Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Stew

slow cooker black bean quinoa and butternut stewIn this completely plant based entree we combine Butternut Squash, Black Beans and other yummy goodness for a protein filled experience that meat eaters and non meat eaters will enjoy.

As a mom of three who works full time as a Naturopathic Therapist, I am very much focused on giving my family the very best food possible and this one does not disappoint.


16 ounce can black beans
1/4 cup uncooked quinoa
1 chipotle Chile from canned chipotle chilies in adobo
1 large onion, chopped
1 cup sweet potato
1 cup Butternut Squash
2 medium Zucchini
2 Bell Peppers
4 large carrots
1/2 cup peeled garlic cloves
2-3 teaspoons chili powder
1 1/2 teaspoons ground coriander
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 1/2 teaspoons Himalayan Sea Salt
1 14.5-ounce can chopped tomatoes
3 c. water


  1. Rinse the black beans and drain.
  2. Rinse and drain the quinoa.
  3. Mince the chipotle Chile.
  4. Cut the sweet potato and butternut squash* into cubes.
  5. Cut the bell peppers, zucchini and carrots into thick chunks.
  6. Combine all of the ingredients in a slow cooker.
  7. Cook 1 hour on high plus 4 hours on low, stirring once every hour.

*Take note that of all of the root vegetables butternut squash is probably the most difficult to peel. As a time saver, you may like to consider purchasing this already peeled and cut.

Did you like this recipe? What are your favorite ways to eat butternut squash?

Author: Dr. Elise Cohen Ho
With over 25 years of experience, Elise Cohen Ho, PhD, HHP, NC, MH is an expert in natural health (mental, physical and emotional), support of the family unit and support of the individual. As a Natural Health & Lifestyle Therapist, Amazon International Bestselling Author and Motivational Speaker, she wants every person to understand that they bring incredible POWER to the world with their amazing and unique gifts. Elise is available as a freelance writer, public speaker and for private consultation. Please email to set up a FREE consultation today.


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