These Tex-Mex inspired stuffed Squash can be filled with whatever you have on hand: beans, corn, tomatoes, cheese, etc. Use meat in the first step, or skip entirely for a vegetarian version. For a garnish, add sour cream, minced candied jalapeños or chopped cilantro.
This simple side dish can be put together in just a few minutes if you have some cooked beans and cooked squash-- Parker's best practice is to cook everything right away and have it ready to go in the fridge or freezer for a last minute meal! Serves 4.
Gallo Pinto ("Painted Rooster" in Spanish) is the traditional Costa Rican breakfast. We swapped cooked Spelt Berries for the rice, and used Worcestershire Sauce instead of the standard Lizano sauce (for the real thing, try a speciality grocery store, like La Plaza in Lakewood, or make your own.)
This recipe can easily be made on the stove top or in the slow-cooker if you have the time. Just keep an eye on the beans to test for doneness, and don’t add the salt until the last step. You can add more liquid to make soupy, or reduce and purée it to serve as a dip.

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