Side Dishes - Phase 2 - Butternut Squash Mole

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02-03-2009, 05:18 PM
taken from Wegman's Menu Magazine
Serves 8

2 tbsp olive oil
40 oz butternut squash, cut into 1 inch pieces
1 jar chipotle salsa
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 bar (1 square) Dark Chocolate 72% cocao, chopped
salt and pepper to taste

1. heat oil in large skillet on medium; add squash. Cook for about 2 mins and stir, until lightly browned. Cover and cook for 5-7 minutes until well browned and starting to soften

2. Stir in salsa and cinnamon, re-cover and on med-low for 35-40 mins. Stir often! Squash should be tender.

3. Stir in chocolate. It should melt in a few seconds. Season to taste w/ S&P.

Nutritional Information:
serving size 1 cup
140 cals
23g carbs
4g fiber
2g protein
6g fat (2 saturated)
310mg sodium

02-03-2009, 06:05 PM
Wow, sounds interesting. I've heard of mole, but I'm gonna reveal my mole ignorance and ask how you use/serve it - as a topping, a side dish on it's own, something else?

02-04-2009, 05:20 PM

Side dish. I am sure you can add it as a topping to say, a steak.

02-04-2009, 07:43 PM
I totally wasn't paying attention and envisioned a squash shaped mole...

I love mole - I'll definitely be trying this. Sounds great, Jenn! Thanks for sharing.