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Butternut Squash Black Bean Chili

Butternut Squash Black Bean Chili

Butternut Squash Black Bean Chili mixes the sweetness of butternut squash with the spicy flavors of chili. The perfect fall chili recipe.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6 people


  • 1/2 lb. Ground Beef Use 90% lean
  • 1/2 cup Red Bell Pepper chopped
  • 1 cup onion Chopped
  • 1 tbsp. garlic minced
  • 2 cups Butternut Squash cubed
  • 15 ounces Black Beans Canned black beans; drained
  • 1 cup Vegetable Stock
  • 3 tbsp. chili powder
  • 1 tbsp. cumin
  • 1/2 tbsp. Ground Coriander
  • 1 tsp. Oregano
  • 14 ounces Canned Petite Diced Tomatoes
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a large pot or dutch oven saute the ground beef with the peppers, garlic and onions.
  2. When the beef is browned add in the butternut squash, chili powder, coriander, cumin, oregano, salt and pepper. Saute for 5 minutes.
  3. Now you'll add in the canned diced tomatoes, black beans and vegetable stock. Bring to a boil then reduce to low and simmer for 45 minutes. If you want this to finish in the slow cooker, then transfer to a slow cooker and cook on low for 4-5 hours.

Recipe Notes

Make it Vegan/Vegetarian- Omit the ground beef and add an extra can of beans.

This recipe is gluten free.