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Butternut Squash Chili

Jami Nolen

September 20, 2009

 

Yield

Makes 8 servings (serving size: 1 cup)

 

Ingredients

  • 1 pound extra-lean ground beef
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 (14.5-ounce) cans Mexican-style stewed tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 (16-ounce) can chili beans
  • 1/2 small butternut squash, peeled and cubed (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 1 cup low-sodium beef broth
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup frozen corn kernels
  • serve with shredded cheese and whole wheat crackers, optional


Preparation

Cook beef, bell pepper, and next 2 ingredients in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat until meat crumbles and is no longer pink. Drain well, and return to Dutch oven.

 

Stir in tomatoes and next 7 ingredients; bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 15 minutes.

 

Stir in corn, and cook, uncovered, 15 minutes or until squash is tender and chili is thickened.


Nutritional Information

Calories: 234 (22% from fat)
Fat: 6 g (sat 2.3 g, mono 2.3 g, poly 0.4 g)
Protein: 17 g
Carbohydrate: 30 g
Fiber: 6.8 g
Cholesterol: 21 mg
Iron: 2.9 mg
Sodium: 642 mg
Calcium: 65 mg

 

 

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