This whole grain butternut squash stew is loaded with comforting flavors similar to a chili, but with more vegetables. The chunks of squash become really tender and smooth, giving it a buttery texture with a complex taste. It's an amazingly gourmet twist on a rather simple one-pot slow cooker dish. Using the whole grains of wheat, Kamut or rye help keep you full for hours.
Southwestern Butternut, Wheat, and Sausage StewLean Turkey sausage, cooked and crumbled| 2 lbs.
Whole Organic Grains Red Wheat, Kamut or Rye| 1 cup
Vegetable Stock| 3 cups
Butternut Squash, diced| 1 lb.
Fire roasted Organic tomato dices| 1 15 oz. can
Organic Black beans, cooked| 1 15 oz. can
Green chiles, diced| ½ cup
Fajita seasoning| 1 Tbsp.
Garlic, minced| 2 Tbsp.
Cumin seed| 1 tsp.
Directions: In a slow cooker, combine all ingredients. Cook on low 6-8 hours or High 3-4 hours until the grain is tender. Serve hot. Yield 16 1 cup servings.
Estimated Nutritional Information: 216 calories, 6 grams fat, 22 grams carbohydrates, 4 grams fiber, 18 grams protein.