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Ingredients:

  • 1 pounds - ground sirloin
  • 1 - medium onion, chopped
  • 1 - red bell pepper, seeded, chopped
  • 1 cans - no-salt-added diced tomatoes with juice, 14.5 oz. can
  • 1 - small butternut squash, chopped into 1/2-inch dice (about 3-1/2 cups)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons - tomato paste
  • 2 teaspoons - dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoons - ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoons - chili powder
  • 2 cans - black beans, 15 oz. each, rinsed, drained
  • 3 cloves - garlic, minced
  • 1/2 - jalapeno, seeded, minced, optional
  • 1/2 cups - chopped fresh cilantro, plus 6 sprigs for serving
  • 3 - scallions, white parts plus 3 inches of the green, thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cups - light sour cream
  • 1/2 cups - shredded low-fat cheddar cheese
  • Directions:

    1. Sauté the beef, onion, bell pepper and tomatoes in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat, stirring to break up the meat.

    2. Drain the meat and vegetables in a colander and return to the pot.

    3. Add the squash, 2 cups of water, tomato paste, oregano, cumin, chili powder, beans and garlic. Bring to a simmer.

    4. Continue to cook for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the squash is tender. Add the jalapeno, if using, and the cilantro; simmer for 10 minutes. Add more water if needed.

    5. Ladle the chili into soup bowls. Garnish each bowl with a cilantro sprig. Pass the scallions, sour cream and cheese.

    Brief Description

    Beef chili loaded with flavor from butternut squash, black beans, tomatoes and peppers.

    Main Ingredient:

    ground beef

    Category:  Soups

    Cuisine:  American

    Prep Time: 20 min
    Cook Time: 40 min

    Notes

    The chili is equally good made with white meat turkey, chicken or buffalo.

    Nutritional Analysis (per serving): Calories - 300 (18% calories from fat); Total Fat - 6g; Sat. Fat - 2.5g; Protein - 26g; Carbohydrates - 44g; Dietary Fiber - 14g; Cholesterol - 46mg; Sodium - 518mg; Potassium - 996 mg.

    Source

    Cleveland Clinic Healthy Heart Lifestyle Guide and Cookbook

    Posted By:

    CHL

    Posted On:

    July 27, 2014

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