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Beef and Butternut Chili

Photo: Ditte Isager
Hands-on time 36 mins
Total time 2 hrs, 40 mins
Yield

Serves 6

Ingredients

  • Cooking spray
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil, divided
  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless chuck roast, trimmed and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh garlic
  • 2 teaspoons diced jalapeño pepper
  • 2/3 cup dry red wine
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ancho chile pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 (28-ounce) can whole tomatoes, undrained and chopped
  • 1 (15-ounce) can no-salt-added kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups (1/2-inch) cubed peeled butternut squash
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped carrot
  • 6 tablespoons reduced-fat sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro leaves

Nutrition Information

  • calories 308
  • fat 9.9 g
  • satfat 3.3 g
  • monofat 3.6 g
  • polyfat 1 g
  • protein 28.4 g
  • carbohydrate 25.5 g
  • fiber 5.8 g
  • cholesterol 55 mg
  • iron 4.7 mg
  • sodium 606 mg
  • calcium 138 mg

How to Make It

  1. Heat a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add 1 teaspoon oil; swirl. Sprinkle beef with salt. Add beef to pan; sauté 8 minutes, turning to brown on all sides. Remove beef.

  2. Add 2 teaspoons oil to pan. Add onion and bell pepper; sauté 3 minutes. Add tomato paste, garlic, and jalapeño; sauté 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Add wine; bring to a boil, scraping pan. Cook 2 minutes. Return beef to pan.

  3. Stir in ancho chile pepper and the next 7 ingredients (through kidney beans), and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to medium, and simmer gently for 1 hour. Add butternut squash and 1 cup carrot, and simmer for 1 hour or until beef is tender. Ladle 1 1/3 cups chili into each of 6 bowls, and top each with 1 tablespoon sour cream and 1 teaspoon cilantro.