If you need a hearty and delicious vegetarian chili recipe look no further than this Crock-Pot Black Bean and Butternut Squash Chili. Butternut squash add a touch of sweetness and black beans provide a ton of protein and fiber in a chili that has just the right amount of heat and flavor. A great crowd pleaser!
Slow Cooker Black Bean and Butternut Squash Chili
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 a recipe for Black Bean and Butternut Squash Chili from All You Magazine (which is now defunct) and was inspired.
I had to tweak the recipe a little bit based on ingredients I had in my kitchen but I was very happy with the results.
This soup is definitely hearty and spicy. If you don’t like spice you could probably omit some of the cumin and Adobo seasoning.
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Crock-Pot Black Bean and Butternut Squash Chili Recipe
- 30 ounces Canned Black Beans (drained and rinsed)
- 12 ounces Canned Tomato Paste
- 2 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1 medium Green Bell Pepper (chopped)
- 1 medium Yellow Onion (chopped)
- 2 cloves Garlic (minced)
- 4 ounces Canned Diced Jalapeño Peppers
- 20 ounces Butternut Squash (peeled and cut into 1/2 inch cubes)
- 14.5 ounces Vegetable Broth
- 1.5 ounces McCormick Slow Cooker Chili Seasoning (1 packet)
- 1 teaspoon Ground Cumin
- 1 tablespoon Adobo Seasoning (store bought or homemade)
- 1 teaspoon Freshly Ground Black Pepper
- 1 tablespoon Dried Oregano
- Kosher Salt (to taste)
- Wash and cut vegetables according to the ingredient list.
- Heat olive oil in a medium skillet on the stove-top until the oil is hot and shimmering.
- Saute the onion and pepper in the oil until the the onion is slightly browned, being careful not to burn.
- Add cooked onion and pepper as well as all of the remaining ingredients to a 6 quart or larger slow cooker.
- Cover and cook on LOW for 6 hours.
- Ladle hot chili into bowl and top with your favorite chili toppings such as cheese, sour cream, diced onion, etc.