Hearty Squash and Green Bean Chili

Perfect for cold weather, this hearty chili with squash & green beans is quick and easy to make!

Perfect for cold weather, this hearty chili with squash & green beans is quick and easy to make!
Cooler weather means jeans, scarves, and no more flip flops. Well, mostly. When you live in sunny Southern Arizona, you can pretty much wear flip flops 8-9 months out of the year. I love to be able to finally wear boots, which I have several pairs of, and, am convinced will have for many years to come, since I rarely get the chance to wear them.
Cooler weather also means stews and chilis. Lately, I’ve fallen in love with squash. I made this curried slow cooker beef stew with acorn squash and roasted butternut squash & potatoes. My family loved both.
If you’ve never tried squash before, it’s a must! I’ll admit, I was pretty leery of all squash myself, until I tried it. Acorn and butternut squash are my favorite, because they taste a lot like potatoes, which is a plus in this house.
Are you a first-time-squah-maker who isn’t quite sure what to make? Are you a seasoned-squash-maker who needs new recipes to try? This months 12 Bloggers group has some delicious squash recipes just for you! Be sure to scroll past my recipe for Hearty Squash and Green Bean Chili to see the other 11 fabulous recipes!

 

Perfect for cold weather, this hearty chili with squash & green beans is quick and easy to make!
Hearty Squash and Green Bean Chili
 
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Perfect for cold weather, this hearty chili with squash & green beans is quick and easy to make!
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Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 Butternut squash, seeded and diced into ½-3/4 inch pieces
  • 2 15 ounce cans tomato sauce
  • 1 14 ounce can french style green beans
  • 1 Tablespoon hot New Mexico chili powder
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 small-medium sized onion, diced OR 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
Instructions
  1. Heat tomato sauce in a large saucepan on medium heat
  2. Brown meat, garlic and chopped onion {if using fresh rather than powdered} in a large skillet; drain
  3. Add browned meat, squash, chili powder, onion powder {if not using fresh onion} and salt to tomato sauce
  4. Cover and simmer on low until squash is tender, about 1 hour
  5. Add canned green beans and heat an additional 5 minutes, or until green beans are warm
  6. Top with sour cream and green onions, if desired

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Pumpkin Fritters by Bread Booze Bacon
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