Spicy Butternut Squash Chili

Spicy Butternut Squash Chili

This sweet and spicy butternut squash chili is sure to be a crowd pleaser and won first place in our office chili cook-off.
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  • Serves: 8 persons



  1. Step 1

    Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Stir in onion and garlic; cook and stir until onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Add beef and cook and stir until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes.
  2. Step 2

    Transfer beef mixture to the bottom of a slow cooker and add butternut squash and frozen mixed vegetables. Stir in diced tomatoes with green chilies, diced tomatoes, chicken broth, chipotle peppers in adobo, tomato paste, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, and brown sugar; mix together.
  3. Step 3

    Set heat to High; wait to bring to a simmer. Cover, set heat to Low and cook, 8 hours to overnight.