This simple vegetable stew with vibrant Mexican flavors takes inspiration from pipíans, Mexico’s mole-like sauces, thickened with seeds. Here, a combination of almonds and sesame seeds gives the sauce body and richness.... Read More
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The meaty Mexican stew with no meat is a study of assertive flavors, textures, color, and nutrition. What makes it seem so meaty? Almonds and sesame seeds are some hefty plant proteins, and they're pulverized into a meal with chile powder, cumin, oregano and salt in the food processor. Butternut squash, carrots, canned pinto beans, canned diced fire-roasted tomatoes, and optional frozen corn combine to make it healthy, colorful and even more delicious. The final toppings, not to be overlooked, are the chopped cilantro leaves and sour cream.