Bison Chili with Chickpeas and Acorn Squash

  • Geteb007 Posted: 01/05/13
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    This was delicious. Have to spend some time in the kitchen, but the result is worth it as it makes a LOT. That Dutch oven is practically overflowing. I saved the (hot!hot!) beef stock that had softened the ancho chilis & added some after the chili had been simmering for a while - it needed a tad bit more moisture. And I added cumin powder,, not the toasted seeds. Also, I still had some delicata squash from my summer garden, so I substituted that for the acorn squash. Don't think I'd do that again - stick w/ acorn or butternut - they're tastier & more sturdy. 6 points/per serving for you WeightWatchers out there & very filling.

  • scadywhite Posted: 01/07/13
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    This was just okay, nothing special. My husband and daughter liked it more than I did, but they didn't love it. I also used ground cumin because I already had it. I felt like something was lacking -- cilantro? More beans? For me it was uneventful.

  • HolleeM Posted: 01/08/13
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    This dish was delish! The beef broth, mushrooms and ancho chilies gives this dish a really deep and rich flavor. Added some Swiss chard leaves for added veggies that blend so well my 4 year old ate it up too. Used ground beef instead. Not a traditional chili flavor but great in its own right. Served with brown rice which absorbed the flavors nicely. Definitely would make again.

  • Bernadette1 Posted: 02/28/13
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    I made this for dinner for my friends and my son who loves bison. It was great! Loved the addition of the squash. I thought is was easy to make and to shop for. Will definitely make again!

  • seaside725 Posted: 04/26/13
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    I thought this was a good dish. Instead of using bison, I used venison and I also couldn't find acorn squash, so I used butternut squash instead. Other then that I follow the recipe. I served it with white rice and green beans. Great meal.

  • 1hungeryferret Posted: 01/09/13
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    Wheeling, IL

    This was good but not awesome. It seemed to be missing something. I just noticed that its pictured with lime wedges so maybe I'll try that with the tons of leftovers! I served it with naan, which went well. Also, if I make it again, I will cut the cubes of squash smaller.

  • MrsDana Posted: 01/14/13
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    When I started making this chili I thought it was going to be okay but not great. I was wrong. I thought this chili had depth to it and a complex taste that I believed was probably from the beef stock-mushroom-ancho broth. I did have to make a few tweaks to it due to not all ingredients being available in the store. Instead of bison, I used a lean ground beef. I also used white mushrooms instead of cremini and a squash medley that was pre-cut at the the store. I really enjoyed this chili and thought it was very, very delicious.

  • creamcheese Posted: 01/28/13
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    Overall very happy with this. Great complex flavor and nice big serving for not too many calories. Shared with friends and they loved it. Made this with 1 lb bison, 1/2 lb ground beef, and substituted pumpkin for the squash. Did not have chili powder so I substituted extra oregano, added paprika, and more cayenne. Skipped the sour cream. Upon serving, added smoked chipolte peppers because it wasn't spicy enough for my tastes. Also added salt.

  • promogal Posted: 01/30/13
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    Really good. Next time I'll leave the ground bison a little more chunky. Had to use Butternut Squash instead of Acorn but it tasted great. Also I will give the mushrooms a good chopping next time & not obliterate them in the food processor.

  • Malenaalonzo Posted: 10/17/13
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    I made this today it was delicious my family and I enjoyed it. I served it with crusty bread. Thanks for the recipe.

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