1/2 small butternut squash, peeled and cubed (about 1 1/2 cups)
1 cup low-sodium beef broth
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
1 cup frozen corn kernels
How to Make It
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 5 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.
This is an excellent chili! To decrease the sodium, I recommend draining and rinsing the beans. This recipe will be perfect for the winter and it will be featured in this year's Eat Smart Move More..Maintain don't gain Holiday Challenge!
Used this as a guide and the dish turned out great. Instead of ground beef, I used TVP (reconstituted in beef broth). Wasn't shooting for a veg. meal; wanted to use up some TVP we have on hand. This turned out great. To make up for the lack of meat taste, I added some tomato paste before adding the liquids. Also I used regular diced tomatoes and amped up the flavor by using some chipotle pepper powder. Used only one can of tomatoes and added a bit more beef broth.
Everyone loved this chili. Used Bush's medium chili beans and Rotel diced tomatoes along with the cumin and mexican chili powder this was spicy enough for the adults and still kid friendly. served with a dollop of sour cream and grated cheddar and mini corn muffins for a satisfying weeknight dinner. Will definately make again.