Sonoma colache

Yield: 1 Servings

Measure Ingredient
2 pounds Pumpkin or winter squash
¼ cup Bacon drippings or melted butter
1 \N Onion; chopped
2 \N Cloves garlic; minced
1 \N Green bell pepper; cut in 1\" squares
1 \N Anaheim chili pepper; cut in 1\" squares
4 \N Tomatoes; peel, seed, dice
½ pounds Green beans; cut in 1\" pieces
1½ cup Corn kernels
2 teaspoons Chili powder
1 cup Chicken stock
\N \N Salt and pepper

Peel the pumpkin or winter squash and cut into 1-inch cubes, discarding the seeds and fibrous center. Heat the bacon drippings or butter in a large skillet or Dutch oven over moderate heat, add the squash and cook for 5 minutes, tossing or stirring frequently. Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes longer.

Add the garlic, pepper, chile, tomatoes, beans, corn and chili powder and stir to combine. Add the stock, 1 tsp. salt and ½ tsp. pepper, then cover and cook over low heat until the vegetables are tender, about 20 minutes.

Season with salt and pepper, if necessary.

Serves 6-8.

NOTE: "This is a winner - hot, warm, or at room temperature. It is surprisingly good and appeals to those who do not care for pumpkin.

According to the late Helen Evans Brown, who was very knowledgeable about California - and West Coast - cookery, this was one of the few vegetables dishes in which the rancheros indulged. It is an old recipe for an all-vegetable stew, and you may vary the ingredients to suit what is available. It is a good dish to carry to a picnic or barbecue." Recipe by: California The Beatiful Cookbook Posted to MC-Recipe Digest by KSBAUM <KSBAUM@...> on Mar 29, 1998

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