South American Butternut Squash Stew
90 mins (prep 35, cooking 55)
19 ingredients
12 servings
This iconic South American stew, called locro, is the perfect hearty winter meal when served with hot crusty bread. Roasted squash seeds add crunch.Locro (from the Quechua ruqru) is a hearty thick stew popular along the Andes mountain range. The dish is a common plate for the Peruvian cuisine, which at one point held the center of the Inca empire. It is also one of the most typical Argentine dishes prepared by the different native Indian tribes at a time of the Spanish conquest. Its origin dates to before the Spanish colonial times. Locro at the table, with quiquirimichi and bread.The defining ingredients are corn, some form of meat (usually beef, but sometimes beef jerky or chorizo), and vegetables. Other ingredients vary widely, and typically include onion, beans, squash or pumpkin. It is mainly eaten in winter and is therefore has a greater caloric value. In Argentina it spread from the Cuyo region to the rest of the country. It is considered a national dish and is often served on May 25, the anniversary of the May Revolution. Recipe CuisineAtHome Magazine, Issue 79, February 2010 edition. Locro being served at Simoca market, ArgentinaIn some parts, such as in the Santiago del Estero Province of Argentina, a red hot sauce made from red peppers and paprika known as quiquirimichi is served on the side.

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Serving Size (240.31 g)
Servings 12
Amount per Serving
Calories 296.84 Calories from Fat 176.85
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19.65g 362.74%
Saturated Fat 6.17g 370.38%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 33.26mg 133.06%
Sodium 477.38mg 238.69%
Total Carbohydrate 21.31g 85.25%
Dietary Fiber 3.89 g 186.58%
Sugars 4.06 g %
Protein 11.27g 270.5%
Vitamin A 16206.89IU% Vitamin C 32.33mg%
Calcium 93.31mg% Iron 1.98mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
sliced onions, diced tomatoes with juice, jalapeno pepper, dried oregano, smoked paprika, frozen corn kernels, minced fresh cilantro, fresh ground black pepper, crumbled cotija cheese, roasted