cut the butternut squash in half crosswise at the narrowest point. Cut each half in half again lengthwise. Peel each section with a vegetable peeler or a flexible sharp knife. Use a teaspoon to scrape out the seeds and strings. Cut into 1/2- inch dice. Heat large nonstick skillet over high heat. Add olive oil. When it smokes, add squash cubes and toss well. Sprinkle with 1 teaspoon salt, cinnamon, cumin and black pepper. Saute over high heat, tossing frequently, until browned outside and tender but not mushy inside, about 10 minutes.

To serve, heat tortillas quickly one by one in a very hot dry skillet, about 10 seconds per side. Assemble tacos by spooning in black beans, topping with Sauteed squash, sliced pickled shallots, cilantro sprigs, diced Serranos, and cream. Roll up and serve 2 per person.

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