Butternut Squash Chili
Total TimePrep: 20 min. Cook: 30 min.
Makes8 servings (2 quarts)
- 1 pound ground beef or turkey
- 3/4 cup chopped red onion
- 5 garlic cloves, minced
- 3 tablespoons tomato paste
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/2 to 1 teaspoon salt
- 1-3/4 to 2 cups water
- 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 can (15 ounces) pinto beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes
- 1 can (14-1/2 to 15 ounces) tomato sauce
- 3 cups peeled butternut squash, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
- 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
- Chopped avocado, plain Greek yogurt and shredded mozzarella cheese, optional
- In a Dutch oven over medium heat, cook beef and onion, crumbling meat, until beef is no longer pink and onion is tender, 6-8 minutes.
- Add next five ingredients; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in water, both types of beans, diced tomatoes and tomato sauce. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Stir in squash; simmer, covered, until squash is tender, 20-25 minutes. Stir in vinegar.
- If desired, serve with chopped avocado, Greek yogurt and shredded mozzarella cheese.
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Nutrition Facts1 cup: 261 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 704mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 8g fiber), 18g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 lean meat.
Oct 11, 2018
Hearty and comforting! I opted for pre-cut squash to save time. This was easy, flavorful and perfect for a cool fall day!
May 3, 2018
Thiss got rave reviews fom my family!
Nov 1, 2017
This is presently cooking in the slow cooker . I can already tell that this is going to be a winner. Steaming the squash in my IP made this a breeze to throw together. I did add salsa to kick up the flavor.
Oct 16, 2017
I made this tonight and got rave reviews! It's especially good because it is healthy & high fiber! I did use 3 Tbsp of Chili powder and 2 1/2 tsp of Cumin and a bit of Cayenne to add a little more heat.
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