Butternut Squash Black Bean Chili

Three words to describe this black bean chili: Fall. Filling. Flavorful. Double (or triple) the ingredients, freeze, and you’re set for the week! Eat it over brown rice or couscous.

Oh, did we mention it’s a one-pot meal as well?

Butternut Squash Black Bean Chili Ingredients

Serves 4

1 Tbsp. olive oil½ medium butternut squash, seeded, peeled and 1-inch diced
½ large yellow onion, chopped
½ red bell pepper, chopped
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 14.5 oz. can diced tomatoes, no salt added
1 15.5 oz. can black beans, low sodium, drained and rinsed
1-2 cups water
1 ½ Tbsp. chili powder
1 Tbsp. oregano
1 Tbsp. basil
½ tsp. broth concentrate (optional)
Salt and pepper to taste

Method of Preparation

1. In a large saucepan, heat oil over medium heat and add butternut squash.

2. Stir until it is lightly golden, about 10-15 minutes.

3. Add onion, bell pepper, and garlic and sauté for another 5 minutes.

4. Add tomatoes, beans, water, chili powder, oregano, basil, salt, pepper, and broth concentrate if using. Bring to a boil.

5. Cover and reduce heat to simmer and cook for another 20-30 minutes or until vegetables are soft.

6. Serve with brown rice or couscous.

Nutrition per Serving

Calories: 290
Carbohydrates: 54g
Sodium: 290mg
Total Fat: 5g
Protein: 12g

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