I knew I wanted to make something with black beans this week. I have been trying to do at least two or three vegetarian dinners a week. So after searching the internet for a black bean soup recipe which just seemed like too much work-blending the soup after you cook it and all, I stumbled across this recipe for Black Bean and Butternut Squash Chili from All You Magazine and was inspired. I had to tweak this based on ingredients I had in my kitchen but I was very happy with the results. Definitely hearty and spicy-if you don’t like spice you could probably drop some of the cumin and Adobo seasoning.
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|Crock-Pot Black Bean and Butternut Squash Chili||
- 2 – 15 Ounce Cans Black Beans, Rinsed and Drained
- 2- 6 Ounce Cans Tomato Paste
- 2 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1 Green Bell Pepper, Chopped
- 1 Yellow Onion, Chopped
- 2 Cloves Garlic, Chopped
- 1- 14.5 Ounce Can Diced Tomatoes with Chilies (Or Jalapenos)
- 1-4 Ounce Can Diced Jalapeno Peppers
- 20 Ounces Chopped, Peeled Butternut Squash
- 1 14.5 Ounce Can Vegetable Broth
- 1 Package McCormick Slow Cooker Chili Seasoning
- 1 Teaspoon Cumin
- 1 Tablespoon Adobo Seasoning
- 1 Teaspoon Black Pepper
- 1 Tablespoon Dried Oregano
- Salt to Taste
- Make sure squash is chopped to 1/2 inch cubes.
- Heat Olive Oil in Pan.
- Saute onion and pepper until tender. You are adding the garlic to the crock-pot raw.
- Add all ingredients to crock-pot, with butternut squash going in last.
- Cover and cook on low for 6 hours.
- Serve with sour cream, cheddar cheese and whatever else makes your chili your own.