Southwest Butternut Squash Soup

Russ Myers

By
@Beegee1947

For the appearance and flavors of the "Old West" this recipe is a must have in your recipe book.
Everyone is sure to enjoy this soup


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Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Serves:
5 (one cup) Servings
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
20 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

2 lb
butternut squash, cut in half lengthwise; seeds and pulp removed
1 Tbsp
extra virgin olive oil
1 medium
onion, chopped
1 Tbsp
fresh grated ginger
3 c
vegetable or chicken stock
1/2 c
dark beer
3/4 c
salsa

TOPPINGS

salsa
sour cream
ground cumin

Step-By-Step

1Place squash cut side down in a baking dish with a small amount of water.
Microwave on high 20 minutes, or until skin is fork tender.

2Meanwhile saute the onion and ginger in olive oil in a 4 quart Dutch Oven until the onion is tender.

Add the broth; cover and simmer for 10 minutes.

Stir in beer and salsa.

3Cool squash in ice cold water, drain well.
Scoop the cooled squash from the skin and stir into the broth.

4Place half of the soup mixture in a blender* and puree. Repeat with remaining soup mixture.

Return soup to the Dutch Oven and heat until ready to serve.

Garnish each serving with a spoonful of salsa, dollops of sour cream and a dusting of cumin.

5Note:
*An immersion blender can be used in place of a blender to puree the soup in the Dutch oven.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Vegetable Soup
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Southwestern
Other Tag: Quick & Easy