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Beef, Black Bean and Squash Chili

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  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 40 min
  • Servings 6
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This lean but hearty chili gets a boost of veggie goodness from two kinds of sweet-tasting squash—cubed butternut and pumpkin puree.

Inspired Taste Recipe by Inspired Taste
October 14, 2012

Ingredients

2
tablespoons light cooking oil
1
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
3
cups cubed butternut squash
1
cup chopped onion
1/2
teaspoon salt
2
cans (14.5 oz each) Muir Glen™ organic fire roasted diced tomatoes with green chilies, undrained
1
can (15 oz) Progresso™ black beans, drained, rinsed
1
cup canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
1
teaspoon ground cumin
1/4
teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
1
teaspoon chili powder
Salt and pepper to taste
2
tablespoons chopped green onions (2 medium)

Directions

  • 1 In 3-quart saucepan, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil over medium-high heat. Cook beef in oil 5 to 6 minutes, stirring occasionally, until brown. Remove from saucepan; set aside. Drain fat from saucepan.
  • 2 In same saucepan and with heat still on medium-high, add remaining 1 tablespoon oil, the squash, onion and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, 3 to 4 minutes or until squash begins to brown.
  • 3 Add cooked beef to saucepan, then add tomatoes, black beans, pumpkin, cumin, red pepper and chili powder. Cook 12 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until squash is tender. Season with salt and pepper. Serve with green onions sprinkled on top.

Expert Tips

Substitute ground chicken or turkey for the ground beef.

Serve with extra toppings such as Cheddar cheese, tortilla chips or sour cream.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
397.4
% Daily Value
Total Fat
20.4g
31%
Saturated Fat
6.2g
31%
Cholesterol
53.7mg
18%
Sodium
1100.9mg
46%
Total Carbohydrate
33.8g
11%
Dietary Fiber
5.9g
24%
Sugars
10.1g
Protein
17.8g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin C
31.10%
31%
Calcium
9.20%
9%
Iron
24.90%
25%
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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