Hearty Butternut Chili | Mrs. Wages

Hearty Butternut Chili

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  • Prep: 25 mins
  • Cook: 1 hr 15 mins
  • 25 mins

    1 hr 15 mins

    1 hr 40 mins

  • Yields: 12 - 1 ½ cup servings
Hearty Butternut Chili | Mrs. Wages


1 ½ lbs ground beef

3 cups cubed butternut squash

1 medium green pepper, chopped

1 medium onion, chopped

1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and finely chopped

3 Tbsp vegetable oil

3 medium garlic cloves, minced

2 cans (14.5 oz) petite diced tomatoes, undrained

1 can (16 oz) kidney beans, undrained

1 can (8 oz) tomato sauce

1 cup beef broth

2 Tbsp chili powder

2 Tbsp paprika

1 tsp salt

1 tsp Mrs. Wages® Pumpkin Pie Filling Spice Mix

1/2 tsp oregano

1/2 tsp cumin


1In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain and set aside.

2In a Dutch oven, sauté the squash, green pepper, onion and jalapeño in oil for 5-7 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.

3Add beef; stir in the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 45 minutes.

4Uncover and simmer for 30 minutes or until chili has reached desired thickness.

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