Squash and Black Bean Chili Recipe

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Try this Squash and Black Bean Chili Recipe for a hearty vegetarian meal.
Cook 40 to 45 minutes COOK TIME

Ingredients

  • Try this Squash and Black Bean Chili Recipe for a healthy take on chili made with beans and Buttercup squash you can grow right in the garden.

    Squash and Black Bean Chili Recipe

    2 tablespoons olive oil
    2 onions, diced
    1 clove garlic, minced
    2 red bell peppers, diced
    2 teaspoons chili powder
    1 teaspoon ground cumin
    1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
    1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
    1/2 cup dry red wine
    2 cups tomatoes, chopped (reserve juice)
    2 cups 'Buttercup' or 'Butternut' squash, pared and diced
    2 cups cooked black beans
    2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
    2 tablespoons fat-leaf parsley

Directions

  • Heat olive oil over medium heat in large, heavy pot.
  • Add onions, garlic and peppers. Cook for 10 minutes until vegetables have wilted.
  • Add the spices; cook 1 minute, stirring to coat vegetables well.
  • Add chopped tomatoes with their juices, red wine and squash. Bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, about 20 minutes or until squash is tender.
  • Add cooked beans. Cook 10 minutes more. Before serving, garnish with cilantro and parsley.
    Read more about Cherokee Purple tomatoes and other MOTHER reader favorite varieties: Favorite Crop Varieties: Buttercup Squash, Cherokee Purple Tomato and Jimenez Beans.
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This Squash and Black Bean Chili Recipe is a healthy and delicious chili made with beans and Buttercup squash straight from the garden.