Butternut Squash Chili



Get in the fall spirit with this delicious and comforting butternut squash chili! Butternut squash is an excellent source of fiber, potassium, and other essential vitamins and minerals. The best part is that it's currently in season! So stock up on some butternut squash at your local farmer's market for optimal freshness!


Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil

  • 4 cups Butternut Squash (peeled, chopped into 1/2-inch pieces)

  • 1/2 cup Red Onion (chopped)

  • 1 Red Bell Pepper (chopped)

  • 1/2 tsp Cumin

  • 1 1/2 tsps Chili Powder

  • 3/4 tsp Sea Salt

  • 2 cups Black Beans (drained, rinsed)

  • 3/4 cup Vegetable Broth

  • 1 1/2 cups Diced Tomatoes


Instructions:

  1. Heat the oil in a large dutch oven or pot over medium heat. Once hot, add in the squash, onion, and bell pepper and saute for five minutes.

  2. Reduce the heat to medium-low and add the cumin, chili powder, salt, beans, broth, and tomatoes. Simmer covered for 25 to 30 minutes, until the squash is cooked through and some of the liquid has reduced.

  3. Season with salt to taste and divide into bowls, serve and enjoy!


Notes:

  • Leftovers: Refrigerate in a sealed container for up to four days, or freeze for up to two months.

  • Serving Size: One serving is equal to about 1 1/2 cups of chili.

  • More Flavor: Add more spice such as cayenne.

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