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Butternut Squash and Bean Chili

Serves 6-8

 

Ingredients:

1 large onion, diced, any variety
1 red bell pepper, diced
3 large garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon chipotle pepper in Adobo sauce, minced (adjust to personal preference)
1 small butternut squash, diced                                                                                                                                                                       
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
2 teaspoons salt
1, 28-ounce can whole tomatoes, coarsely chopped, with juice (diced or crushed can be used)
1-2 cups vegetable broth
1 cup frozen corn kernels (can corn can be used)
2 (15-ounce) cans kidney or black beans, rinsed
3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro                                                                                                            

Optional additions for serving:

Cooked brown rice, tortilla chips or cornbread 

2 cups shredded cheese 

¼ cup plain Greek yogurt

1 bunch cilantro, chopped

4-5 scallions, chopped
1 lime, sliced 8 ways for squeezing

2-3 avocados, sliced

½ lb spinach, fresh or frozen


Instructions:

  1. In a 4-quart heavy pot over moderately high heat, sauté onions, bell pepper, garlic, butternut squash, and chipotle in adobo in oil until softened, about 5-7 minutes. 
  2. Add chili powder, cumin, and salt and cook, stirring, 1 minute. 
  3. Add tomatoes with juice and vegetable broth and simmer, partially covered, stirring occasionally, 15 minutes. 
  4. Stir in beans and corn and continue to simmer, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes. Add more broth if necessary.
  5. Stir in cilantro. Serve on its own, or with additions of your choice.  

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