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Wow, good choice for the fall harvest season. Of course I am not growing any of the three, so it will all be storebought. Time to think up some dishes. And congratulations on the win!

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I actually made this a couple of weeks ago, finally getting around to posting it. Stuffed squash, pretty basic stuff.

The Players

First off, the Three Sisters:

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Acorn squash, some dried black beans, and two kinds of corn. First is the familiar corn on the cob, second is huitlacoche, a Mexican specialty also know as corn mushroom or corn smut. It is basically corn that has been attacked by fungus. Interesting stuff, tastes like corn flavored mushrooms, or mushroom flavored corn, however you want to look at it.

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And the supporting cast, salt pork, quesadilla cheese, garlic, onion and cilantro.

The Process

First off was to soak the beans.

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They soaked for about 12 hours.

The squash was cut in half, seeds cleaned out, and baked for a while.

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While it was in the oven, sliced some salt pork, rendered out the fat. Diced the onion, sweated it in the pork fat, added some salt, black pepper, chili powder and several cloves of minced garlic

Cut the kernels off the sweet corn.

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The sweet corn, the drained beans and the huitlacoche went into the pot with the onion. Added a bit of chicken stock to get a nice consistency.

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Simmered for about half an hour. The mixture was then put into the squash halves.

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Smothered with grated cheese, then into the oven until cheese was bubbly and delicious looking.

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The Product

Thought I had a picture of one of the squash halves cut in half, seem to have lost it. So I guess this is all you get.

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Sprinkled some fresh cilantro on this, and had a tasty dinner. Very good! The mushroom flavor of the corn smut was an interesting addition to the mix.

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Way cool dish teamfat!!! I have yet to work with huitlacoche, but it has been on my radar screen and to do list for a while now. This will probably be just the push I need to get some and play! Thanks!!
If memory serves me correctly, I used it before in a filling for arepas, possibly for another challenge a few years back. The filling was good, the arepas, uh, well, they were not perfect. I'll leave it at that.

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