Borlotti Bean Mole with Roast Winter Squash

Borlotti Bean Mole with Roast Winter Squash
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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 319.2
  • Total Fat: 12.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.8 mg
  • Sodium: 931.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 49.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 14.4 g
  • Protein: 10.7 g

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adapted from Denis Cotter's Wild Garlic, Gooseberries and Me, inspired by adapted from Denis Cotter's Wild Garlic, Gooseberries and Me, inspired by
Number of Servings: 4


    1 1/2 cups (7 ounces) fresh or previously cooked borlotti beans
    1 1/2 cups (7 ounces) winter squash
    1 tablespoon olive oil
    4 - 5 big leaves of kale (3 1/2 ounces)
    1 medium onion, chopped
    2 - 4 red jalapeno chiles, halved, seeded, and chopped
    2 garlic cloves, chopped
    1 pound of fresh plum tomatoes, chopped or 14-ounce can
    2 teaspoons paprika
    1 ounce of almonds, dark roasted and finely ground
    2 ounces dark 70% dark chocolate, broken into pieces


Preheat oven to 180C / 350F / Gas mark 4. Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil, add the borlotti beans and cook for about 10-15 minute until they are just cooked or even slightly undercooked. Drain and cool under cold running water, and set aside.

Cut the squash flesh into good-sized chunks, about 2 cm or 3/4-inch squares, place them in a roasting pan and toss with olive oil. Roast them in the oven for about 20 minutes until caramelized on the outside but still firm. Reduce the oven temperature to 130C/ 250F / Gas mark 1/2. (hs note: alternately, you can brown the squash in a skillet.)

Without removing the central stem, cut the kale across the leaf into 2cm / 3/4-inch slices. Pour olive oil into an oven-proof casserole dish (pot) and fry the onion and chilies gently over a low to medium heat for 20-30 minutes, until caramelized. Add the garlic and fry for three minutes more. Add the tomatoes and paprika, bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer gently for 15 minutes. Add the ground almonds, chocolate, squash, borlotti beans, kale, and a teaspoon of salt. Stir until the chocolate has melted. Cover the casserole and put it in the oven to cook gently for 2 hours.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MADEMCHE.