Black Bean and Butternut Squash Chili

Black Bean and Butternut Squash Chili
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Black Bean and Butternut Squash Chili

Jackie Newgent

Black Bean and Butternut Squash Chili

I've created a game day chili to please every palate. It's vegan … but you may not want to tell the guys beforehand! You can certainly serve it up with sour cream and cheese. But do try it without. I think you'll find this intriguing chili — with the surprise additions of butternut squash and pumpkin pie spice — doesn't need to be over-accessorized. The creamy avocado on top is a perfect finish.

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Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the onion, bell pepper, and jalapeño and sauté until the onion is lightly caramelized, about 8 minutes. Add the garlic and sauté for 30 seconds.

Add the broth, vinegar, tomatoes, butternut squash, chili powder, pumpkin pie spice, and salt and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer until all of the vegetables are softened, about 25 minutes.

Stir in the beans and simmer uncovered over low heat, stirring occasionally, until the desired consistency is reached, about 10 minutes. Stir in the chopped cilantro and adjust seasoning. Transfer to individual bowls, top with the avocado and cilantro sprigs, and serve.


Calories per serving:

95 kcal

Daily value:



  • Carbohydrate, by difference 13 g
  • Protein 3 g
  • Total lipid (fat) 4 g
  • Vitamin A, IU 12057 IU
  • Vitamin A, RAE 595 µg
  • Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid 15 mg
  • Vitamin D 2 IU
  • Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) 3 mg
  • Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 4 µg
  • Ash 2 g
  • Calcium, Ca 51 mg
  • Carotene, alpha 1182 µg
  • Carotene, beta 4945 µg
  • Cholesterol 7 mg
  • Choline, total 8 mg
  • Cryptoxanthin, beta 3203 µg
  • Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 2 g
  • Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 1 g
  • Fatty acids, total saturated 1 g
  • Fiber, total dietary 4 g
  • Folate, DFE 20 µg
  • Folate, food 20 µg
  • Folate, total 20 µg
  • Glutamic acid 1 g
  • Iron, Fe 1 mg
  • Lutein + zeaxanthin 8 µg
  • Lycopene 1 µg
  • Magnesium, Mg 35 mg
  • Niacin 2 mg
  • Phosphorus, P 57 mg
  • Phytosterols 13 mg
  • Potassium, K 367 mg
  • Selenium, Se 4 µg
  • Sodium, Na 258 mg
  • Sugars, total 3 g
  • Theobromine 1 mg
  • Water 169 g
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