Healthy Recipes - Butternut Squash Hatch Chili Chili

Butternut Squash Hatch Chili Chili

The slightly cooler weather has me craving chili! And with squash in season, I decided to add butternut squash to the classic take on chili. Easy to take the cubed butternut squash and eat as a veggie side for dinner, mash it onto a salad or sandwich with avocado and turkey, or have it for breakfast with oatmeal or yogurt. Because this recipe will whip you up a large batch, it easily feeds the family and freezes well for those on the go!

-Angela of WholeHealthHabits
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To cook butternut squash:

Give it a good rinse, and stick the whole thing in the oven at 350 and cook 1 to 1.5 hours, depending on thickness of butternut squash. Once cooled, cut squash in half, scoop out seeds, and cube the squash, without the peel.

 

Chili:

1 can red kidney beans

1 can white kidney benas

1 can black beans (or any variety of beans of your choosing- I wanted mine to look colorful!)

3 cups hatch chili (available frozen or canned)

1 onion

1 head of garlic

1 butternut squash, cubed

1 can tomato sauce or your favorite salsa

1 cup water

2 packets of chili seasoning or make your own below:

1 tbl chili powder

1 tbl cumin

1 tbl salt

1 tbl pepper

1 tbl paprika

1 tbl oregano

 

In a large pot, saute onion with garlic until cooked through, add the rest of your ingredients and simmer on low for 1 hour stirring occasionally, or stick it in the crock pot!