It's officially chili season! Now that we've fully embraced fall and are inching closer to winter, whipping up a big batch of chili just feels like the right thing to do. I'm all about this vegetarian Black Bean & Butternut Squash Chili, which is so satisfying, full of fall flavors, and can be made in either a slow cooker, pressure cooker, or on the stovetop! It's packed with butternut squash, warm spices, and extra bright flavor from Holland House® Organic Red Wine Vinegar, which is crafted from oak-barrel-aged wine and made with 100% non-GMO grapes. It's finished off with a bunch of fun toppings like avocado, fresh herbs, lime, and shredded cheddar... it's truly a big bowl of healthy, hearty fall comfort!
I love that you can make this recipe a variety of ways and it will turn out delicious no matter what. It's truly a no-fail recipe. I've been especially loving it in the slow cooker because I can set it in the morning, take Noah to his little preschool pod and run some errands, pick him up, and then it's ready for us for lunch and makes plenty of leftovers for dinner, too! If you prefer to have it ready in a snap, whipping it up in the pressure cooker or on the stovetop is also a great way to go.
I have just a couple notes on the ingredients before we get into the recipe. For the beans, go with canned (drained & rinsed) or pre-cooked. For the butternut squash, you can buy a butternut squash and peel & chop it or use pre-chopped to save time. Sweet potatoes would also be delicious here. You could either go vegetable broth or try this recipe with chicken or beef bone broth for added protein. For the vinegar, I used Holland House Organic Red Wine Vinegar, which I love because it's organic, imported from Italy, and adds bright, bold flavor, a must in chili! Last, I used fire-roasted diced tomatoes to add some extra flavor and heat, but if you're sensitive to heat, regular diced tomatoes are great in this too!
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 white onion, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp smoked paprika
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp chili powder
1 butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and diced
2 cans black beans, drained and rinsed
2 1/2 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
1 tbsp Holland House Organic Red Wine Vinegar
1 (14.5 oz) can fire-roasted diced tomatoes (or regular diced tomatoes for more mild flavor)
Salt and pepper to taste
Toppings: chopped chives, shredded grass-fed cheddar, avocado, & a squeeze of lime juice
If cooking in the pressure cooker:
If cooking on the stove or in slow cooker:
I'm so excited for you to cozy up with this delicious recipe this season! I know you'll love it as much as we do - it's definitely become a staple in our kitchen. Bonus is it makes a nice big batch and is even tastier the next day, so you'll love the leftovers!
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July 28th, 2016
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Lindsay is a Holistic Nutritionist who lives for a great meal, a beautiful farmers market, daily matcha lattes, and homemade chocolate chip cookies. Weeknight Bite is Lindsay's happy place where her nutrition practice, simple recipes, and wellness tips come together to inspire you to live a healthy, balanced life.