Game Day Beef & Butternut Squash Chili

6 servings
30 min

Chili is one of my favorite recipes, on a rainy and cold day or on game day. I decide to make this chili with my own little healthy twist to the original recipe. If you are a fan of chili, I hope you try and like this recipe.


I have typically prepared chili with beef, beans and corn. This time I decided to use beef and butternut squash which brings a touch of sweetness to this comforting dish. I started with a base of onions, garlic and bell peppers sauteed in a hot pan with avocado oil. After a few minutes, I added the butternut squash and the beef, my chili seasonings and mix all ingredient together. You want to seared the beef and butternut squash pieces, before you add the salsa and broth. You want to brown it for about 6-8 minutes. Then added 1 cup of salsa medium not spicy and 1 cup of broth. This will elevate the flavors of this chili recipe.


Now, lower the temperature and simmer for about 15 minutes until all the flavors are combined and the butternut squash is soft. I like to sneak in veggies for my picky eaters, so I added 1/2 of cup of chopped spinach, cook for about 5 minutes, so it will blend with all the ingredients. Now is ready to serve with your favorite toppings!


Enjoy it!

The butternut squash adds a layer of creaminess to this dish. So comforting.

Just add your favorite toppings. I like to add cheddar cheese, fresh chopped onions and cilantro.

Look at this wonderful cup of comforting chili, with a healthy twist.

READY FOR GAME DAY!


Let's Display_it together!

xoxo,

Myriam

Game Day Beef & Butternut Squash Chili

Recipe details

  • 6  servings
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 20 Minutes Total time: 30 min
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Ingredients

GAME DAY CHILI

  • 1 lb of organic lean ground beef
  • 1 cup of chunky salsa - medium spicy
  • 1/2 onion diced
  • 1/2 green bell pepper diced
  • 1 cup of cubed butternut squash
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 cup of veggie or beef broth
  • 1/2 tsp of cumin
  • 1/2 tsp of smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp of chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp of salt
  • 1/2 tsp of pepper
  • 1/2 cup of chopped spinach

Chili toppings

  • 1/2 cup of shredded colby cheese
  • 1/2 cup cilantro
  • 1/2 yellow sweet onions - diced

Instructions


First, prep all your ingredients. Chop the onion, bell peppers, garlic , spinach and butternut squash.
In a hot pan, heat up about 1 TBSP of avocado oil, then sautee the veggies for about 4 minutes.
Now, add the butternut squash and the beef, chili seasonings and mix all ingredient together. You want to seared the beef and butternut squash pieces, before you add the salsa and broth. You wan to brown it for about 6-8 minutes. Then add the 1 cup of salsa medium not spicy and 1 cup of broth. This will elevate the flavors of this chili recipe. Now, lower the temperature and simmer for about 15 minutes until all the flavors are combined and the butternut squash is soft.
Now, add the chopped spinach and cook for about 5 minutes so all the ingredients blend together.
It's ready to serve! Now add your favorite toppings. My favorite are cheddar cheese, onions, cilantro and jalapenos.

Tips

  • Optional toppings are other favorites: - sour cream - green onions - diced tomatoes - corn bread - corn chips
  • Instead of salsa you may use crushed tomatoes or tomato basil sauce.

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