Tex-Mex Spaghetti Squash


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Last night I had to throw some dinner together pretty fast and not spend a long time standing in the kitchen. I normally love to spend time in the kitchen cooking since it calms me down but this time I was so busy with homework and had so much to get done that I just couldn’t spend more time then had to be spent in the kitchen. I miss Tex-Mex food, Baby A’s was probably my favorite place to go when I lived in Austin and when I make it back there for summer I have to stop in and have some food. Since I can’t find Tex-Mex food here in NYC and no place really just understands about seasoning things the way I like I end up making Tex-Mex at home a lot.  When I go anyplace and I ask for them to make things spicy it just never even comes out with any spice at all so I have just given up on asking anymore.

Ingredients:

Spaghetti Squash

Black Beans – 1 can drained and rinsed

Corn – 1 can drained

Onion – 1 large sliced

Garlic – 3 cloves chopped

Seriano Pepper – 2 chopped

Bell Pepper – 1 half chopped

Butter

Cumin 

Salt

Pepper

Cilantro

This is super simple and doesn’t take long at all to make. Cut a spaghetti squash in half and scrape out the seeds and place face down in a glass baking pan with water in it and stab the squash a few times with a knife so that it will cook throughout. I always get a little excited about when I get to stab the squash, I get a little anger and frustration out.  Cook in the oven set at 350˚ for about 40 minutes  until the squash is cooked throughout then take out of the oven and water and set aside to cool. Meanwhile take onion and garlic in a skillet and saute with butter, once they are done put the rest of the vegetables in the skillet and cook and season with salt, pepper, and cumin the way that you enjoy it, I sometimes even throw some red pepper flakes in when I am cooking to boost the spiciness. 

With a fork scrape out the squash into the pan of vegetables and  mix well until all is combined well. You can then either serve on tortila shells, in a bowl, with chips or you can just put it back into the outer shell of the Squash like I did and eat it with a fork. Top with cilantro , salsa, sour cream or whatever you may feel like.

 

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