Three Sisters CasseroleBy Chatelaine
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Norma Condo is the chef behind Miqmak Catering Indigenous Kitchen, the first permanent Indigenous-owned restaurant in Montreal. Her casserole recipe uses squash, corn and beans—a trio known as the “Three Sisters” because they grow together as a unit, with the cornstalks holding up the beans while the squash protects the roots at the base.
- 4 cups diced tomatoes
- 1 butternut squash
- 5 cups corn kernels
- 2 cups navy beans , cooked or canned, drained
- Pour tomatoes into a blender or food processor. Purée until smooth. Peel butternut squash, and then halve lengthwise. Remove and discard seeds. Cut squash into small cubes.
- Combine tomatoes and squash in a pot over medium-low. Simmer for 20 min.
- Add corn and beans. Continue simmering until squash is tender, about 15 min more.