It's very very tasty, and really healthy too, so if you're looking for something different to make with a butternut squash you should try it out. The amount I make fits a very big pot and would feed about eight people, maybe even more, so you should halve the ingredients, or even quarter them if you're only feeding a couple of people. Again, instead of a list I'm just highlighting the ingredients. Because I'm lazy like that. Make your own freaking list.
This is a great vegetarian recipe, but if you like to eat meat it's also delicious with diced chicken added. Also, it's even nicer the next day. Just so you know.
Peeling and chopping up a butternut squash takes ages, so it's probably best if you prepare that first. Just peel it and dice it up into chunks... don't forget to take out the seeds and all that. Then peel and slice two carrots. Finally peel and dice a sweet potato. Set them aside.
Next chop up an onion. Any way you like, diced, sliced, whatever, you're only eating it. No need to get anal.
Cook it in the pot on a low heat in a bit of olive oil. Crush or chop 6/7 cloves of garlic and add them in there too. Cook for about ten minutes, but stir it a couple of times during, obviously...
When your onion is nicely softened, throw in your butternut squash, sweet potato and carrot, and stir for a few minutes, then bung in two tins of chopped tomatoes, with the juice and all that. Use one of your empty tomato tins to measure out two tins of water, and pour that in. Doesn't matter if the water is hot or cold, I use hot just because it's quicker to simmer then. If you want a bit of extra flavour you can crumble in a vegetable stock cube. I always do, I think it's nicer.
Next get two tins of beans. Kidney beans, chick peas, mixed beans, whatever you're into. Or you can mix and match. Drain them, rinse them and put them in the pot too.
If you haven't bothered stirring it yet, do so now. It should be simmering.
Throw in two tablespoons of sugar, two tablespoons of lemon juice, and two teaspoons of ground coriander. Also if you want to add salt, which is a good idea because salt is tasty, add about a teaspoon. Or more if you think it needs it, some people like salt more than others. Also add about a teaspoon of cayenne pepper - or more - to your taste. This is the kind of spicy bit.
Cover it and leave it to simmer for about an hour, or until everything is nice and edible.
You can eat this on its own if you want, but its really nice with mashed potato and it is also very tasty with rice or pasta.