Calabacitas means little squash
I made some this evening for the first time and man is it good!
My mother passed along a recipe from a friend and I ventured to try this delicious dish.
3-4 small zucchini
3-4 small yellow squash
1 med onion chopped
2 teaspoons garlic (preferably the kind you can buy in a jar)
green chile (bueno frozen)
fresh corn or box of frozen
2-3 tomatoes cut into large chunks
1- 1 1/2 pkgs shredded cheese (3 cheese variety works well)
olive or canola oil
slice zucchini and squash into about 1/16 inch slices - microwave in high 10 mintues
Add oil to large skillet till bottom is completely covered. Saute chopped onion until transparent.
Add garlic and chopped chile and saute together
Add squash and zucchini
salt and pepper to taste.
Cover and cook on med to low heat stirring frequently. If looks dry, add more oil. After about 15 min add corn. If frozen cook 15-20 min, less for fresh.
Add chopped tomatoes. Stir. Cook until tomatoes are hot.
Turn off heat
When cheese is melted it is ready to serve!
Makes great burritos and enchilada filling. Add beans or fried potatoes if desired!
Hope you like it as much as I did. Easy, fun, and most of all tasty.